The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) funded RTI International to research and evaluate six fiscal year 2020 (FY20) grants awarded by the DHS Center for Programs and Partnerships (CP3) as part of its Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program.
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The pilot, part of S&T’s Screening at Speed Program, is scheduled to begin in January at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
DHS S&T awarded $3.15 million to CIRI, a DHS COE, to create the test methods, procedures, software, tools, and systems necessary for Next Generation 911 (NG911) interoperability testing.
In this episode, host John Verrico sits down with Dr. LaTasha Thompson, Program Director of S&T’s Office of SAFETY Act Implementation. LaTasha breaks down the SAFETY Act for us—explaining its significance, how it works, and how it could even impact you. You’ll learn about the technologies and services the Act covers, how these technologies are being evaluated and assessed under the Act, and the innovative ways lotion and trash cans are being used to protect the nation. You’ll also find out how LaTasha and her team are helping keep stadiums around the country safe and secure from nefarious actors.
DHS, through S&T, was awarded a U.S. patent for the HExCAT, protecting the Department’s invention and guaranteeing that the technology can help fulfill the DHS mission for years to come.