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S&T K9-TACT Fact Sheet

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology  Directorate’s Explosives Detection Canine Program is providing a service to measure the vapor composition of explosives detection training aids, using a capability called Canine Training Aid Contamination Testing.


On August 1, 2013, the EO 13650 directed the federal government to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities.  Under this order, DHS undertook a number of actions, including establishment of the IP Gateway.

Resources EPA DHS

This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.


This fact sheet explains how DHS uses the IP Gateway to share certain CFATS data elements to improve coordination and information sharing with State and local governments, and community stakeholders.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department coverage of REDDI

The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is a Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Charlotte, NC on September 20-21, 2017. Permission to publish this video was granted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Media Coverage of REDDI from WJLA ABC 7 News

The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is an EXD outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Washington, DC at the Capital One Arena November 14-15, 2017. Permission to report this news video was granted by WJLA ABC 7 News.

CFATS RBPS 9 - Response

RBPS 9 - Response is the performance standard that addresses the development and exercising of an emergency plan to respond to security incidents.

DHS Participates in Exercise Demonstrating New Nuclear Forensics Technology

Recently, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) helped plan and conduct an exercise of the United States’ capability to collect radioactive evidence in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation. The exercise scenario included the detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device in an urban setting. In a real event, the evidence collected helps identify the source of the device and those responsible for its use.

Blue Campaign Expands Partnerships Ahead of Super Bowl 50

What is Human Trafficking?  Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion.  Human trafficking is different from human smuggling.  Who are the Victims? Who is at Risk?  Trafficking victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today is excited to announce two new partnerships between the DHS Blue Campaign, the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, and the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) and the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) Altamont Corridor Express (ACE).


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