Congratulations to S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory—America’s principal federal laboratory for first responder technology testing and evaluation—on reaching this major milestone of service to our nation.
System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER)
DHS S&T released a RFI seeking information on commercially available body cameras that feature the ability to automatically begin recording based on sensors triggered by surrounding events.
DHS S&T released a request for information on multi-spectrum laser protective eyewear that meets the needs of law enforcement and emergency response agencies.
DHS S&T issued a RFI on commercially available Blast Resistant Trash Receptacles (BRTRs) to be included in a market survey conducted by S&T’s NUSTL in New York.
Seeking to support first responders by providing the information they need to make smart decisions when purchasing night vision technologies, DHS S&T has released a new Request for Information.
Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) released a request for information on handheld, portable, and desktop explosives trace detectors (ETDs) that can analyze wipe samples collected from surfaces of packages, baggage, automobiles, or other objects
DHS S&T released a request for information to identify potential vendors, manufacturers and distributors with technologies for non-invasive febrile temperature screening to meet the needs of first responders and protective services as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of the SAVER Program is to assist responders with procurement decisions. To this end, SAVER Program knowledge products focus on equipment that falls within the categories of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Authorized Equipment List (AEL)—a list of approved equipment types allowed under FEMA’s preparedness grant programs. While the FEMA AEL encompasses a wide range of equipment types, it does not include all types of equipment used by responders in the commission of their duties.
Less lethal technology devices are designed to be less likely to cause death when deployed than conventional weapons like firearms, and are used by law enforcement in two primary situations: crowd control and one-on-one suspect apprehension. For each of these situations, technology subcategories exist based on the modalities of the technology, such as chemical, kinetic and conducted energy.