The Southwest Border Communications Working Group (SWBCWG) convened in San Diego, CA, on March 20-21 to discuss improving communications operability and interoperability for public safety personnel along the international border with Mexico.
DHS S&T OSAI in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences developed a set of best practices and a new online tool, Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS), for building owners to evaluate their operations end-to-end before applying for SAFETY Act protections.
CISA has developed The Internet of Things: Impact on Public Safety Communications white paper to enhance the community’s understanding of how to successfully harness IoT in the public safety context.
Technology is a critical tool for improving interoperability that should meet the needs of practitioners on the front lines and should address regional needs, existing infrastructure, cost versus benefits, and sustainability. The resources below provide 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Cities examples of the technology currently used in the public safety environment.
Procuring land mobile radio (LMR) subscriber units can be a challenging process filled with many opportunities and pitfalls for the procuring agency. The ultimate goal is to procure radio units that meet the operability and interoperability needs of the user community, taking the necessary steps a procuring agency or entity should follow to ensure the success of that goal.
DHS S&T is showcasing technology advances, program impacts, investments, and emergency communications solutions at this year’s International Wireless Communications Expo.
Andre Hentz, S&T Deputy Under Secretary and Robert Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be presenting at SXSW on “Building Resilient Cities,” with former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley and Rachel Horn from the Consumer Technology Association.
DHS S&T will exhibit at IWCE at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 4 to 8, 2019. Participants can network, as well as learn about communications technologies, products, and policies.
Three startups developing technologies with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) successfully transitioned their products to DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise in 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) cybersecurity research and development (R&D) program develops innovative solutions to meet a broad array of cybersecurity challenges across the U.S. government, international partners, academia and the private sector.