The Department of Homeland Security, through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has officially implemented its new Transportation Security Compensation Plan, previously referred to as “pay equity” for all TSA employees.
This guide for canine handlers contains cutting-edge research on the effects of temperature, humidity, and “warm-up periods” on the detection capabilities of working canines.
DHS S&T’s NUSTL, in collaboration with Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company (MNR), conducted a semi-virtual technology demonstration of the TRX NEON® Personnel Location Tracker in Grand Central Terminal (GCT). The TRX NEON Personnel Tracker can provide location data that could complement data provided by mobile environmental sensors, enabling the accurate mapping of survey results to specific locations throughout GCT. NUSTL, in conjunction with MNR, facilitated a demonstration of the technology to determine its feasibility in supporting an emergency preparedness environmental survey.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded myLanguage of San Jose, CA, $199,592 in Phase 1 funding to adapt and customize its language translation platform to support the U.S. Coast Guard.
DHS S&T announced that it will join several New York City agencies for an above- and below-ground air sampling study that will ultimately help urban areas prepare for and recover from incidents involving hazardous materials.
DHS published an official notice in the Federal Register that the Transportation Security Oversight Board (TSOB) has ratified a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surface transportation security directive (SD) requiring mask wearing on public transportation and at transportation hubs to protect the safety and security of the traveling public and the transportation system.
DHS S&T has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City to study how simulated coronavirus aerosols travel through buses and train cars to inform disinfection and other virus mitigation methods.
Crucially important work is accomplished through deploying S&T’s advanced lab-based technical expertise and capabilities in research, development, test and evaluation.