Last week, DHS S&T marked the 15-year anniversary of cooperation with the United Kingdom for collaborative research and development efforts aimed at both nations’ mutual homeland security challenges.
Last week, Acting Deputy Secretary David P. Pekoske attended the Five Country Ministerial in London, England, alongside Attorney General William P. Barr to represent the U.S. and to discuss the protection of each nation from active and emerging security threats.
DHS S&T has awarded $1,656,206.00 to Halo X-ray Technologies Ltd (HXT) in Nottingham, UK, to develop and implement an automatic threat resolution system for use with X-ray imaging of carry-on and checked baggage.
The Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), in London, UK, September 10-13, 2018.
On May 29, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid in Washington, D.C. Secretary Nielsen and Home Secretary Javid discussed U.S. and UK counterterrorism cooperation, including enhancing aviation security and preventing the misuse of the internet by terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) investments have spurred growth in literature addressing terrorism prevention. S&T has delivered dozens of research products, fact sheets, evaluations, and capabilities to practitioners and the general public. This page will provide a full listing of all S&T terrorism prevention publications as they become available.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terrorism prevention mission by conducting applied research and evaluation, transitioning new capabilities, and integrating scientifically derived knowledge into homeland security policies and activities to improve prevention approaches to violent extremism.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke this week met with United Kingdom Home Secretary Amber Rudd in Washington, D.C. Acting Secretary Duke and Home Secretary Rudd discussed U.S. and UK counterterrorism cooperation, including enhancing aviation security. They also discussed efforts to address terrorist exploitation of the internet and data sharing between the two countries.
The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the ongoing situation in the United Kingdom. We are working with our interagency partners and foreign counterparts to gain further insight into reported attacks against civilians on London Bridge and in the surrounding area.
The Department of Homeland Security stands in solidarity alongside our friends in the United Kingdom in condemning the terrible attack at Parliament today.