To improve our Nation’s defense against radiological threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) completed a technical refresh of 60 mobile Radiation Portal Monitors currently deployed and used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CWMD supplies CBP with this capability to scan cargo for potential radiological threats.
Today, Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the Cyprus Center for Land, Open-seas, and Port Security (CYCLOPS), a $5 million U.S.-funded regional training facility, with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides.
The Maritime Security Center of Excellence (MSC) is developing Passive Acoustic Detection Systems that can help the U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement entities detect illegal vessel traffic and intruders in maritime and port security zones.
The Assistant for Randomized Monitoring Over Routes (ARMOR) tool prevents criminals and terrorists from predicting where and when security patrols will conduct their rounds or set up checkpoints. The Los Angeles Airport (LAX) police, Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are all using versions of ARMOR.
The Center of Excellence for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, is developing the Port Security Risk and Resource Management System (PortSec), a decision-support system used to assess tactical and strategic risks to port operations and reduce risk from terrorist attacks.
BTI’s mission is to enhance the Nation’s ability to secure its borders, facilitate legitimate trade and travel, and ensure the integrity of the immigration system.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations National Targeting Center Passenger Division Director Donald Conroy addresses the role of CBP in preventing children from being abducted and taken abroad by their parents.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate Assistant Administrator Thomas DiNanno addresses the critical role of the Department’s homeland security grant programs in assisting the Nation in preventing, preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks.
The Port and Waterway Resiliency program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that will develop risk-based strategies to enhance the U.S. Coast Guard’s management of ports and waterways, including better ways to conduct health assessments, analyze the condition of ports and waterways, and support risk-based decision making.
S&T's border security R&D programs focus on securing the nation’s borders on land, sea, and sky, while deterring illegal trafficking of goods and people into the United States.