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CWMD Delivers Updated Technology to Detect Radiological Threats

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.

S&T Passive Acoustic Detection Systems Fact Sheet

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.

S&T ARMOR Fact Sheet

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.

S&T PortSec Fact Sheet

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.

S&T BTI Institute Fact Sheet

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.

S&T Port and Waterway Resiliency Fact Sheet

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.

Border Security

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.


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