Fact Sheets Collection
Short documents with information about a particular issue or topic.
Tips for Submitting a Case Assistance Request
Tips for how to best request case assistance from the CIS Ombudsman office.
Visualizing a Nuclear Detonation and Response Fact Sheet
It is critical to provide first responders with tools, knowledge, and training to understand the effects of a nuclear detonation and the response strategies that will allow them to save lives, stabilize infrastructure, minimize exposure to radiation, and provide for basic human needs. DHS S&T(NUSTL, in partnership with DOE LLNL, is developing science-based visualizations that will depict nuclear detonation effects in a computer-generated but realistic city to help first responders understand the size, scale, and expected impacts of a nuclear explosion.
FY 23 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Notice of Funding Opportunity and Fact Sheets in mutiple languages
Please find the FY 23 NOFO and FACT sheet.
Wildland Firefighter Respirator Fact Sheet
Wildland firefighters need a small, lightweight respirator that is easy to don and doff. Under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Wildland Firefighter Respirator project, TDA Research is developing such a respirator capable of removing airborne hazards in the wildland firefighting operating environment.
The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar Series: Interagency Engagement on International Student Issues
Publication page for materials for Interagency Webinar on International Student Issues
Richmond Counter-UAS Testbed Fact Sheet
To establish organizational processes and identify which C-UAS systems DHS components should purchase, DHS has established multiple testbeds that represent a wide range of operational environments. Richmond, Virginia, was chosen as a testbed due to its dense urban terrain and environment, which can present technological challenges to C-UAS systems. Additionally, existing state and city programs, such as Virginia’s Department of Aviation’s (DOAV’s) work in drone traffic management, make Richmond an ideal DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) testbed location.
Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Research (CISRR) Fact Sheet
Critical Infrastructure (CI) consists of the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety. The nation's CI provides the essential services that underpin American society.
Tip Sheet: When to Contact a USCIS Lockbox
The CIS Ombudsman has worked with USCIS on the following tip sheet on when and how to contact a USCIS Lockbox.
Explosives Threat Detection Fact Sheet
After the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 in 1988, the government established the Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation (CAVM) program to address terrorist-based internal aircraft explosive threats. In 2006, the program transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), with program execution supported by subject matter experts from S&T’s Transportation Security Laboratory.
REDDI - Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative Fact Sheet and Video
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is a series of regionally-based events for detection canine teams in the law enforcement community.