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Fact Sheets Collection

Short documents with information about a particular issue or topic.

  • Wildfire Sensor Technology Fact Sheet

    Wildfires across the U.S. and around the world are becoming more frequent, costly, and dangerous. DHS S&T is working with the U.S. Fire Administrator, N5 Sensors Inc., TechNexus, and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation to develop and test early wildfire detection technology to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state and local emergency management partners.

  • Energy Innovation and Public Safety Program Fact Sheet

    As energy innovation expands, the widespread adoption of high energy density batteries continues apace in both residential and commercial spaces. This trend amplifies the challenges faced by responders in saving lives and protecting property as they respond to battery fire incidents.

  • Federal Executive Branch Agencies Roles and Responsibilities in United States Elections, Interagency Election Security Fact Sheet

    In the United States, states have primary responsibility for the administration of Federal elections. This fact sheet provides information on the roles and responsibilities of federal executive branch agencies.

  • Partnership Intermediary Fact Sheet

    A partnership intermediary (PI) is a state or local government, or a non-profit entity owned/funded/ chartered/operated in whole or in part by a state or local government that assists, counsels, advises, evaluates or otherwise cooperates with small business firms and educational institutions.

  • PIADC Science Program: Classical Swine Fever Fact Sheet

    Classical swine fever (CSF) is a trade-restricting, contagious, viral disease affecting domestic and wild swine, which was eradicated from the U.S. in 1978. While it is not a threat to human health, a CSF outbreak would significantly affect our economy, disrupting agriculture markets and pork exports. The Plum Island Animal Disease Center is one of the few facilities within the U.S. that is permitted to utilize live CSF virus as part of its scientific activities.

  • PIADC Science Program: Disinfection and Decontamination Fact Sheet

    DHS S&T’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center Science Program’s disinfection and decontamination projects are a key component in responding to the threat of transboundary animal diseases (TADs). The goals of the disinfection and decontamination efforts are to prevent the introduction of TADs to North America, and provide tools to end users—first responders, veterinarians, the agriculture industry, decision-makers—to detect, mitigate, and decontaminate threats posed by TADs.

  • PIADC Science Program: FAV-D Fact Sheet

    DHS S&T’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center Science Program’s Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense (FAV-D) project coordinates research and development initiatives based on DHS component requirements. The primary goal of the FAV-D project is to prevent, protect, mitigate, and respond to the intentional or natural introduction of high-consequence transboundary animal diseases affecting food and agriculture.

  • PIADC Science Program Fact Sheet

    DHS S&T's PIADC Science Program, established in 2005, executes a broad portfolio of projects related to the prevention, protection, and mitigation of transboundary animal disease. The goal of the DHS PIADC Science Program is to prevent the introduction of—and provide tools to counter threats posed by—transboundary animal diseases to North America.

  • PIADC Science Program: Diagnostic Development Fact Sheet

    DHS S&T's Plum Island Animal Disease Center Science Program conducts critical scientific studies that support the development of diagnostic tests for transboundary animal diseases. From fiscal year 2018–present, DHS S&T has invested more than $2.5M to test and evaluate diagnostic devices for transboundary animal diseases.

  • PIADC Science Program: Vaccine Development Fact Sheet

    DHS S&T’s PIADC Science Program specializes in conducting pivotal scientific studies in direct support of transitioning transboundary animal disease (TAD) vaccine candidates. Vaccine development projects conducted by the DHS PIADC Science Program are essential for protecting U.S. food and agriculture and are a vital tool in addressing the threat of TADs.