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President Biden has made cybersecurity a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration at all levels of government. The Department of Homeland Security and its components, namely its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, play a lead role in strengthening resilience across the nation and sectors, investigating malicious cyber activity, and advancing cybersecurity alongside our democratic values and principles.
This fact sheet outlines the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory's execution of test and evaluation (T&E) activities and technical advisory support for DHS S&T with a special focus on the assessment of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) technologies.
The Science and Technology Directorate is currently working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to develop a downloadable application—Safe Handling and Collection of Electronics, or “SHAKE”—that provides users with information and techniques to safely collect drones from the field.
The Chemical Threat Clustering Tool provides an efficient means of analyzing the exhaustive body of possible threats by identifying representative chemical exemplars for use in threat assessments.
This fact sheet outlines COVID-19 lessons learned and parallels for radiological and nuclear emergencies.
Technologies developed with DHS funding may have significant commercial potential. To harness this potential, DHS grants licenses that allow a company to make, use, and/or sell DHS technologies in the commercial marketplace. The DHS Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (T2C) maintains a list of DHS technologies available for licensing and manages all licensing activities for DHS.
The Biometric and Identity Technology Center focuses on methods, tools, and technologies to recognize individuals and protect sensitive personal information through advanced biometrics and other capabilities.
Currently under development by DHS S&T and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), POINTER is a precision positioning sensor system that locates first responders via low-frequency magnetic fields that can transmit signals through materials including wood, concrete, brick, and rebar.
To better understand the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and understand the potential risk of contact transmission, the present study was conducted to examine the influence of environmental conditions, matrix composition, and droplet size on the surface persistence of SARS-CoV-2.
This study was conducted to examine the efficacy of eight disinfectants that are representative of major classes of disinfectants found in liquid cleaners to reduce the viral load on contaminated surfaces.