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Fact Sheets Collection

Short documents with information about a particular issue or topic.

  • Ammonia Port Preparedness and Emergency Response Fact Sheet

    AmPPER will enable the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to provide critical information on ammonia storage and its potential impact on ports and surrounding communities. Through data-driven mitigation and resilience recommendations, we empower the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, and emergency response communities to enhance preparedness.

  • Developing Innovative Research for Improving U.S. Levees and Dams Fact Sheet

    This innovative research for improving national water infrastructure will enable S&T to better protect the public against catastrophic impacts a water infrastructure failure would cause.

  • Maturing DHS Institutional Risk Analysis Capabilities Fact Sheet

    The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate identified three goals to advance institutional risk analysis capabilities to support the Department's resilience and readiness programs. This effort is expected to provide DHS with research and analysis intended to inform risk analysis qualifications and training guidelines to enable a stronger, better-informed futures cadre at DHS.  

  • Open Geospatial Consortium Strategic Partnership Fact Sheet

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will, as a member, build a strategic partnership with the Open Geospatial Consortium, allowing DHS to gain insight into innovative global climate change adaption and resilience research. This knowledge helps better inform DHS climate research and development initiatives.

  • Social Equity Data Needs and Its Access and Availability to Support the Disaster Resilience of Marginalized Communities Fact Sheet

    One of the most enduring findings in disaster and climate change research is that socially marginalized communities are disproportionally more at risk from environmental hazards, and thus, less likely to recover fully and quickly. A community plan aimed at resilience could allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies to pro-actively identify support for mitigation based on community needs, with equity as its foundation.

  • Chemical Security Analysis Center – Ammonia Safety and Training Institute Cooperative Research and Development Fact Sheet

    CSAC entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute in July 2022.The goal of the collaboration was to use modeling to improve emergency response and conversely to allow emergency response needs to drive improved modeling and model development.

  • 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.