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The purpose of the tech demo was to assist DHS S&T and its contracted developer, Lockstep Technologies, in gathering feedback from emergency response personnel on the concept and design of the MDAV, a mobile application that digitally authenticates first responders’ credentials.
This S&T study recommends federal agencies adopt a continuous approach to standards-based mobile app vetting by integrating vetting tools with EMM and exploring nontraditional approaches, such as app threat intelligence. These approaches would improve overall federal system mobile device and enterprise security while also enabling employees to use apps to conduct business and accomplish their organization’s mission.
S&T—in collaboration with FEMA, USFA, and other key stakeholder experts—determined WUI incidents and life-saving functions as the optimal areas for S&T to explore technology innovation.
Read the Ombudsman's full 2019 Annual Report to Congress.
The three subcommittees (Emerging Technologies, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Cybersecurity, and Countering Foreign Influence Subcommittees) were established on October 4, 2018 by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to advise the Department on homeland security issues. On May 21, 2019, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) convened in public session to discuss, deliberate and vote on these three subcommittee’s interim reports. The HSAC voted on and approved the proposed finding and recommendations in their entirety.
Less lethal technology devices are designed to be less likely to cause death when deployed than conventional weapons like firearms, and are used by law enforcement in two primary situations: crowd control and one-on-one suspect apprehension. For each of these situations, technology subcategories exist based on the modalities of the technology, such as chemical, kinetic and conducted energy.
The following are CFTT reports for Windows registry forensic tools (organized by publication date).
Pursuant to the TSA Modernization Act (P.L. 115-254), signed into law on October 5, 2018, the report provides information on Mahan Air operations and U.S. security interests at international Last Point of Departure airports.
Numerous studies estimate there are between 300,000 and 400,000 religious congregations in the United States. Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area where violence and emergencies cannot affect them. However, violence in a house of worship is not a new phenomenon and many facilities are developing and updating security and emergency plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of their congregations, visitors, staff, and facilities.
After extinguishing structural fires, firefighters carry out fire overhaul operations to locate and extinguish smoldering hot spots. Early on in the overhaul operations, firefighters wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); although, it is common practice to remove the SCBA when the carbon monoxide (CO) concentration drops to a safe level. Studies have shown, however, that after CO dissipates, particulate matter and harmful chemicals are still present during overhaul environments. As a result, firefighters must continue to wear heavy SCBA equipment throughout overhaul operations or risk breathing in the hazardous material present in the overhaul environment. To address this hazard, the Respiratory Protection for Firefighters during Overhaul Operations project developed a filter module that is designed to be used in passive air-purifying respirators (APRs) and powered APRs (PAPRs) to protect firefighters from particulate and chemical hazards while being lighter and more comfortable than the traditional SCBA.