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The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directs the Department of Homeland Security “to develop metrics … to measure the effectiveness of security between ports of entry, at ports of entry, in the maritime environment and to measure the effectiveness of the aviation assets and operations of Air and Marine Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” This report meets this direction by providing the most comprehensive, rigorous set of border security metrics ever produced by the Department, along with a thorough discussion of the strengths and limitations of the Department’s available methodological approaches.
The Shaken Fury After Action Report details S&T’s participation and contribution to this exercise as well as the findings of these activities.
DHS S&T, Office of National Laboratories (ONL) manages the Department’s use of its research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) laboratories and the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories’ infrastructure, technical expertise and capabilities. ONL’s work brings significant value and impact to the homeland security mission space.
The Department of Homeland Security’s 2020 Homeland Threat Assessment is a first-of-its-kind report synthesizing threat assessments across DHS including intelligence and operational components.
Rescue hoist gloves protect emergency responders’ hands during specialized helicopter hoist rescue operations. Read the results of two prototype fingerless glove designs, developed by DHS S&T, and tested by the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory.
DHS S&T hosted the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx) on August 21-22, 2019, at Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, in partnership with regional public safety agencies and technology providers.
Section 803 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2002 requires the DHS Privacy Office to report quarterly on the following activities: number and types of privacy reviews of Department actions undertaken; type of advice provided and the response given to such advice; and number and nature of privacy complaints received by DHS for alleged violations, along with a summary of the disposition of such complaints.
S&T is using every tool at its disposal to join the fight; this report highlights ongoing Directorate-wide response efforts, including technology deployments, international collaboration, scientific breakthroughs, and support for America’s frontline workers.
DHS S&T hosted the NGFR – Harris County Operational Experimentation (OpEx) December 4-5, 2018, at the Port of Houston in Houston, Texas, in partnership with regional public safety agencies and technology providers.
Read the latest results and feedback on the usability of NERFHERDER for first responders.