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The Communications Unit products and resources below were developed by the Communications Section Task Force to support the elevation of the Communications Unit to a Communications Section.
The rapid growth of e-commerce has revolutionized the way goods are bought and sold, allowing for counterfeit and pirated goods to flood our borders and penetrate our communities and homes. Illicit goods trafficked to American consumers by e-commerce platforms and online third-party marketplaces threaten public health and safety, as well as national security. This illicit activity impacts American innovation and erodes the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers and workers.
(DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), under its Small Business Innovation and Research program, funded Catalyst Communications Technologies to examine the feasibility of developing a standards-based interworking solution that would enable communications between Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems; and communications between different LMR systems.
S&T is working with Azimuth1, LLC to develop QuickRoute, a routing system for emergency vehicles that accounts for a variety challenges, including inclement weather, road conditions, vehicle characteristics and department-level protocols for handling vehicle usage. The technology will ensure emergency vehicles have priority traffic in all areas of travel while responding to a call.
The open session of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting was convened on April 16, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm via teleconference call. The meeting was open to members of the public under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), P.L. 92-463 and 5 U.S.C. § 552b.
The open session of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting was convened on May 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting was open to members of the public under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), P.L. 92-463 and 5 U.S.C. § 552b.
The open session of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting was convened on November 14, 2019 from 1:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting was open to members of the public under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), P.L. 92-463 and 5 U.S.C. § 552b.
As cyber and physical systems become more interconnected, the digital attack surface is extending further into our daily lives, with the potential for malicious cyber actors to create dangerous, real-world effects. Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) entities must collaborate and coordinate extensively with critical infrastructure private sector owners, operators, and stakeholders to identify and address these cybersecurity challenges. This will include: figuring out how DHS can most effectively and efficiently support SLTT agencies and partners in pursuing cybersecurity and the resilience of their Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, including response and recovery; finding programs, services, and outreach that would provide the greatest benefit to SLTT stakeholders in reducing IT risks; lastly, measuring how effective the Homeland Security Grant Program has been in addressing risks at SLTT levels, and how the Grant Program could best be structured to address cybersecurity risks.
The following are CFTT reports for write-protected drives (organized by publication date). The DHS Science and Technology Directorate funded these reports.
DHS Fiscal Year 2019 Performance & Accountability Reports