Science and Technology Collection
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the Department’s primary research and development arm and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders.
Amphibious eXtreme Terrain Vehicle for Ice Rescue Fact Sheet
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) are partnering to develop a new ice rescue vehicle prototype. Once completed, the final vehicle will be durable; capable of operating in extreme cold, on land, on ice, and in water; and be able to easily transition between each type of terrain. The vehicle will accommodate up to three rescue team members and three passengers and support rescue and lifesaving equipment.
Master Question List for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed the following “master question list” that quickly summarizes what is known, what additional information is needed, and who may be working to address such fundamental questions as, “What is the infectious dose?” and “How long does the virus persist in the environment?”
The Master Question List (MQL) is intended to quickly present the current state of available information to government decision makers in a possible operational response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and allow structured and scientifically guided discussions across the federal government without burdening them with the need to review scientific reports, and to prevent duplication of efforts by highlighting and coordinating research.
Waterways Analysis and Management System Fact Sheet
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is developing port and waterway resiliency analytical visualization tools, data, and technologies to provide USCG waterway managers with more effective and user-friendly capabilities. This effort will enhance the USCG’s Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) and include research on other capabilities to address DHS maritime challenges, while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Detection Canine Program Fact Sheet
The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) Detection Canine Program provides the Homeland Security Enterprise with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and deploy detection canines in their operational environment.
Electromagnetic Pulse and Geometric Disturbance Resiliency Fact Sheet
Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) events pose significant threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure. DHS has been directed to conduct research and development to better understand impacts of EMP and GMD events and develop technologies and guidelines to enhance and protect critical infrastructure.
Master Question List for African Swine Fever (ASF) Virus
The Master Question List (MQL) is intended to quickly present the current state of available information to government decision makers in a possible operational response to African Swine Fever and allow structured and scientifically guided discussions across the federal government without burdening them with the need to review scientific reports, and to prevent duplication of efforts by highlighting and coordinating research.
Mission-Adaptive, Modular Law Enforcement Helmet Design Fact Sheet
The primary objective of this technology effort is the development of a multi-purpose law enforcement helmet that provides concussive and ballistic protection, is mission-adaptive, lightweight, and may be worn for an extended period of time.
Test Results for SQLite Data Recovery Tools
The following are CFTT reports for SQLite date recovery tools (organized by publication date). The DHS Science and Technology Directorate funded these reports.
Emerging Risks and Technologies Fact Sheet
S&T's Emerging Risks and Technologies Program seeks to analyze aspects of emerging technologies to inform decision-makers on risks and opportunities so that they can prepare for and respond to the continually evolving technology landscape.
CSAC FY2022 Annual Report
As part of the DHS S&T, CSAC is the nation’s only federal study, analysis and knowledge management center for assessing the threat and hazard(s) associated with an accidental or intentional large-scale chemical event or chemical terrorism event in the United States.