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Publications Library

The Publication Library contains guidance and policy papers, reports, strategies, program regulations, guidelines, brochures and more.

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  • Delegation 2001: Delegation to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

    Delegation 2001 vests authority in the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs to manage the public affairs duties of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • A Novel Algorithmic Framework for Standoff Concealed Threat Detection

    The HIVE algorithmic framework enables new approaches to protecting people and infrastructure in areas where traditional security checkpoints are not feasible. HIVE (Hierarchical Inference for Volumetric Estimation) is a custom deep convolutional neural network architecture that interprets volumetric video generated by a standoff, active-RF imagers. The architecture performs multi-resolution detection, classification, and segmentation of objects in the scene at various scales in order to produce automated threat detections, alerts, and visualization products – all without requiring the person to stop, pose, or remove their belongings.

  • The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: Interagency International Student Issues

    Publication page for materials for Interagency Webinar on International Student Issues

  • National Preparedness Month Impact 2022

    This R&D Impacts Update showcases how investments in science and technology are enhancing the nation’s resilience and ability to adapt to current and projected emerging threats, including wildfires, floods, and hurricanes.

  • Communiqué

    Communiqué from the Five Country Ministerial, held September 12-13th, 2022 in Washington, DC.

  • Waterways Analysis and Management System Factsheet

    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.

  • River Information Systems Enterprise Factsheet

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is responsible for providing for the safety and economic security of U.S. maritime ports and waterways. The USCG is authorized to establish, maintain, and operate aids to maritime navigation in order to aid navigation, and to prevent disasters, collisions, and wrecks of vessels.

  • Rescue 21 Augmentation from Space Factsheet

    To circumvent the environmental and infrastructure challenges presented in D17, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is pursuing space-based capabilities. These capabilities offer persistent coverage to these remote regions without the burden of a physical infrastructure to maintain. An Analysis of Alternative completed as part of the DHS S&T Polar Scout Project concluded that spaced-based systems are the only cost effective means of receiving and relaying maritime distress signals in the remote areas of D17.

  • Maritime Domain Awareness Sensors and Research Activity Factsheet

    Improvements in sensor technologies are constant, introducing opportunities to improve maritime surveillance for USCG and CBP. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) established the new MDA Sensors and Research activity to leverage advances in sensor
    technology to increase Department and DHS component MDA capabilities.

  • Waterway Harmonization Factsheet

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with USCG on the Waterway Harmonization Phase II project to develop a methodology to standardize geographic representation of the beginning and end of waterways.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022