U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Government Website

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Safely connect using HTTPS

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Publications Library

Publications Library

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

To search the DHS Publications Library, please enter search terms below.

  • Detection of Presence of Life through Walls Fact Sheet

    For law enforcement officers looking for victims and hunting criminals, searching around corners and behind blind spots can be time-consuming and dangerous. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Detection of Presence of Life through Walls system is a radar-based capability that will enable officers to safely detect life behind walls, barricades, household objects, and doors and will enhance their situational awareness and potentially save lives.

  • Gunshot Detection Systems Fact Sheet

    The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) completed the Gunshot Detection technology development effort to enhance the commercial off-the-shelf Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System as it is designed to operate in outdoor environments and be easily moved and “installed” by one or two officers.

  • OCPO FY22 Annual Report

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) Fiscal Year 22 Annual Report

  • Update on Southwest Border Security and Preparedness Ahead of Court-Ordered Lifting of Title 42

    Under the Biden-Harris Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been executing a comprehensive strategy to continue to secure our borders and build a safe, orderly, and humane immigration process. After inheriting a broken and dismantled immigration system, since January 2021 DHS has effectively managed an unprecedented number of noncitizens seeking to enter the United States, interdicted more drugs, and disrupted more smuggling operations than ever before.

  • Wildland Firefighter Respirator Device Operational Field Assessment Report

    The Wildland Firefighter Respirator Device (WFRD) is a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) that is designed to provide protection against both gas and particulate respiratory hazards, and withstand the extreme environmental conditions associated with wildland firefighting operations. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and TDA Research, Inc. funded and managed the development of the WFRD prototype in a chest-mounted version and a hip-mounted version. The WFRD is intended to be lightweight and low-profile for long duty shifts, and easy to use in remote locations.

  • DHS/USCIS/PIA-087 Person Centric Identity Services Initiative

    Associated SORNS and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) for the Person Centric Identity Services Initiative (PCIS) implemented by USCIS.

  • DPIAC Recommendations Report 2022-01 & 2022-02

    Report 2022-01 and 2022-02 of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee on Privacy Recommendations in connection with Information Sharing and Emerging Technologies Cloud Migration. 

  • HSAC Subcommittee Final Report

    On December 6, 2022, the Homeland Security Advisory Council's provided the Final Report from the Customer Experience and Service Delivery Subcommittee.

  • OIDO Newsletter

    OIDO newsletters.

  • 2023 DHS Congressional Appropriations Reports

    FY23 reports that meet requirements of the DHS Appropriations Act, 2022, and provided to Congressional Committees.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022