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  • Using Your Radiation Detectors For Interdiction and Response Fact Sheet

    The majority of radiation detection instruments are purchased for interdiction and prevention missions, so emergency responders may not realize that some of them can also be used for response and recovery missions. For radiological and nuclear incident preparedness, it is essential for first responders to know which of their instruments are suitable for use in response and recovery operations, how to use them safely and appropriately, and how the data they collect may inform critical health and safety decisions.

  • HSSS 2022 Cohort Report

    DHS S&T HSSS: 2022 Cohort Overview Report provides detailed program information, project milestones and metrics, collaboration efforts, and outcomes of the 2022 Startup Studio cohort.

  • OIDO Case Manager Spotlights

    Spotlight profiles of OIDO case managers.

  • Real-Time Indoor Visualization System Fact Sheet

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)-sponsored the C-THRU Real-Time Indoor Visualization System, which enables first responders to see surface edges and detect exit routes quickly. C-THRU is a real-time, helmet-mounted indoor visualization system currently in development that makes hazardous environments navigable and shares critical information. Because of this vital situational awareness tool, first responders will no longer be handicapped in smoky, dark, low-visibility environments.

  • Customer Research That Does Not Need PRA Clearance

    Customer Research That Does Not Need PRA Clearance: Ethnographic Interviews, and Surveys or Recruitment

  • DePLife OFA Report

    A technology that detects the presence of life (people) through building walls and displays their location and movement would be a game-changing tool for SWAT teams, giving them valuable situational awareness before breaching a room. Similarly, this technology would be invaluable to law enforcement officers searching for kidnapping or human trafficking victims. DHS S&T awarded a contract to MaXentric Technologies, LLC (MaXentric) to develop three radar sensor Detection of the Presence of Life (DePLife) prototypes.

  • Gunshot Detection System OFA Report

    Responders need a portable, intuitive technology that can be set up quickly and alert them of shooting incidents instantaneously and provide them critical information ahead of their on-scene arrival.  DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) funded the research and development of a portable outdoor Gunshot Detection System (GDS) with the intention of improving emergency response time and identifying shooter locations. The GDS consists of Guardian outdoor gunshot detection sensors and Guardian Gateway (GW) and situational awareness (SA) applications.


  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Eloy Detention Center

    The CRCL has received allegations that ICE has violated the civil rights and civil liberties of noncitizens at the Eloy Detention Center (Eloy) in Eloy, Arizona. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints and describe the allegations, inform ICE that CRCL will retain the complaints and conduct a multidisciplinary onsite investigation, and explain how CRCL will work with ICE during our investigation.

  • Law Enforcement & Mission Support

    Resources for the 2023 DHS is Hiring recruitment event, hosted by DHS on August 22-23, 2023.

  • Wildland Fire Sensors R&D

    Wildland fires are a clear and present danger to the U.S. and the world. S&T is developing and testing a new form of wildfire sensor that detects near-term ignitions. This paper provides an update on 200 Alpha phase sensors deployed in the U.S., Canada, and Germany with promising early results—including several wildfires identified within 30 to 60 minutes of ignition.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022