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

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  • Soft-Target Engineering to Neutralize the Threat Reality Fact Sheet

    The Soft-Target Engineering to Neutralize the Threat Reality (SENTRY) is a nationwide consortium led by Northeastern University, which develops strategies and innovative solutions to secure environments that are easily accessible to large numbers of people—such as crowded spaces and transportation systems—from targeted attacks that inflict grave injury to human life and property. These environments often have limited security or protective measures, making them vulnerable to attack, which requires the development of next-generation tools and methodologies.

  • Fusion Center Assessments

    Each Fusion Center Assessment evaluates fusion centers' adherence to selected performance measures, ensuring functional consistency across the National Network.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Retaliation Allegations in ICE Custody

    In October 2022, CRCL conducted a review of all allegations received by CRCL from May 1, 2021, until July 6, 2022 that involved retaliation or threats of retaliation by ICE and facility personnel against individuals in ICE custody. 

  • 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.

  • Determination Memo to USCIS Concerning Section 504

    The purpose of this memorandum is to inform USCIS of the finding by CRCL that USCIS discriminated against the complainant in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 504), 29 U.S.C. § 794(a). This memorandum also describes the remedy required by CRCL and provides USCIS additional related recommendations.

  • Close Memo to ICE Concerning Prairieland Detention Center

    This memorandum concludes the investigation CRCL conducted into allegations related to ICE detainees at the Prairieland Detention Center (PDC) in Alvarado, Texas. From September 8-10, 2020, CRCL conducted an onsite investigation at the PDC, accompanied by three subject matter experts in the areas of medical care, environmental health and safety, and conditions of detention. On March 30, 2021, CRCL provided ICE with an Expert Recommendation Memorandum, which contained 21 recommendations, along with the experts’ written reports. On September 7, 2021, ICE responded to the recommendations, concurring with 16, partially concurring with 4, and non-concurring with one.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022