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

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  • 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.


  • 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.

  • FY2024 Master Trainer Program Course Announcement

    The DHS, I&A, National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program Office partners with LSU NCBRT to provide the Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (ID-TERC). This page contains the flyer announcing the ID-TERC training for Fiscal Year 2024.

  • Master Trainer Program Application Form

    The Master Trainer Program certifies Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (F/SLTT) partners in the instruction of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) techniques and best practices. This instructor development and certification program prepares F/SLTT partners to train their local communities and empower homeland partners to mitigate threats and prevent acts of targeted violence.

  • NBIC SLTT Engagement

    NBIC collaborates with and serves as a bridge between federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners to integrate information from sources related to biological threats to improve early warning and situational awareness.

  • DHS Privacy Office Strategic Plan FY 2023 - 2027

    The DHS Privacy Office Strategic Plan supports the Office’s mission of promoting and protecting our shared values of privacy and transparency, while safeguarding the homeland. This page contains the Privacy Office Strategic Plan for FY 2023-FY 2027.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022