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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AI Use Case Inventory

    Download page for the AI Use Case Inventory

  • DHS/USSS/PIA-031 USSS Incident Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS)

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service or USSS) is deploying Incident Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS) technology that provides enhanced transparency during recorded interactions between officers, special agents, and the public. In conformity with the Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety, and to ensure the smooth implementation of a full IDVRS program across the agency, the Secret Service proposes to develop and deploy IDVRS technology amongst its diverse workforce of Uniformed Division personnel, Special Agents, and Technical Law Enforcement personnel through a multi-year phased plan. IDVRS further allows personnel to safely perform their duties during encounters with the public, while also assisting in the collection of evidence for use in prosecutions. The Secret Service is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to assess the privacy risks associated with operational use of incident driven recording technology used during law enforcement interactions with the public, while also outlining the Agency’s intentions regarding footage retention and storage of information collected. This Privacy Impact Assessment discusses testing and evaluation, pending funding and future deployment, and will be updated prior to formal and final deployment. July 2023

Last Updated: 01/28/2022