2015 Snapshot Archives

2015 Snapshot Archives

The following snapshots were posted before January 1, 2016.

For current articles, visit the S&T Newsroom.

  • S&T Supports NYPD Active Shooter Exercise - After months of coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) Counter Terrorism Division, the NYPD conducted an active shooter training exercise on November 22.  (November 25, 2015)
  • S&T, EPA test radiological tech - As part of our Nation’s efforts, earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrated new technology developments at the Columbus, Ohio, Battelle Memorial Institute facility that will enable more effective radiological decontamination.(November 18, 2015)
  • DHS S&T Funded Technology Helps Protect Devices from Cyber Attacks - In 2011, a small group of university researchers working on securing embedded devices caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). (November 3, 2015)
  • Rapid DNA - Rapid DNA, a newly commercialized technology developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), addresses these challenges by greatly expediting the testing of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is the only biometric that can accurately verify family relationships. This technology can be used on the scene of mass fatality events, in refugee camps around the world, or at immigration offices. (October 20, 2015)
  • FRG IoT Pilot - The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has launched a pilot, the Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS), to harness the capabilities of IoT to improve first responders’ situational awareness during emergencies. (October 7, 2015)
  • X-ray Scanning Rover - The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group (FRG) is developing the X-Ray Scanning Rover (XSR) to be a responder’s eyes. It quickly and accurately scans packages and bags for leave-behind improvised explosive devices (LBIED) while keeping responders out of harm’s way. (September 28, 2015)
  • EMERGE Demo Day - Earlier this year, S&T first announced the EMERGE Accelerator program for Wearable Technology for First Responders to reach entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. After issuing a nationwide call for applicants throughout the entrepreneurial community, the program selected 20 startups and second-stage companies from more than 100 candidates, and has helped innovators to develop and launch their ideas into investable companies. (September 14, 2015)
  • Prepaid Card Reader aids in seizing fraudulent cards - The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) Prepaid Card Reader is becoming a vital tool for law enforcement seizing these cards and funds associated with criminal activity. (August 31, 2015)
  • S&T to Demonstrate Malware Detection Technologies - The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD) has made it a top priority to develop tools to prevent these malware attacks before they can do harm. (June 4, 2015)
  • Innovating Bridge Repair - According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), more than 30 percent of the 600,000 bridges in the United States have exceeded their 50-year life span. To keep them functional, it costs approximately $20.5 billion annually. (May 20, 2015)
  • Firefighter Glove NFPA Certified - After two years of development, field testing and subsequent improvements, the Science and Technology Directorate is proud to announce that a new improved structure glove that allows better fit, dexterity and flexibility has completed testing and received National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) certification. The glove is now commercially available for firefighters use from Shelby Specialty Glove. (May 4, 2015)
  • S&T, Canada, USDA Partner to Develop a Car Wash that Could Protect Food Supply - the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) play a critical role in preparing for specific threats to the food supply, such as animal-borne disease outbreaks, to ensure they do not affect consumers. (April 20, 2015)
  • Canine Training Aids - Canines trained to sniff out explosives are a crucial line of defense when it comes to protecting our nation. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Detection Canine Program is conducting independent assessments and developing products to assist canine explosive teams to better accomplish their missions. (March 26, 2015)
  • Wildland Fire Fighter Uniform Redesigned - In 2011, CAL FIRE approached the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group (FRG) requesting assistance in developing prototype garments. (February 10, 2015)
  • Portable Biodetection - the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Chemical and Biological Defense Division (CBD), released the latest First Responder Biodetection Technology Report and survey to better determine biotechnology needs and operating procedures. (January 23, 2015)
  • Can you hear me now? - The Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M), used by local, state and federal responders, is a low-cost, external, stand-alone, interface device that connects radio frequency (RF) system base stations, consoles and other RF equipment – regardless of brand – over the Internet or Private Internet Protocol (IP) network. (January 6, 2015)

 

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