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2016 Snapshot Archives

2016 Snapshot Archives

The following snapshots were posted before January 1, 2017.

For current articles, visit the S&T Newsroom.

S&T Releases New Incident Management Planning Tool for First Responders - EXD has funded research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to continue development of the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT), a geospatial tool designed to enhance situational awareness, communication, and collaboration during and for security events. (December 16, 2016 )

S&T EMERGE Accelerator Pilots A New Path Forward - S&T's EMERGE Accelerator Pilot Program Combined The Best Of The Private And Public Sectors For Innovations In First Responder Technology. (December 5, 2016)

S&T, APCO to Improve Security of Public Safety Apps - S&T’s CSD and FRG are leading efforts to secure mobile applications across the federal government and now will work with APCO to build upon their own work and that of APCO to identify security requirements for public safety users and educate mobile app developers. (November 7, 2016)

S&T's R&D improves Wireless Emergency Alerts - Since 2012, S&T has funded academic research to improve the WEA technology focused on how the public responds to alerts and warnings, and enhancement of WEA’s geo-targeting capabilities.(October 31, 2016)

Video Quality in Public Safety Program: Key Achievements Spanning 7 Years & What’s On Deck - First responders rely heavily on video technology to increase their situational awareness – whether they respond to an incident onsite, monitor an incident from afar, or conduct day-to-day response operations. (October 28, 2016)

NUSTL’s NYAST forum hosts series on NGFR Technologies - Developed and managed by NUSTL, the NYAST forums are a platform used to promote and discuss advances in science and technology applications. (October 27, 2016)

BioSwimmer is changing the game in marine inspection - The BioSwimmer is a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle equipped to inspect a vessel's exterior and/or harbor facilities for illicit cargo or unwanted activity. (October 18, 2016)

Cybersecurity Needed for Autos, Too (October 13, 2016)

S&T, NASA Unveil Online Tool to Help Prepare for Solar Storms - Most people are familiar with the process of updating the software on their computer and mobile phone, but cyber components—and cybersecurity—are not limited to computers and smart phones. (October 5, 2016)

Small Businesses Show Off Tech Solutions at Small Business Innovative Workshop - S&T’s Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Robert Griffin kicked off the SBIR Workshop by showcasing cutting-edge cyber security research and development (R&D) solutions being developed through the SBIR program.(September 28, 2016)

FBI Hazardous Devices School Becomes REDOPS Testbed - The DHS S&T Response and Defeat Operations Support REDOPS program is adding a fifth Bomb Squad Test Bed location hosted by the FBI Counter IED Unit at the FBI Hazardous Devices School (HDS) in Huntsville, Alabama. (September 27, 2016)

FRRG A Valuable Resource for Science and Technology - One of DHS S&T's core missions is to develop new technologies for first responders and then transition it to the commercial market. In order to accomplish this, FRG is reliant on the help of first responders from across the United States. It is their firsthand experience, insights, and expertise that allows S&T to conceptualize and evaluate first responder technologies. (September 21, 2016)

DHS Centers of Excellence Create Future Problem Solvers - For S&T, focusing on the future also includes the specialized research and education programs at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs). (September 16, 2016)

S&T's Prepaid Card Reader Aids Law Enforcement in Seizing Fraudulent Cards - U.S. law enforcement agencies have a powerful new tool at their disposal: DHS S&T’s Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) Prepaid Card Reader. (September 6, 2016)

FIND Offers Simple Guidance for Lost Person Searches - The new FIND software uses Lost Person Locator statistics of decisions and patterns made by lost individuals in over 150,000 past cases, known as lost person behavior.(September 1, 2016)

IMPACT is Advancing Cyber Security R&D -- DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division (CSD) has created the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT), a publicly available electronic library to provide the industrial and academic research community access to infrastructure and event data. (July 25, 2016)

DHS S&T, DARPA Co-Leading Development of Higher-Level Mobile Device Authentication Methods - The Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) Active Authentication Program and DHS S&TG Cyber Security Division (CSD) are collaborating actively to make enterprise-grade mobile security solutions commercially available to government agencies with high assurance needs as well as the broader community. (July 20, 2016)

CSD TTP Program Hosts Tech Showcase Series - The demo events—hosted by the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division (CSD)—showcased technologies developed by DoE national laboratories, DoD-affiliated labs, and NSF-funded university projects. (July 14, 2016)

S&T Demonstrates First Responder Technologies - First responders who are better protected and have the right information at the right time will be safer while they execute their mission of protecting their community. (July 12, 2016)

CAUSE IV Lessons Learned from the US Canadian Cross Border Experiment - In April DHS S&T, the Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), and Public Safety Canada collaborated on a cross-border experiment with a focus on preparing emergency responders. (July 6, 2016)

Application Provides New Platform to More Effectively Train DHS First Responders - On April 19, 2016, DHS S&T successfully transitioned The Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment (ETRA) Tablet Application into utilization for DHS’ Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). (June 23, 2016)

Live Video Streaming via Smartphone, Brought to You by Datacasting - Datacasting provides public safety users with the capability to transmit secure video and data over existing broadcast television signals to a targeted audience. (June 8, 2016)

S&Ts Unique Video Forensic Tools Implemented by Mass Transit Authorities - It’s actually not movie magic that facilitates saving the day; it is a technologically advanced reality being demonstrated right now thanks to tools in development by DHS S&T. The technology is being tested within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) by the Metro Transit Police to ensure riders’ safety.(May 9, 2016)

S&T and Chicago PD Pilot Provides High-speed, Real-time Access to Video - After 12 weeks of testing, DHS S&T unveiled lessons learned from its Chicago Long-Term Evolution (LTE) pilot that was conducted with first responders. (January 8, 2016)

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