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2018 Snapshot Archives

The following snapshots were posted in 2018.

For current snapshots, visit the S&T Newsroom.

Snapshot: S&T is Delivering Emerging Smart Cities Technologies to First Responders, Industry - S&T established the Smart City IoT Innovation (SCITI, pronounced ‘CITY’) Labs in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Technology, TechNexus and Smart City Works to focus on applying new and existing technologies to public safety needs, with an emphasis on extensive validation and go-to-market support through industry partners. (December 18, 2018)

Snapshot: VitalTag Delivers Faster Response Time for Paramedics - VitalTag, a suite of sensors, allows data to be shared among EMTs and paramedics at a disaster site. (December 12, 2018)

Snapshot: More Tests for Arctic Oil-spill-mapping Robot - To help the Coast Guard map oil spills under ice, the DHS S&T has been working on an underwater robot for the past four years through a DHS Center of Excellence, the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. (December 4, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T is Working to Address GPS Vulnerabilities - DHS S&T has dedicated a multi‑year program to address GPS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, with a multipronged approach. (November 30, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T Dam-breach Simulation Software Helps Planning - A dam failure can happen at any time. To address population distribution at different times of the year, week and day, DSS-WISE Lite added a new feature called the Human Consequence Module. (November 20, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T Tech Assesses Bridge Safety after Powerful Storms - Loose or loosening soil is often the culprit in weakening bridge stability. Thus, an instrument that can quickly assess the soil conditions around bridge pillars became a top priority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), as well as state and local governments. (November 13, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T, N.C. Partner to Test Flood Sensors, Build Resilience - To mitigate the impact of flood disasters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has initiated multiple projects across the nation through its Flood Apex Program. (November 6, 2018)

Snapshot: Detecting Drones Through Machine Learning, Cameras - Combined with machine learning, however, a camera can tell a different story. Today, this budding technology is helping the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Sandia National Laboratories create more precise drone detection capability through visuals alone. (November 2, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T is Creating a Market for Affordable International Responder Tech - DHS S&T hosted the first North American International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Industry Stakeholder Summit to advance the development of affordable, innovative technology for the more than 7.5 million first responders across IFAFRI member nations. (October 30, 2018)

Snapshot: What’s next for aviation screening? - S&T is pursuing transformative research and development activities that support a future vision for increasing security effectiveness while dramatically reducing wait times and improving the overall passenger experience. (October 25, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T Seeks Answers to Cyber-Risk Economics Questions - S&T's Cyber Risk Economics program funds applied research and development knowledge products and interdisciplinary convening efforts concerning improving the cybersecurity posture of the nation's critical infrastructure and vital data assets. (October 23, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T Provides Real-Time Tech Solutions For Hurricanes - Several S&T technologies, already in place in many communities, deployed with emergency managers, first responders, and decision makers to predict storm activity, provide alerts, support timely decisions, and keep communication lines open during recent major hurricanes, including Florence and Michael. (October 18, 2018)

Snapshot: Public Safety Agencies Pilot Artificial Intelligence to Aid in First Response - DHS S&T partnered with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction, and Synthesis (AUDREY), a state-of-the-art human-like reasoning system designed to assist first responders in synthesizing high-level data while at the scene of an emergency. (October 16, 2018)

 Snapshot: S&T Founds DHS-Wide AI and ML Community of Interest - Considering different forms of innovation are rapidly shaping today’s world, few are more consequential than artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These have a growing impact on many aspects of daily life, powering technologies that benefit health, finance, public safety, and recreation. (October 9, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T’s Modernized Technology R&D Process - The new approach simplifies the application process, more clearly defines homeland security needs, and increases communication throughout the process. Overall, S&T reduced the time from submission to award by more than five months. (October 4, 2018)

Snapshot: Testing for Homemade Explosives Keep Travelers Safe - To keep the nation ahead of emerging threats, the DHS S&T takes on rigorous explosives threat detection research through its various dedicated labs and projects. (October 2, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T Supports FEMA with Comprehensive Flood Insurance Report - DHS S&T's Flood Apex Program funded a project with the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. (September 27, 2018)

Snapshot: Datacasting for Instant Situational Awareness - DHS S&T saw a requirement to provide responders with a secure, readily accessible way to allow both the picture and the words to help responders make better decisions in a crisis. (September 13, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T and NIST Projects in Support of NYPD Explosive Trace Detection - DHS S&T recently took part in a demonstration of the NYPD’s FIDO X-3 Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) system, under the sponsorship of the Secondary Screening Program led by S&T Program Manager Dr. Laura Parker. This event showcased work S&T funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to optimize NYPD trace detection processes in these areas. (September 5, 2018)

S&T Develops the First Line of Defense Against Acts of Targeted Violence - Since 2010, the U.S. government has invested more than $20 million into understanding all forms of radicalization to violence, as well as effective prevention and intervention measures. DHS S&T and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are at the forefront of this work. (August 28, 2018)

Snapshot: S&T Explores a More Dynamic Cybersecurity Approach - S&T recently demonstrated a new Federated Command and Control (FC2) infrastructure with the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) that can protect a multitude of organizations at once—a federation. (August 21, 2018)

Snapshot: As DHS Secretary Nielsen Maps New Cybersecurity Strategy, S&T Lends R&D Support - S&T is conducting several R&D project that support the newly-introduced strategy. (May 31, 2018)


Last Updated: 08/15/2023
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