The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) hosts and participates in technology demonstrations and events throughout the year to engage stakeholders, seek research partners and communicate with the public about new technologies and research initiatives to help security officials protect the homeland.

Upcoming Events

IPAWS Equips Emergency Management with Tools to Protect the Public - Join us February 3, 2022, 1-2:15 p.m. EST (10-11:15 a.m. PST), for the second installment of the New Phase of Emergency Alerting Webinar Series.

How to Minimize Alerting Delays  - May 5, 2022, 1-2:15 p.m. EST (10-11:15 a.m. PST).

Past Events

DHS S&T Insights Outreach Webinar Series - Join Industry Partnerships on the first Tuesday of each month to learn about S&T partnership opportunities, DHS mission needs, and alternative paths to funding to help get the best homeland security solutions to market faster.

Deconstructing SBIR: What's New in 2022! Webinar - Join the DHS Science and Technology Directorate on December 1, at 2 p.m. ET, to learn about how to participate and other plans for 2022.

Homeland Security Startup Studio 2022 Launch Event - Join us on December 2, at 2 p.m. ET, to learn more about the 2022 cohort and the federal innovation ecosystem. 

SVIP Industry Day | Human Performance and Resiliency - On November 10, 2021, the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) invites you to attend a virtual Industry Day to learn about the Human Performance and Resiliency topic call.

S&T to Host Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month Webinar - On November 16, 2021, DHS S&T is partnering with CIRI and CISA for a webinar on Training a Resilient Workforce in Support of Critical Infrastructure.

Deconstructing SBIR Fraud Waste and Abuse - The DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program invites you attend the Deconstructing SBIR: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse webinar on October 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

DHS S&T at SciFest All Access Virtual STEM Expo - S&T will participate in the SciFest All Access Virtual STEM Expo from October 18-24, 2021. SciFest All Access, a program within the USA Science and Engineering Festival, is a free virtual expo geared towards K – 12 students featuring interactive activities, STEM stage shows, and student projects.

AI World Government - On October 18, 2021, at 3:10 p.m. EST. S&T’s David Alexander will join a virtual panel on Innovation Equity & AI: Technology’s Role in Inclusiveness, Resilience & Equality in the Post-COVID Era.

What is the FEMA IPAWS Program Planning Toolkit?  - Join us on October 7, 2021, from 1-2:15 p.m. EST (10-11:15 a.m. PST) for the first in the S&T and FEMA New Phase of Emergency Alerting Webinar Series. Hear from emergency alert experts and managers who piloted the toolkit. Learn how the toolkit will change the way our public safety community prepares for, responds to, manages, and recovers from emergencies. 

DHS S&T at IWCE 2021 - S&T will participate virtually in five panels at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) on September 27-30, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

SVIP Demo Week - Join S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) on September 14-17, 2021, from 12-4 p.m. ET each day for the inaugural SVIP Demo Week: a virtual showcase of 26 SVIP-funded startups and their projects supporting DHS components.

Help Craft the Conversation – Get DHS to SXSW 2022 -  S&T has applied to present at South-by-Southwest 2021 (SXSW 2022) – we want to give innovators an understanding of R&D priorities, what business and collaboration opportunities exist, and outline how public-private partnerships can help S&T and DHS Components accelerate solutions. But we need your help to get there! Voting deadline is August 26, 2021.

Homeland Security Startup Studio 21: Converge - Join us Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET for the inaugural Homeland Security Startup Studio: Converge event. The Homeland Security Startup Studio (HSSS) 2021 program brings together entrepreneurs, mentors, and inventors to form companies that accelerate and deliver commercial applications of DHS-relevant technologies from U.S. laboratories and research centers.

Screening at Speed -  Join us August 18 at 2:00 pm ET. Imagine entering an airport and walking through a security checkpoint with your coat and shoes on, your laptop in its case, and with minimal delays you arrive at your departure gate. DHS S&T’s Screening at Speed program invests in technologies and techniques that will bring that vision closer to reality. During this LRBAA Today webinar, you’ll learn more about the LRBAA Screening at Speed topic and how DHS S&T is seeking to mature transformative technologies that increase aviation security effectiveness from curb-to-gate while dramatically reducing wait times and improving passenger experiences. 

Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase  - Join S&T experts and their USG counterparts for a four-part series, held on June 21, July 12, July 26, and August 9, for in-depth discussions on how investments in research, science, and innovation are reducing risks from natural and manmade disasters, accelerating new discoveries, and helping the nation emerge from the pandemic, stronger and more secure and resilient.

Deconstructing SBIR: Other Agency Technology Solutions (OATS) RFI Webinar - Join S&T on July 20, 2021, for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Deconstructing SBIR: Other Agency Technology Solutions (OATS) RFI webinar.

Mass Rescue Operations Lifesaving Device BAA Virtual Industry Day - Join us on May 25, 2021, for the DHS Mass Rescue Operations Lifesaving Device Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Virtual Industry Day to hear about the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) research and development need for new solutions to support mass rescues at sea. During this live virtual event, DHS program managers and USCG experts will provide valuable information about the BAA call and answer questions.

Making R&D Work for You! DHS at South by Southwest (SXSW) - On Tuesday, March 18 at 6 pm CT, don’t miss our interactive virtual panel discussion “Getting Life Back: Making Research Work for You.” Innovators from DHS, EPA, NSF and our NYC MTA and Queens Borough partners will speak to how investments in technology and data solutions are making societal impacts to ensure no community is left behind during COVID-19 recovery efforts. 

OUP Presents Prospective Academic Partners Funding Opportunity Webinar -  Join DHS S&T on February 4, 2021, who has announced a $36.5 million funding opportunity for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE), Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks (ESE). Accredited United States colleges and universities are invited to an informational webinar.

OUP Presents Telecommunications Infrastructure Webinar - The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and S&T's Office of University Programs invite you to a webinar panel on telecommunications infrastructure on January 27, 2021.

Road to Reopening: Recovery through Research. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) virtual exhibit showcase @ CES - On January 11-14, 2021. Get to know how government R&D is working for you and securing our future. DHS Science and Technology (S&T) is building whole-of-government innovation teams to turn research into action and solve big problems. To keep pace with discovery, learn how DHS, DOE, DOT, EPA and NSF are increasing industry collaborations to benefit society and keep you safe and secure.

Homeland Security Startup Studio 2021 - Join us on January 7, 2021, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST for the Homeland Security Startup Studio Launch. The Homeland Security Startup Studio is a premiere program designed to accelerate and deliver commercial applications of technologies from DHS laboratories and research centers.

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