Innovation is the driving force behind the work of the DHS S&T and engaging with industry is essential to delivering the best technology solutions to DHS’s end-users and operators. S&T’s Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) is a standing, open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to submit proposals for open topics that address priority homeland security needs.
The LRBAA Today webinar series is an opportunity for the innovation community to learn more about the Department’s research challenge areas, specific to LRBAA topics, and understand how to use the LRBAA program to work with S&T. Check out the videos below to learn more about the work currently being pursued under the topic areas and gain context for the solutions being sought.
LRBAA Today Webinars
Insights Outreach | Finding Your Way Through LRBAA - WATCH THE VIDEO!
As part of S&T's Insights Outreach webinar series, DHS S&T’s LRBAA Program Manager and DHS office Topic Managers hosted a discussion about the release of new topics and how to use the LRBAA Program to work with S&T to fulfill the DHS’s research and development needs. Insights Outreach is a monthly webinar series about navigating S&T partnership opportunities for the innovation community, including small businesses and startups, interested in doing business with S&T. Join Industry Partnerships 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.
Explosives Detection | WATCH THE VIDEO!Image
Across the Homeland Security Enterprise, explosive threats are a major concern in aviation and checkpoint security. To detect traces or residues of explosives left on surfaces, such as a hand or piece of luggage, DHS Components deploy explosives trace detectors (known as ETDs) as a secondary screening method. Due to the wide variety of homeland security end users and an increase in homemade explosives and nefarious tactics, new and improved ETDs are needed. During this webinar, viewers will learn about the technologies DHS S&T is seeking to develop advanced ETD equipment to detect and identify hazardous materials contained or obscured by a non-metallic barrier (i.e., vials/bottles/packages), or those found in cargo, baggage, or personnel screening at security checkpoints and in air transport environments.
Screening at Speed | WATCH THE VIDEO!
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.
Data Analytics | July 14 - WATCH THE VIDEO!
Data analytics crosscuts a wide range of homeland security missions, including fraud, natural disasters, trade enforcement, countering weapons of mass destruction, cyber and infrastructure security, and more. Focusing on the work of the Data Analytics Technology Center and Modeling and Simulation Technology Center, this LRBAA Today webinar will feature discussions on how DHS S&T pursues advanced and emerging architectures, analytic capabilities, and automation to enable data-driven decision making to improve mission outcomes.
- Tunnel Detection Technology | June 15 - WATCH THE VIDEO!
Securing our nation’s borders and ports of entry help DHS components and law enforcement agencies across the United States facilitate legitimate trade and travel across air, land and sea. During this webinar you will learn how DHS S&T develops technology and knowledge products that support the detection and locating of clandestine tunnels within varied geologies.
- Public Safety Threat Prevention | July 23 - WATCH THE VIDEO!
Due to the growing number of threats to our nation, DHS S&T supports the evolving threat landscape of a dynamic world with changing motivations, actors, communication models, and weaponry. This webinar focused on S&T’s Threat Prevention research efforts, specifically in the areas of terrorism and targeted violence, human trafficking and child exploitation, countering foreign influence and disinformation, and community resilience.
- Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems | August 27 - WATCH THE VIDEO!
Bad actors are increasingly using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for surveillance, reconnaissance, illicit conveyance, targeted attacks, disruption of operations, and other hostile actions. This webinar focused on the areas DHS S&T is pursuing against this threat by developing enhanced technologies and methods that allow for the detection, tracking, identification, and mitigation of UAS under varied terrains and environmental conditions.
- Detection Canine Research and Development | September 24 - WATCH THE VIDEO!
Canines have been employed by law enforcement agencies for decades to detect a variety of threats, including explosives, narcotics, and invasive species to help protect the homeland. This webinar focused on DHS S&T’s research and development efforts to provide the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and use detection canine teams.
For more information, email LRBAA.Admin@hq.dhs.gov.