Innovation is the driving force behind the work of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (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.
Announcing Season 2 of the LRBAA Today Webinar Series!
DHS S&T is kicking off the second season of the LRBAA Today webinar series and we invite you to join us this summer to learn more about current research efforts specific to three S&T LRBAA topics, featuring Tunnel Detection Technology, Data Analytics, and Screening at Speed.
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. Sign-up for the webinars below and don’t forget to watch our previous videos and hear about the work currently being pursued under the topic area and gain context for the solutions being sought.
Register for Upcoming LRBAA Today Webinars!
Tunnel Detection Technology | June 15 at 2:00 pm ET
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.
Data Analytics | July 14 at 2:00 pm ET
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.
- Screening at Speed | 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.
Past LRBAA Today Webinars
- 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.