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.
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. Watch the videos below and hear about the work currently being pursued under the topic area and gain context for the solutions being sought.
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.