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The Office of SAFETY Act Implementation

SAFETY ACT badges. Certified Safety Act badge is red, says Science and Technology.. www.safetyact.gov. Designated Safety Act badge is blue, says Science and Technology. www.safetyact.gov. Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation badge is green. Says Safety Act www.safetyact.gov. Science and Technology.As part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, Congress enacted the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act) of 2002. The SAFETY Act provides incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies by creating systems of risk and litigation management. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter potential manufacturers or sellers of effective anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing technologies that could save lives. The program is managed by the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation within the Science and Technology Directorate. The Under Secretary for Science and Technology is the deciding official for SAFETY Act applications.

SAFETY Act Metrics

SAFETY Act applications are measured in several ways to provide insightful data points to the public. Below are snapshots of SAFETY Act application types that have been submitted for renewal or are first-time (new) applications, the number of the application evaluations post-120 and -165 days, and the designation and certification timelines. Data in this dashboard is updated monthly.

SAFETY Act makes 1,000th Award!

More than 1,000 anti-terrorism technologies have now been approved for coverage under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) celebrates a milestone in public safety advancement with recent Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies including the Bloomberg Corporate Headquarters Security Program, the Soldier Field Security Program for SMG and the Chicago Park District, and Boeing’s Wave Glider. Watch our video highlighting this accomplishment now!

Contact Us

Please visit our website to find application forms, recent award notices and previous webinar videos and audio recordings, among many other resources.

Help Desk: safetyacthelpdesk@hq.dhs.gov or 1-866-788-9318
Support Line: (202) 254-8637

Last Updated: 01/26/2024
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