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S&T to Participate in All-Digital CES 2021
In collaboration with U.S. Government research and development (R&D) partners, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will virtually present and exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 11-14, 2021.
Using The Road to Reopening: Recovery through Research as its theme, S&T will convene experts from across federal, state, and local government to answer the call on where future investments in R&D and technology are needed to enhance security and reduce risks for front-line communities in the COVID-19 era. To accelerate the nation’s recovery, S&T is going to CES to better understand how breakthrough technologies can be used to bolster the security and resilience of homeland security mission operations and keep emergency responders safe and protected.
S&T is a leader in building whole-of-government innovation teams that incentivize industry to co-invest in solutions to address national-scale problems. In the race to get the country back on track, our CES engagements will highlight how government investments in science and technology are helping to lower the risk for the tech community to encourage greater participation in developing COVID-19 R&D response initiatives.
On Tues., Jan. 12 at 1:45 pm EST, don’t miss our virtual panel discussion “Catastrophe to Opportunity: Following the Science.” Learn how DHS is partnering with state, local, and industry innovators to help communities mitigate risks and respond to the compounding pressures of natural disasters and the pandemic. In response to COVID-19, this conversation will address how advances in infrastructure, technology, and data are informing risk-based decision making in areas of public health security and community resilience.
The S&T digital booth will also feature the Homeland Security Startup Studio, a unique partnership with FedTech that pairs entrepreneurs with DHS technologies to foster innovation for commercial and homeland security applications and build startup companies to license and commercialize these solutions. In addition, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will join S&T’s booth to promote the “Power of Passengers Challenge,” a $215,000 competition that seeks to re-envision how TSA generates, interprets, and uses data in the areas of security effectiveness and improved passenger experience. By working closely with public and private sectors, S&T will also showcase whole-of-government R&D initiatives in areas of public transit, wastewater surveillance, drone operations, airport security, and COVID-19 threat characterization and assessments.
Throughout the week, connect with us directly at the DHS digital conference booth. Sign up for a virtual chat to meet experts from S&T, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, TSA, Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation — together our whole-of-government R&D initiatives are mobilizing innovation to prepare the country for the recovery and new normal. Also, be sure to find more news and resources, including ways to work with S&T, at the CES resource hub on this website.