S&T Events

S&T Events

S&T hosts and participates in technology demonstrations and events throughout the year to engage stakeholders, seek research partners and communicate with the public about new technologies and research initiatives to help security officials protect the homeland.

Upcoming Events

IOT World, Santa Clara, California, May 16-18. S&T is investing in ways to ensure system security and privacy. From May 16 – 18, S&T will attend IoT World in Santa Clara, California to discuss IoT security needs, potential solutions, and opportunities for public-private partnerships.

RESCHEDULED! Facebook Tech Talk - From Idea to Commercial Product: Accelerating Technology Transition Join DHS S&T May 29 at 11 a.m. ET to learn about the Transition to Practice Program and how it is successfully bridging the Valley of Death by helping transform mature, cutting-edge technologies developed within government labs and universities into commercially available products. S&T Program Manager Nadia Carlsten will also discuss several of the cybersecurity technologies currently in the program that are ready for adoption and answer your questions. We hope to see you there!

2018 DHS Centers of Excellence Summit, Virginia, May 30-31 -- The DHS Centers of Excellence (COE)—an extended consortium of hundreds of universities conducting research and education to address homeland security challenges—will host a summit and technology showcase on May 30-31, 2018, at George Mason University, Arlington Campus in Virginia. This COE-organized event is a unique opportunity for COE researchers, DHS components, federal, state, and local stakeholders, as well as industry partners to connect, network, and address key issues of mutual interest. Visit the innovation showcase, attend panel sessions, and explore the latest student research! For more information and to register please visit cina.gmu.edu/coe-summit-2018.

Coming to a City near You! Join Us on the SBIR 2018 Road Tour -- The DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) team will be participating in the SBIR Road Tour. This national outreach effort connects small businesses with funding opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs. Small business in the innovation research and development domains are encouraged to participate in this excellent opportunity to meet SBIR Program representatives and learn how to help address the challenges facing the Homeland Security Enterprise. Join DHS, the Science and Technology Directorate and other federal agencies in a city near you!

Past Events

DHS S&T & TSA Homeland Security Industry Day, May 4, California -- The (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is collaborating with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to host a Homeland Security Industry Day. TSA and DHS S&T leadership will present on their individual current operational needs and will discuss how industry can address the most pressing challenges facing the homeland security mission. Join us May 4 from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. PT at the SRI Innovation Center, Menlo Park California, to learn more about current operational needs, opportunities to collaborate, and how your company fits into the mix.

Long Range Broad Agency Announcement Industry Update, May 3 -- The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement Industry Update via webinar. Join us as we present new features of the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), which include a flexible, modern, and transparent communication mechanisms that increase interaction with potential sources, streamlined, efficient and faster processes, and simplified and easier to understand public announcement and topic requirements.

Facebook Live Tech Talk Explosives Trace Detection -- Finding What Can't Be Seen, May 1 -- The emergence of homemade explosive threats is a challenge for aviation security. Explosive Trace Detectors (ETDs) are one screening technology being used in a wide variety of operational environments including aviation, maritime and at the nation’s borders.  Join us on S&T’s Facebook page, May 1 at 1 p.m. ET for a live tech talk discussion about a screening technology tools under development that can find microscopic amounts of explosives on people, baggage, cargo and tools.

Facebook Tech Talk - From Idea to Commercial Product: Accelerating Technology Transition Join DHS S&T April 24 at 11 a.m. ET to learn about the Transition to Practice Program and how it is successfully bridging the Valley of Death by helping transform mature, cutting-edge technologies developed within government labs and universities into commercially available products. S&T Program Manager Nadia Carlsten will also discuss several of the cybersecurity technologies currently in the program that are ready for adoption and answer your questions. We hope to see you there!

Smart Fabrics Summit Washington, April 24, 2018 -- S&T will be at the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit! William Deso (Program Manager) will be speaking on "First Responder Requirements for Smart Fabrics." Smart fabrics and advanced textiles have the potential to enable responders to perform their functions quicker, safer, and more efficiently. Potential responder uses for smart fabrics and advanced textiles include regulation of body heat, functioning as either environmental or physiological sensors, enabling flexible wiring networks for the transmission of data and power, and generation of energy to power first responder equipment to reduce the number of batteries they have to carry. These potential uses, along with responder needs and requirements will be discussed, along with the extreme environmental conditions and unique scenarios in which they can operate.

S&T to Exhibit at RSA, San Francisco California, April 16-19 -- RSA, S&T will demonstrate 13 mature transition-ready technologies ready for pilot deployments and commercialization into the marketplace. Visit S&T's booth and tour the entire exhibit hall by registering for a complimentary exhibits-only pass and entering the special S&T guest code: X8EDEPAR.

DHS at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 6-8, Washington D.C. Convention Center -- Calling all innovators, dreamers, makers and doers: Are you ready to think differently about STEM’s role in making your community smarter and safer? We’d love to hear your ideas! If you’re heading to the USA Science and Engineering Festival, come visit the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) at booth #4406 in Hall C of the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. We’ll join several DHS agencies at this free to the public event, where you can see how STEM ideas get turned into reality.

Join DHS at the Global Resilience Research Network Summit, March 29, Boston Massachusetts-- Natural and man-made disasters are changing the security landscape across the globe, requiring new technologies that can strengthen resilience. On March 29, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will join thought-leaders from around the world at the inaugural Global Resilience Research Network Summit to discuss cross-cutting solutions for emerging resilience challenges

S&T Facebook Live Tech Talk: Ways to Engage with us, April 3 -- Please join us for this Facebook Live video on April 3 at 1 p.m. ET to learn more about ways to engage with S&T. The live stream will take place on the S&T Facebook page – follow us for the latest updates!

South by Southwest – SXSW, March 12, Austin Texas -- Airports are a critical part of 21 Century mobility and critical infrastructure because of the amount of people and goods that move through daily. As hubs for smart growth, airport operations are vulnerable due to threats like hurricanes, active shooters, flooding, and other types of events. The changing security landscape places added responsibility on cities to build more resilience capacity. S&T’s leadership will discuss innovative ways data and emerging technologies are being adopted to make our airports more resilient against natural and man-made disasters. This session is a call to action for city leaders to look at airports as test beds for trying out digital tech advances to ensure security, trust, and privacy are protected for the whole community.

The International Wireless Communications Expo ORLANDO, Fla., March 5 to 9, 2018 -- IWCE, the premier event for communications technology, will be held at the Orange County Convention Center. Participants can network, as well as learn about communications technologies, products, and policies. Come see DHS S&T’s Sridhar Kowdley (Program Manager), Cuong Luu (Program Manager), and John Merrill (Director) as they discuss their programs and present what they have been working on.

Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day for Silicon Valley – February 27, 2018– Menlo Park, CA: This event will feature eight innovative cybersecurity technologies from the TTP Programs’ fourth cohort. These technologies have been developed at the Department of Energy and Department of Defense affiliated Laboratories and have the potential to strengthen an organization’s cybersecurity posture.

Facebook Tech Talk: Securing Surface Transportation. Feb. 22. 1 p.m. Surface Transportation Explosive Threat Detection Program is working with the TSA and surface transportation authorities across the country to develop screening technologies which will enhance security in a wide variety of soft target venues and crowded places. Please join us for a Facebook Live Tech Talk on February 22 at 1 p.m. EST to learn more about what S&T is doing to secure surface transportation.

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