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

Public Safety Use of Social Media during Disasters
Jan. 24, 2018
-- The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) will hold an online “town hall” meeting to discuss the changing use of social media by public safety agencies during disaster events. The 90-minute town hall will feature a panel of public safety practitioners who have found social media invaluable when responding to disasters ranging from hurricanes and floods to wildland fires and mass shootings, and have important lessons to share about managing and using this important resource. Time is allotted for an audience question-and-answer session.

Facebook Live Tech Talk: Lost Person Locator: Tools for Search and Rescue, January 25, 2 p.m. ET -- The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is working with dbs Productions—S&T's partner in search and rescue (SAR) research, publications and training—to develop tools that put decades of historical, geographical and statistical search data at searchers’ fingertips. Join S&T’s Dr. Angela Ervin and  dbs Productions’ Bob Koester on January 25 at 2 p.m. EDT for a Facebook Live Tech Talk on the Lost Person Locator suite of SAR resources. We welcome your questions and comments. Join us and ask your questions about this resource on Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. ET.

2018 Smart and Security Cities and Communities Challenge: Co-hosted by NIST and S&T’s Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Cyber Security Division. Feb. 6-8, the FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington D.C. -- S&T’s Cyber Security Division will chair discussions on the importance of designing and developing tech solutions that provide tested privacy, trustworthiness, and security capabilities, which are needed for keeping our nationwide cities and communities smart and secure.

AUVSI, Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security, Feb. 6-8, Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland -- S&T’s Program Executive Office, Unmanned Ariel Systems (UAS), will discuss how S&T is actively working with federal and industry partners to better understand key issues around UAS remote identification, countering capabilities, integration, and emerging threats

Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day for Silcon 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.

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, March 5-9, Orlando Florida Convention Center -- Join S&T’s First Responders Group (FRG) at booth #3345 and at various speaking engagements to learn how FRG’s Next Generation First Responder Program (NGFR) is equipping first responders with technologies that make them better protected, connected and fully aware of their threat environments. FRG will be launching the NGFR Handbook, a new architecture for industry partners to design plug-and-play systems built on open standards. 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.

Past Events

Facebook Live: Deconstructing SBIR – Shining Light on the Proposal Submission Process, December 5, at 1 p.m. EST. The DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Pre-Solicitation will be posted to FedBizOpps.com soon and we want to take the opportunity to answer your questions about the SBIR proposal submission process.Not sure what the next step is to participate in SBIR? Join us December 5, at 1 p.m.  on our Facebook account for a Facebook Live Tech Talk. Got Innovation? We’ve got answers and potential funding! We hope to see you there.

Facebook Live: “Innovate S&T”, December 12 at 1 p.m. EST. Join S&T for a Facebook Live conversation for the second video in our series on Tuesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. EST. For this event, the Public-Private Partnership leadership team will field your questions about the partnership opportunities and areas of focus as laid out in the Industry Guide. Talk directly with the people who can answer your questions. Can’t make it, send your questions in ahead of time and then watch it later. Follow the conversation using #InnovateS&T on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Facebook Live Tech Talk: Securing Critical Infrastructure, November 9, at 1 p.m. The nation's critical infrastructure provides essential services that underpin American society and sustain our way of life.The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducts research and development to support all aspects of the Homeland Security Enterprise – to include critical infrastructure sectors. Throughout November – Critical Infrastructure Month – S&T will highlight different projects and programs that directly support the nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors.Join us for a live Facebook Tech Talk on November 9 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about NPPD and S&T’s roles in securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and how we work to make it more resilient. We’ll discuss specific projects and upcoming milestones. Submit your questions ahead of time to STSocialMedia@hq.dhs.gov and tune in to see them answered live!

DHS SVIP Customs and Border Protection Seamless Travel Industry Day, November 14, Menlo Park, California DHS S&T will host an industry day November 14, from 10-12:30 p.m. PT, at SRI Innovation Center | 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, California. At this event, we will describe the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to startups, describe the homeland security challenges, use case and technical need for these topics, and explain how to apply for funding. Visit https://www.regonline.com/DHS-SVIP-CBP-Seamless-Nov2017-ID for details and to register.

Become #CyberAware during National Cyber Security Awareness Month! – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and throughout the month, S&T’s Cyber Security Division will be sharing helpful information designed to make you more cyber savvy and safe.

Advanced Trace Detection Industry Day, October 24-25, Washington D.C. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate's Explosives Division (EXD), part of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, will host an Advanced Trace Detection Industry Day on Tuesday October 24 and Wednesday, October 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Industry Day is to help define the current state of the art for ETDs, share current research results of sponsored research and development, and encourage discussion in the trace community for future technology areas to explore and improve the detection of trace explosives.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Meeting
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 to 24, 2017 -- DHS S&T First Responders Group (FRG) will showcase technologies that increase first responder safety and effectiveness at the 2017 IACP Annual Meeting. FRG works to strengthen the first responder community’s ability to protect the homeland and respond to disasters. With a focus on Electronic Jamming and the EDGE responder virtual training tool, FRG will demonstrate how advanced technologies help mitigate risks, drive efficiencies and improve decision-making. Visit us in booth #1656.

Internet of Things Security Summit and Blockchain 360, October 23-24, 2017, Times Square Marriott Hotel, New York City, New York
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will attend the Internet of Things Security Summit and Blockchain 360 events in New York City. Anil John, Cyber Security Division (CSD) Program Manager for Identity Management and Data Privacy Research, will outline how CSD provides public and private sector research and development expertise and resources needed to enhance program security and trustworthiness. His talk will cover the importance of transitioning technology to ensure its availability to the Homeland Security Enterprise, and include details on emerging topics, such as: mapping security and privacy principles onto Blockchain, capability gaps and where DHS is investing to close them, government use cases of Blockchain technologies, and DHS research and development projects and pilots. On October 23, Anil John, DHS S&T HSARPA Cyber Security Division Program Manager will speak at 1:30 p.m. on a government’s perspective of blockchain security and privacy

Facebook Tech Talk - Cybersecurity for Automobiles Join DHS S&T October 24 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT on our Facebook page for a Facebook Tech Talk focused on the growing issue of cybersecurity for automobiles. This tech talk is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on a key S&T Cyber Security Division program addressing critical cybersecurity and safety concerns that could impacts our lives. We hope to see you there!

DC Cyber Week: Mobile and Internet-of-Things Security and Resiliency, October 17, 2017, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia
In the digital age, citizens are more connected to data and information than ever before. Meanwhile, the security landscape is changing due to emerging threats and technology advances. As part of DC Cyber Week, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division will host a roundtable discussion to explore cyber security implications of the convergence of mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). During the session, we will discuss what approaches are needed to adapt and rapidly reconfigure solutions so next generation systems and networks have the capacity to provide safety, security and resilience to the nation’s infrastructure, users and communities. Join us October 17 at 1776 Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia to join the discussion and be a part of DC Cyber Week!

DHS Strategic Industry Conversation, October 19, 2017, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is hosting the third annual DHS Strategic Industry Conversation. This all-day event is an opportunity to discuss homeland security topics that span multiple components and support the DHS Unity of Effort initiative.The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host several panel discussions on current homeland security priorities, including: aviation security, border security and law enforcement, cybersecurity, and threats to the homeland.

Big Cities Emergency Managers Meeting, October 18-19, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will present at the upcoming fall leadership meeting of the Big City Emergency Managers (BCEM). BCEM brings together emergency management directors from the largest, most at-risk cities across the country. S&T leadership will meet with the directors to discuss technology needs, upcoming projects that may interest emergency managers, and lessons learned from recent natural disasters.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21 to 24, 2017, PHILADELPHIA-- DHS S&T First Responders Group (FRG) will showcase technologies that increase first responder safety and effectiveness at the 2017 IACP Annual Meeting. FRG works to strengthen the first responder community’s ability to protect the homeland and respond to disasters. With a focus on Electronic Jamming and the EDGE responder virtual training tool, FRG will demonstrate how advanced technologies help mitigate risks, drive efficiencies and improve decision-making. Visit us in booth #1656.

DHS Strategic Industry Day - October 19, 2017 - Washington, D.C: Doug Maughan, Director of DHS S&T HSARPA Cyber Security Division, will participate in a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. on cybersecurity.

GCN dig IT Awards Tech Arcade- October 19, 2017 - Mclean, VA: The GCN dig IT Tech Arcade is an exhibit area open to event attendees during the Finalist & General Receptions that will feature hands-on demonstrations of government agencies' most innovative and leading-edge technologies. From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. S&T's Cyber Security Division are exhibiting a mobile app vetting technology and Self-Shielding Dynamic Network Architecture technology. If you are at the awards events stop by to learn more.

2017 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 to 11, 2017 -- The Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. Taking place over three days, the Annual Meeting is designed to deliver the Army’s message by highlighting the capabilities of Army organizations and presenting a range of industry products and services. From Oct. 10 to 11, DHS S&T First Responders Group (FRG) will showcase cutting-edge first responder technologies in booth #225/Hall A. FRG will also hold a Tech Talk on “Organizational Barriers in Implementing Emerging Tech Solutions” by Rik Legault, Director, Office for Public Safety Research, First Responders Group Division.

CyberMaryland Conference 2017 - October 12, 2017 - Baltimore Convention Center: Doug Maughan, Director of DHS S&T HSARPA Cyber Security Division, will participate in a panel discussion at noon on cybersecurity challenges. As challenges in cyber continue to outpace solutions, household names are joining the innovation game by infusing capital and advisory support into new ideas and technical leaders in the form of spinout companies. This panel will explore why this new approach is so appealing to technologists turned entrepreneur and investors and consumers of their products.

"Safe and Sound" Event at the House of Sweden - Future Incident Scene and Future First Responder, Washington D.C., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Join us for a seminar on future incident scene and future first responder in House of Sweden. An ever-changing and interwoven society driven by technological advances creates opportunities, as well as challenges, for anyone working to maintain and increase first responders’ ability to respond to emergencies and disasters. Government professionals, industry and academia need to consistently keep an ear to the ground and try to understand what the future will bring. The seminar will put three perspectives in focus:

  1. Future incident scene and response from a strategic perspective
  2. Decision-makers in a multi-organizational setting and ICS
  3. Technical advances – more efficient, effective and more safe on scene response.

2017 Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day for the Finance Sector – October 5, 2017– New York, New York: This event will feature the TTP Program’s fifth cohort of eight innovative cybersecurity technologies. These technologies were selected from Department of Energy and Department of Defense affiliated Laboratories, FFRDCs and academia and have the potential to strengthen an organization’s cybersecurity posture.

IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit-Anchorage 2017 - September 18, 2017 - Hilton Anchorage Hotel, Alaska: Anh Duong, DHS S&T HSARPA Program Executive Officer Unmanned Aerial Systems Director will provide an 11 a.m. keynote address to more than 500 industry, academia, and governmental attendees.

InterDrone - The International Drone Conference and Exposition - September 6, 2017 - Las Vegas, Nevada: Anh Duong, DHS S&T HSARPA Program Executive Officer Unmanned Aerial Systems Director, will discuss DHS’s perspective of commercial drone makers and users during a noon panel discussion.

Canada-U.S. Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE) V Webinar, Sept. 14, 2017 at 01:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. ET --
Register today for the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE) V Webinar, and learn about the November 2017 exercise that will test and evaluate technologies for cross-border information sharing.

Federal Identity Forum and Exposition- September 14, 2017 - 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C.: Anil John, DHS S&T’s HSARPA Cyber Security Division, will host a 10 a.m. breakout session on BlockChain.

Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) 2017 Expo - August 28 - 29, 2017 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C.: DHS S&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will jointly sponsor the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), which will focus on designed-in cybersecurity for “smart city” systems that are more secure, reliable, resilient and protective of privacy. The Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge will be announced at the expo at 9:10 a.m. on August 29. An afternoon workshop discussion will take place at 1:00 in room 147B.

S&T will be at APCO 2017! August 14-15, Denver Colorado: The First Responders Group Division (FRG), within the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is excited to be part of APCO 2017!. If you are at APCO, don't miss our interactive presentations and come meet FRG team members to learn how S&T is investing in technologies to prepare your organization for our increasingly complex future. Visit FRG’s Exhibit Booth #1729, August 14-15, to also learn how FRG is investing in communications resilience and get a demo from our Next Generation First Responder communications and modeling and simulation programs.

2017 NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition – August 15 - Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, Delaware: Dr. John Fischer, DHS S&T HSARPA Chemical and Biological Defense Division (CBD) Director, will provide the keynote address at 2:15 p.m., discussing DHS S&T HSARPA CBD past and current mission areas.

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