In December 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) hosted the Technology and Innovation Exchanges (TIES): Advancing Detection Canine R&D engagement in Northern Virginia, focusing on the DHS S&T Detection Canine Program’s operational mission to provide the tools, techniques and knowledge to better understand, train and use detection canine teams. This event provided industry and innovators the opportunity to hear from operational end users and DHS S&T about the research challenge areas in the detection canine community and opportunities to work with us to support this vital mission.
The Technology and Innovation Exchanges (TIES) are a series of nation-wide collaborative events designed to engage, develop and foster relationships while educating innovator communities about DHS’ vast mission, homeland security challenges, and specific component operational needs.
To learn more about the current work being done in the detection canine mission area, click on the links below to watch the videos.
DHS S&T's Perspective
DHS S&T Overview
S&T Office of Mission & Capability Support Principal Director Jay Martin provides an overview of DHS S&T.
Doing Business with DHS S&T
S&T Industry Partnerships Director Megan Mahle provides an in-depth look at S&T's functional components and business opportunities.
Detection Canine Program Overview
S&T Detection Canine Program Director Don Roberts discusses S&T’s work in the detection canine mission area and research challenge areas.
State and Local Law Enforcement Canine Outreach
Battelle Memorial Institute's Kevin Good and Command Canine's Cliff Deutsch discuss state and local law enforcement efforts to improve the proficiency of detection canines.
Transportation Security Administration Canine Program
TSA Canine Training Center's Danny Diller discusses detection canine training efforts.
Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection (PBIED) Canines
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's (JHUAPL) Mike House speaks to research and operational efforts to enhance canine proficiency to detect explosive materials. University of Maryland Police Department's (UMPD) David Lloyd discusses the partnership between S&T, JHUAPL, and UMPD to conduct parametric testing and validate training methods to establish the most effective concept of operations for deploying person-borne IED detection canines.
Canine Breeding Consortium Pilot
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Dr. Karen Meidenbauer describes the Canine Breeding Consortium pilot, an effort sponsored by DHS S&T, designed to apply scientific research to increase and improve the domestic supply of high quality detection canines and modernize canine training standards.