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Checked Baggage Screening – Preventing New Threats

The use of homemade explosives is a challenge for aviation security. To meet this challenge, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Checked Baggage Screening Program works with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), academia and industry, to keep improving the technology that can detect explosives and other threats in bags, even when surrounded by common items like clothing, electronics or food.

Snapshot: C-UAS in Urban Environments

Given their rapid technology advancement and proliferation, the public safety and homeland security communities must address the fact that drones can be used nefariously or maliciously to hurt people, disrupt activities and damage infrastructure.

News Release: DHS S&T, TSA Announce New Innovation Solicitation

DHS S&T and TSA are seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance security screening, through a new solicitation under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) “Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening.”

News Release: DHS S&T Awards $190K to London Startup

DHS S&T awarded $189,863 today to iProov Ltd. of London, England, to improve the screening process for international passengers. This is the first award to an international company from S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

Snapshot: Innovative Training Improves Aviation Security

ScreenADAPT®, a collaborative research and development effort by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and TSA, is just one of several projects S&T has developed that is now in operational use with DHS components and first responders.

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