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.
Today, DHS S&T is looking to equip drones with different sensors useful in search-and-rescue, reconnaissance, active shooter response, hostage rescue situations, and a myriad of border security scenarios.
Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria to participate in the U.S. - EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23.
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.
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.”
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.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske addresses the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for the Transportation Security Administration.
Donald Anderson asked himself on September 11, 2001, “What do you do when it was your mission to prevent the very acts that took the lives of so many family and friends?" You step up and make certain that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Date Added: March 21, 2018
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen participated in a roundtable discussion with United Kingdom Home Secretary Amber Rudd and top CEOs and industry leaders regarding aviation security. Secretary Nielsen released the following statement.
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.