In July 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people and was one of the worst Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attacks ever recorded.
EXD’s Homemade Explosives (HME) program conducts Large–Scale VBIED testing to mitigate the threat posed by massive car bombs and to ensure such attacks do not occur in the U.S.
The DHS S&T Detection Canine Program, part of S&T’s Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Explosives Division, has created the Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI), a series of events aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of the nation’s detection canine teams.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Training and Development CBP Canine Program Director Damian Montes, CBP U.S. Border Patrol Associate Chief of Specialty Programs Peter Jaquez, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Security Operations Threat Assessment Division Director Melanie Harvey, and DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Dr. Patrick Carrick address the canine training programs at DHS.
On April 5th, the Science and Technology Directorate officially opened a new Test & Evaluation Laboratory building at the On April 5th, the Science and Technology Directorate officially opened a new Test & Evaluation Laboratory building at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). Located at the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., the new building expands TSL’s reinforced laboratory space for conducting tests of explosives detection systems.
DHS S&T officially opened a new Test & Evaluation Laboratory building at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) that expands TSL’s reinforced laboratory space for conducting tests of explosives detection systems.
Recently, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) helped plan and conduct an exercise of the United States’ capability to collect radioactive evidence in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation. The exercise scenario included the detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device in an urban setting. In a real event, the evidence collected helps identify the source of the device and those responsible for its use.