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.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is collaborating with the Transportation Security Administration to host a Homeland Security Industry Day on May 4, 2018.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske addresses the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for the Transportation Security Administration.
Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to meet with her Mexican counterparts to discuss economic and national security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico.
S&T and EPA conducted studies and performed exercises to see how disease-causing microbes spread through subway systems; how they can be sampled and cleaned; and how long it takes to be cleaned.
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
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement Acting Assistant Administrator Christine Griggs and TSA Office of Security Operations Deputy Assistant Administrator Stacey Fitzmaurice address TSA’s approach to public engagement.
Please join us for a Facebook Live Tech Talk on February 22 at 1 p.m. EST to learn more about what S&T is doing to secure surface transportation.