The Department of Homeland Security turned to Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories to create the blueprint for a new generation of radiation portal monitors that eventually will replace more than 1,400 monitors deployed across the United States.
PNNL commemorates 9/11 and reflects on the 20 years of science and technology produced since to protect against threats and make America safer.
A shoe scanner may allow people passing through security screening to keep their shoes on. PNNL built the scanner based on the same technology it used to develop airport scanners. It’s licensed to Liberty Defense.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented disruption in supply chains across multiple sectors including the shortage of critical personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition to hand washing and social distancing, various PPE items are used to prevent contact with…
To keep pace with rapidly emerging technologies, DHS S&T is partnering with DEFENSEWERX (DWX), a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating ecosystems that enable the acceleration of innovative solutions to benefit the nation.
A research collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Air Force Institute of Technology investigates how the neutron energy output from a nuclear device detonation can affect the deflection of an asteroid.
Scientists compared the resulting asteroid deflection from two different neutron energy sources, representative of fission and fusion neutrons, allowing for side-by-side comparisons. The goal was to understand which neutron energies released from a nuclear explosion are better for deflecting an asteroid and why, potentially paving the way for optimized deflection performance.
Following a terrorist bombing, can the bomb maker be identified by skin proteins left on the bomb components they handled? To address this question, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) personnel from Weapons Complex Integration and Global Security Forensic Science and Biosecurity Centers subjected notional bomb components handled by LLNL volunteers to contained precision explosions. A small team of biology and explosives subject matter experts combined their knowledge and experience to successfully carry out a series of 26 confined detonations over a three-day period.
President Biden recently invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to speed COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution. Michael Greenberger, founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) and a professor at the University of…
The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation is announcing awards for two collaborative projects totaling $1.5 million to develop advanced homeland security technologies in the areas of threat detection and 3D mapping.
DHS S&T is partnering with the non-profit NYSTEC to leverage its extensive public safety network of state and local law enforcement and transit authorities within the Northeast Region of the United States.
DHS S&T is partnering with non-profit RTI International (RTI) to tap into its existing relationships with Southeast Region of the United States technology-based economic organizations, start-up accelerators, and industry.
A hack of the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments last week, described by The New York Times as one of the most “sophisticated and perhaps largest hacks in more than five years,” was likely perpetrated by Russian “state actors,” according to Paulo Shakarian, an…
DHS S&T will launch its first Homeland Security Startup Studio in January. The innovative program is a partnership with FedTech, aimed at commercializing federally funded breakthrough technologies to support homeland security missions.
On Friday, Dec. 11 the Trump administration will issue a final rule radically restricting the ability of people fleeing persecution to win asylum in the United States. Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School and co-author of a leading 21-volume immigration…
DHS S&T is working to speed development of solutions for our most pressing homeland security challenges with the launch of an entrepreneurship program called Hacking for Homeland Security (H4HS).
DHS announced the release of 12 topics for the new Small Business Innovation Research 21.1 Pre-solicitation.
As the Trump administration issues two new rules Wednesday that will restrict the H-1B temporary work visa program, Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School and co-author of a leading 21-volume immigration law series, says that the rules will harm employers…
Post-9/11, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory plays a critical role in nearly every layer of the country’s national security.
More than 250 high school teachers across the nation participated in certification training to become provisional instructors
UAlbany researchers, who specialize in terrorist ideology, explore both the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 crisis presents for terrorist organizations.
A PNNL-developed technology that can quickly detect explosive vapors, deadly chemicals and illicit drugs with unparalleled accuracy has been named the 2020 Innovation of the Year by GeekWire, the Seattle-based technology news company.
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have named Binghamton University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research.
The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced it is seeking proposals for collaborative projects to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.
Michael Greenberger, JD, is founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security and a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He is available to discuss a broad range…
DHS S&T renewed the sponsorship for the continued operation of HSSEDI, FFRDC with the MITRE Corporation (MITRE). MITRE has operated the HSSEDI in five-year increments since 2009.
The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation today announced three awards for collaborative projects totaling $2.3 million to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.
DURHAM, N.H.—Three University of New Hampshire faculty members are available to discuss escalating tensions in the Middle East, the effects it will have on homeland security and the ripple effect it may have on terrorism as pressure mounts after the…
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Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (PDF, 16 pg., 165 KB) that formally outlines how the departments will transfer ownership and operational responsibility for the National Bio…