Researchers are the first to model COVID-19 completion versus cessation in clinical trials using machine learning algorithms and ensemble learning. They collected 4,441 COVID-19 trials from ClinicalTrials.gov to build a testbed with 693 dimensional features created to represent each clinical trial. These computational methods can predict whether a COVID-19 clinical trial will be completed or terminated, withdrawn or suspended. Stakeholders can leverage the predictions to plan resources, reduce costs, and minimize the time of the clinical study.
DHS S&T issued a RFI on commercially available Blast Resistant Trash Receptacles (BRTRs) to be included in a market survey conducted by S&T’s NUSTL in New York.
DHS S&T is evaluating innovative ocean surveillance technology to support USCG’s mission of protecting maritime border shoreline, waterways, seaports, and other commercially navigable waters.
The H2Rescue is an innovative new truck that can bring power to a disaster scene, with zero emissions.
DHS S&T is convening U.S. government research organizations for the Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase, a unique four-part virtual content series that kicks off today and will run through August.
S&T is studying how anhydrous ammonia behaves during a potential leak or spill, whether accidental or intentional, in order to inform planning efforts in communities across the nation.
S&T maintains strong individual relationships with its bilateral partners—Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
DHS S&T collaborated with Higher Dimension Materials, Inc. (HDM) and North Carolina State University Textile Protect and Comfort Center to identify and develop the best materials with which to create a more durable and flexible glove for rescue hoist operations.
DHS S&T has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (MOLIT), which authorizes the two countries to conduct a field demonstration of S&T-funded technology in civil aviation security.
Building a diverse, highly-skilled, technical workforce for the homeland security enterprise and beyond is a top priority for DHS S&T.
The current U.S. innovation model has in multiple respects fallen short in the face of today’s technology competition challenges. MITRE calls for a national-level effort between government, industry, and academia to address the most critical S&T priorities.
S&T collaborates with DHS experts to ensure that the food we eat and our agricultural supply are safe.
S&T is pushing the boundaries of technology, architecture, and industry partnerships to meet TSA’s current and future challenges and improve the screening experience for both travelers and screeners.
DHS S&T awarded $199,653 in Phase 1 funding to Farmspace Systems, LLC, a veteran-owned start-up based in Alamo, Tenn., to enhance its COVID Finder technology, a non-thermal detection COVID-19 screening method.
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.
The deactivating effects of heat and sunlight on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are consistent across different variants of the virus, according to new research from DHS S&T.
To develop capabilities to monitor the current COVID-19 pandemic and other future biological events, DHS S&T has awarded $199,648 to Mesur.io Inc., for analysis and reporting of outbreak-related data.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced awards totaling $110 million for diverse small businesses working on scientific, clean energy, and climate solutions for the American people.
Medical professionals struggling with persistent shortages of N95 masks might soon get relief from a Sandia National Laboratories invention — a comfortable, reusable, sterilizable respirator that could ease demand during current or future health crises.
S&T’s work with APCO and NRPC is an ongoing effort that has helped enhance public safety communication capabilities; through this partnership, S&T will continue to support CAPRAD improvements to improve spectrum licensing efforts and training for public safety.
DHS S&T awarded $959,305 to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (UW-APL) to bring together a group of experts and trusted entities to develop digital contact tracing (DCT) application (app) testing criteria.
DHS S&T today announced that Dignari, a woman-owned small business from Alexandria, Virginia as the grand-prize winner of the Digital Wallets Challenge.
A new Department of Energy open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to begin using Sandia National Laboratories’ Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed, or QSCOUT.
DHS S&T awarded $775,000 to the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health to conduct research and evaluate the impact of the Department’s Blue Campaign.
DHS S&T announces today the recipients of Scientific Leadership Awards who will partner with S&T-supported COE to develop Homeland Security (HS) course content and creatively engage students and faculty in research relevant to the complex challenges faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise.
DHS S&T is announcing that the QuickRoute app is available for responders to download.
DHS S&T announced today it has published the Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Integrity Library and Epsilon Algorithm Suite to protect against Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) spoofing, or deceiving a Global Positioning System (GPS) device through false signals.
DHS S&T announced today that nine faculty members from S&T’s OUP Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program have been selected to receive a total of $446,200 in funding to continue their Summer Research Team (SRT) program for research projects at several DHS S&T Centers of Excellence (COE).
DHS S&T and CISA are jointly announcing the inaugural research and development (R&D) awards for the newly-launched Secure and Resilient Mobile Network Infrastructure (SRMNI) project.
S&T released today the ASF Master Question List (MQL), a comprehensive resource that provides an up-to-date authoritative summary of publicly available information about the virus to promote coordinated research and improved emergency response preparedness.
DHS S&T has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City to study how simulated coronavirus aerosols travel through buses and train cars to inform disinfection and other virus mitigation methods.
DHS S&T has awarded $198,600 to AppCensus, a start-up based in El Cerrito, California, to develop testing and validation services for digital contact tracing applications.
The capability to detect, track, and identify aerial-based threats is more commonly known as air domain awareness.
From YouTube to Netflix to Zoom, video compression technology is critical for streaming video applications to generate high-quality video. A novel, patent-pending video compression technology developed at FAU was recently acquired by Japanese industry giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. FAU’s research and development of enhanced video compression techniques are related to the new generation of video coding standard called “Versatile Video Coding” (VVC) or H. 266.
DHS S&T today announced it awarded more than $1.5 million to develop an Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications (AWN) Guidance Tool.
S&T is working with NIST and the University of Louisville to develop guidelines to standardize Wastewater-Based Epidemiology testing methods nationwide.
A research team at Sandia National Laboratories has successfully used machine learning — computer algorithms that improve themselves by learning patterns in data — to complete cumbersome materials science calculations more than 40,000 times faster than normal.
DHS S&T published the Resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Conformance Framework today. PNT services, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), is a national critical function that enables many applications within the critical infrastructure sectors.
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.
S&T’s Biometric Technology Rally focused on the ability of acquisition systems and matching algorithms to recognize travelers without asking them to remove their masks, thereby reducing risk for frontline workers.
Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, today announces two separate academic affiliations: a new affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine and an expanded affiliation with their long-time partner Texas A&M University. Both alliances are aimed at training future clinicians and developing programs that advance high-quality care and healthcare innovation.
CSAC’s Jack Rabbit project research findings to be published in special edition of the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Atmospheric Environment.
Framework will improve critical infrastructure’s ability to prevent, respond, and recover from GPS disruptions.
DHS S&T awarded $198K in phase 4 funding to iProov Ltd., of London, England, to test and pilot its solution, developed over the first three SVIP project phases, in a full-scale CBP operational environment.
S&T is engaging in a new initiative to assess and analyze the risks and problems associated with preventable law enforcement distracted driving incidents.
Two CUSEC apps help emergency managers prepare for and recover from disasters like earthquakes. Both are free and available for use via the S&T-supported Regional Information Sharing Platform.
— Sandia National Laboratories Fellow Gil Herrera has been appointed to the newly established U.S. National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee.
Awards support DHS efforts in utilizing blockchain and distributed ledger technology to prevent forgery and counterfeiting of certificates and licenses.
DHS S&T’s partnership with DOI addresses critical need to conduct ISSI and CSSI conformance testing.