Air Force Security Forces Center to improve U.S. government-wide working dog programs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center-led Government Working Dog Category Intelligence Team aims to improve the cost, process and procurement of government working dogs across 14 federal agencies. The team recently submitted the Working Read More …

Fort Sill EOD does more than explosive disposal

Fort Sill’s 741st Explosive Ordinance Company does more than keep soldiers safe on the post and assist local law enforcement. The company also has a secondary mission that most may not be aware of. Explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) specialists are Read More …

Competition Update: Innovative Research Call 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking innovative proposals to develop and improve explosives and weapons detection capability. The Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection is funded and supported by the Home Office, Department Read More …

Miami International Airport: Fly through security with new screening technology

Security screening at Miami International Airport in the post-COVID-19 era just got easier, thanks to the installation of seven state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners at six Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. Passengers traveling through a lane with a CT scanner Read More …

DHS Awards $1 Million to Support Machine Learning Development for Airport Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385 Washington, D.C. – With a growing need to improve the security, efficiency and accuracy of passenger and baggage screening, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is working with a small Read More …

DHS S&T Transitions Next-Generation Explosives Trace Detection Technology to DARPA

Explosive materials pose a threat whether they are used by domestic bad actors or in a theater of war and staying ahead of our adversaries is a job that the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense share. Our research and Read More …

DHS chief details attacks by rioters on law enforcement in Portland with sledgehammers, IEDs

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday detailed to senators the assaults that federal law enforcement had been subjected to from rioters in Portland — saying officers had been attacked with weapons including sledgehammers and improvised explosive devices (IED). Read More …

Super Bowl security shows the easy-going 1960s are long gone

Ensuring the safety of fans and players at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami entails an extraordinary deployment of law enforcement assets, even by recent standards, in keeping with heightened global tensions and fears of home-grown violence. The show of Read More …