US Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed as a cabinet level agency to address concerns after the 9/11 terrorists attacks. Included in DHS is Immigration, Information Sharing & Analysis, Prevention & Protection, Preparedness & Response, Commerce & Trade and Travel Security. DHS funds research in its DHS Security Centers of Excellence which include The Center for Explosive Detection, Mitigation and Response at Northeastern University and the University of Rhode Island. Additionally, DHS funds institutes at the University of Hawaii and the Steven Institute in New Jersey to name a few fund recipients. Additional funding goes to food safety, foreign animal disease protection, catastrophe preparedness and microbial risk assessment among other Homeland Security funded programs. Given the size and nationwide presence of DHS at universities, labs and other institutes there is no central e-mail inquiry. Inquiries by phone or fax should indicate the subject area and a specific question on a news item.

Address
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building 410
Washington D.C. 20528
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Taking the edge off a pipe bomb -- literally

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) new low-cost device for dismantling dangerous pipe bombs may look like a tinkerer's project, but that's no accident. The ...

Aug 17, 2012
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When your ship comes in

Every day, thousands of cargo containers from around the world pass through our nation's sea ports carrying items we need, and possibly some that are not so welcome: drugs, explosives, chemical, biological, ...

Mar 02, 2012
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From opening thunder to closing whimper

Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the ...

Feb 01, 2012
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