Tag: DHS

Homeland Security Debuts First Fully Electric Law Enforcement Vehicle for Its Fleet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became the first federal agency to debut a battery electric vehicle (EV) fitted for performing law enforcement functions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Cheltenham, Md. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a variety of EVs DHS plans to field across its varied law […]

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Allocates Over $2B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced final allocations for $550 million for seven Fiscal Year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total more than $2 billion in FY 2022 to help prepare the nation against man-made […]

Invention Competition Gets Students’ Take on Preventing Targeted Violence, Terrorism

On June 21 and June 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), in collaboration with EdVenture Partners and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, hosted the finalists for Invent2Prevent, a program that empowers university and high school students to develop innovative projects that help prevent targeted violence and terrorism. American University and Marysville High […]

5 Steps Public Venues Should Take When Evaluating Security Solutions

Several public venues, including facilities hosting sports, concerts, and other events, have begun to trade out traditional technologies for frictionless screening solutions. Providers of these solutions promise to increase the fan experience without reducing screening capabilities. The potential can be polarizing, increasing the need to understand the technology and evaluate the unique needs of your […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces $1.6B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism and other hazards. This funding is in addition to the $405.1 […]

Feds Announce New Gender-Neutral Security Measures for Travelers

On March 31, International Trans Day of Visibility, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures designed to better serve all American travelers, regardless of their gender identity. Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) are improving their screening procedures and […]

U.S. Dept. of Education Offers Grants to HBCUs Impacted by Bomb Threats

Following the recent spate of bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced affected HBCUs are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program. Project SERV provides short-term immediate funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) […]

Auburn University and Homeland Security Partner on Detection Canine Research

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $24 million contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to advance detection canine sciences and enhance operational threat detection capabilities. The award is the single largest research contract awarded to Auburn University. “Auburn has long been recognized for its world-class […]