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United States Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

Works: 118 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 20,767 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals 
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Classifications: HV554.4, 363.34570973
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Heralding unheard voices : the role of faith-based organizations and nongovernmental organizations during disasters : final report, December 18, 2006 by United States( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgements -- Executive summary -- Introduction Surprising successes amid chaos -- The Context: filling the breach left by traditional resources -- Project overviews -- The Project's objectives -- Scope -- Methodology -- FBO and NGO distinction -- Assumptions -- Services -- Organization of findings -- Significant impact -- Services -- Limitations and challenges -- Best practices -- Why were FBOs and NGOs so effective? -- Conclusion -- Appendix A1. Shelter services -- Appendix A2. Food services -- Appendix A3. Medical services -- Appendix A4. Personal hygiene services -- Appendix A5. Mental health and spiritual support -- Appendix A6. Physical reconstruction services -- Appendix A7. Logistics management and services -- Appendix A8. Transportation management and services -- Appendix A9. Children's services -- Appendix A10. Case management and related services -- Appendix B. Conference material -- Appendix B1. Conference invitation -- Appendix B2. Conference agenda -- Appendix B3. Panelists' biographies -- Appendix B4. Keynote speech -- Appendix B5. Survey -- Appendix C. Surveys referenced for research -- Appendix D. List of in-person interviews
A case study of interference between public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) and public safety 700 MHz land mobile radio( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings : Cybersecurity Appliications and Technology Conference for Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. March 3-4, 2009 by Cybersecurity Applications and Technology Conference for Homeland Security( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildland urban interface fire operational requirements and capability analysis: report of findings by United States( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December of 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator requested the Department of Homeland Security DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) research new and emerging technology that could be applied to wildland fire incident response, given the loss of life that occurred in California during the fall of 2017 in Santa Rosa and Ventura
Standards development for gas phase air cleaning equipment in buildings( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaccines and diagnostics for transboundary animal diseases : Ames, Iowa, 17-19 September 2012 by Vaccines and diagnostics for transboundary animal diseases( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling the invisible enemy : the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s COVID-19 response by United States( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear terms handbook( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the need for and uses of sequences of interest databases : a report on the proceedings of a two-day workshop by Ritika Chaturvedi( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, the biotechnology economy has experienced remarkable growth, resulting in the rapid expansion of biological knowledge and application. Such advances have lowered the technical and financial barrier to entry for bioexperimentation outside the traditional environments of academia and industry. Together these developments provide exciting new opportunities for scientific growth. However, they create openings for actors with malicious intent to harness readily available tools and techniques to create biological threats or bioweapons. In this report, we present the results of a workshop designed to convene key experts from diverse stakeholder groups to understand how a genetic database of "sequences of interest" (SOIs) can best support stakeholders-government agencies, academic researchers, and commercial groups-to improve the utility, safety, and security of biotechnology research endeavors. The sessions consisted of a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and small and large group discussions. This report should be viewed as an exploratory first step in discussing a very complex topic with broad and often conflicting stakeholder interests
Emergency management training and exercises for transportation agency operations by Frances L Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to MTI study on selective passenger screening in the mass transit rail environment by Brian Michael Jenkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This supplement updates and adds to MTI's 2007 report on Selective Screening of Rail Passengers (Jenkins and Butterworth MTI 06-07: Selective Screening of Rail Passengers). The report reviews current screening programs implemented (or planned) by nine transit agencies, identifying best practices. The authors also discuss why three other transit agencies decided not to implement passenger screening at this time. The supplement reconfirms earlier conclusions that selective screening is a viable security option, but that effective screening must be based on clear policies and carefully managed to avoid perceptions of racial or ethnic profiling, and that screening must have public support. The supplement also addresses new developments, such as vapor-wake detection canines, continuing challenges, and areas of debate. Those interested should also read MTI S-09-01 Rail Passenger Selective Screening Summit
Handbook of emergency management for state-level transportation agencies by Frances Edwards( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Homeland Security has mandated specific systems and techniques for the management of emergencies in the United States, including the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, Emergency Operations Plans, Emergency Operations Centers, Continuity of Government Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans. These plans and systems may be applied to the state-level transportation agency's disaster response systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Specific guidance and management techniques are provided to aid emergency planning staff to create DHS-compliant systems
Explosives and incendiaries used in terrorist attacks on public surface transportation : a preliminary empirical analysis by Brian Michael Jenkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potential terrorist uses of highway-borne hazardous materials( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested that the Mineta Transportation Institute's National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (MTI NTSCOE) provide any research it has or insights it can provide on the security risks created by the highway transportation of hazardous materials. This request was submitted to MTI/NSTC as a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. In response, MTI/NTSC reviewed and revised research performed in 2007 and 2008 and assembled a small team of terrorism and emergency-response experts, led by Center Director Brian Michael Jenkins, to report on the risks of terrorists using highway shipments of flammable liquids (e.g., gasoline tankers) to cause casualties anywhere, and ways to reduce those risks. This report has been provided to DHS. The team's first focus was on surface transportation targets, including highway infrastructure, and also public transportation stations. As a full understanding of these materials, and their use against various targets became revealed, the team shifted with urgency to the far more plentiful targets outside of surface transportation where people gather and can be killed or injured. However, the team is concerned to return to the top of the use of these materials against public transit stations and recommends it as a separate subject for urgent research
Generic continuity of operations/continuity of government plan for state-level transportation agencies by Frances Edwards( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1995 attempted derailing of the French TGV (high-speed train) and a qualitative analysis of 181 rail sabotage attempts by Brian Michael Jenkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 26, 1995, the Saturday of the final and busiest weekend of France's summer holiday season, terrorists attempted to derail the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) between Lyon and Paris by planting a bomb. Fortunately, their crude triggering mechanism failed to detonate the bomb, and subsequent analysis indicates that even had the bomb gone off, the explosion would not have derailed the train. The TGV episode, one of a continuing series of case studies by the Mineta Transportation Institute, points to a continuing problem: Since 1995, terrorists have attempted to derail trains on at least 144 occasions. Because of the expansion of high-speed rail systems in Europe, Asia, and North America, where 15 high-speed rail projects are in preparation or under way in the United States alone, this case study has been expanded to include a chronology and statistical analysis of attempted derailments worldwide. This analysis examines the geographic distribution of the attempts, the methods used by the saboteurs, and the outcomes. Although based on a small universe of events, it underscores both the attractiveness to terrorists of attacking transportation systems--a successful attack can result in high body counts, significant disruption, dramatic images, and enormous publicity, all things sought by terrorist--and the difficulties of achieving success
Continuity of operations/continuity of government for state-level transportation organization by Frances Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20 (HSPD-20) requires all local, state, tribal and territorial government agencies, and private sector owners of critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) to create a Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Plan (COOP/COG). There is planning and training guidance for generic transportation agency COOP/COG work, and the Transportation Research Board has offered guidance for transportation organizations. However, the special concerns of the state-level transportation agency's (State DOT's) plan development are not included, notably the responsibilities for the entire State Highway System and the responsibility to support specific essential functions related to the State DOT Director's role in the Governor's cabinet. There is also no guidance on where the COOP/COG planning and organizing fits into the National Incident Management System (NIMS) at the local or state-level department or agency. This report covers the research conducted to determine how to integrate COOP/COG into the overall NIMS approach to emergency management, including a connection between the emergency operations center (EOC) and the COOP/COG activity. The first section is a presentation of the research and its findings and analysis. The second section provides training for the EOC staff of a state-level transportation agency, using a hybrid model of FEMA's ICS and ESF approaches, including a complete set of EOC position checklists, and other training support material. The third section provides training for the COOP/COG Branch staff of a state-level transportation agency, including a set of personnel position descriptions for the COOP/COG Branch members
Security awareness for public bus transportation : case studies of attacks against the Israeli public bus system by Bruce R Butterworth( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents 16 case studies of attacks planned or carried out against Israeli bus targets, along with statistical data on the number, frequency, and lethality of attacks against bus targets that have taken place in Israel since 1970 and during the Second Intifada, which occurred between September 2000 and the end of 2006. The statistical data come from MTI's Database on Terrorist and Serious Criminal Attacks Against Public Surface Transportation. The report also includes an analysis of the effectiveness of different improvised explosive devices and methods of delivering them and raises questions for future discussion. The case studies of bus attacks were selected not because they are statistically representative, but because they provide a variety of interesting observations. They include both lethal and nonlethal attacks, attacks in which security measures were effective or were not followed or were ineffective, and attacks in which the attackers' tactics and/or devices were lethal or failed or reduced the lethality of the attack
Proceedings : Cybersecurity Appliications and Technology Conference for Homeland Security : CATCH by Cybersecurity Applications and Technology Conference for Homeland Security( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheltering in buildings from large-scale outdoor releases( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intentional or accidental large-scale airborne toxic release (e.g. terrorist attacks or industrial accidents) can cause severe harm to nearby communities. Under these circumstances, taking shelter in buildings can be an effective emergency response strategy. Some examples where shelter-in-place was successful at preventing injuries and casualties have been documented [1, 2]. As public education and preparedness are vital to ensure the success of an emergency response, many agencies have prepared documents advising the public on what to do during and after sheltering [3, 4, 5]. In this document, we will focus on the role buildings play in providing protection to occupants. The conclusions to this article are: (1) Under most circumstances, shelter-in-place is an effective response against large-scale outdoor releases. This is particularly true for release of short duration (a few hours or less) and chemicals that exhibit non-linear dose-response characteristics. (2) The building envelope not only restricts the outdoor-indoor air exchange, but can also filter some biological or even chemical agents. Once indoors, the toxic materials can deposit or sorb onto indoor surfaces. All these processes contribute to the effectiveness of shelter-in-place. (3) Tightening of building envelope and improved filtration can enhance the protection offered by buildings. Common mechanical ventilation system present in most commercial buildings, however, should be turned off and dampers closed when sheltering from an outdoor release. (4) After the passing of the outdoor plume, some residuals will remain indoors. It is therefore important to terminate shelter-in-place to minimize exposure to the toxic materials
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Armed Forces--Procurement Cohen, Jay M.--(Jay Martin), Communicable diseases in animals--Diagnosis Connaughton, Sean T.--(Sean Thomas), Disaster relief Emergency management Emergency management--Research Evaluation Expenditures, Public Federal aid to research Interagency coordination Laboratories--Management National security National security--Law and legislation National security--Research Non-governmental organizations Nottingham, Charles D., O'Toole, Tara, Organizational effectiveness Planning--Evaluation Public-private sector cooperation Religious institutions Research Research and development contracts, Government Research and development projects Science and state Sumwalt, Robert L Technology and state Technology transfer--Government policy Terrorism Terrorism--Prevention Transportation--Effect of terrorism on United States United States.--Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs United States.--Department of Energy United States.--Department of Homeland Security United States.--Department of Homeland Security.--Directorate for Management United States.--Department of Homeland Security.--Domestic Nuclear Detection Office United States.--Department of Homeland Security.--Office of Health Affairs United States.--Department of Homeland Security.--Science and Technology Directorate United States.--Maritime Administration United States.--National Transportation Safety Board United States.--Office of Management and Budget United States.--Surface Transportation Board United States.--Transportation Security Administration Veterinary clinical pathology Veterinary public health Veterinary vaccines Wienecke, Nathaniel Frederick, Zients, Jeffrey Dunston,
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controlled identityUnited States. Department of Homeland Security


Dyrekcja Nauki i Technologii Departamentu Bezpieczeństwa Krajowego


United States. Department of Homeland Security. Directorate for Science and Technology

United States. Department of Homeland Security. Directorate of Science and Technology

United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Science and Technology

United States. Department of Homeland Security. S & T Directorate

United States. Department of Homeland Security. Science and Technology

United States. Dept. of Homeland Security. Science and Technology Directorate


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