VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: AN INTERACTIVE TOUR

Working toward DHS S&T’s Resilient Communities Visionary Goal

Explore how Centers of Excellence are advancing homeland security research and education to help achieve DHS S&T's Visionary Goals.

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Massive Social Media Data Analysis for Resilience

Massive Social Media Data Analysis for Resilience

 

Find out more about how the Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit (SMART) enables analysts to identify trends and anomalies to improve decision making during disasters. SMART provides scalable analysis and visualization of social media posts. The system uses topic extraction, combinations of keyword filters, word cluster examination, and unusual event detection to provide situational awareness and improve decision-making for time-critical tasks.

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Helping Communities Develop Quality Mitigation Plans to Reduce Vulnerability to Hazards and Climate Change

Helping Communities Develop Quality Mitigation Plans to Reduce Vulnerability to Hazards and Climate Change

 

Learn how Coastal Resilience COE researchers are working with local communities in Houston, TX to assess their vulnerability to hazards and develop quality hazard mitigation plans.

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Measuring Successful Disaster Recovery

Measuring Successful Disaster Recovery

 

Learn how DHS S&T Coastal Resilience COE researchers are working with local communities to help track their progress toward recovery.  One key component is the use of a Community Recovery Checklist, which provides 79 metrics, organized within 10 Recovery Focus Areas, providing relevant indicators to monitor changes in recovery over time.  Discover ways metrics can be used to characterize recovery progress, detect problems with recovery, and increase future resilience by building a fact base for recovery planning.

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Growing Tomorrow's Computer Science Workforce for Resilience at a Minority Serving Institution

Growing Tomorrow's Computer Science Workforce for Resilience at a Minority Serving Institution

 

Learn how DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence partner Johnson C. Smith University leveraged an initial $50,000 grant from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs to build one the nation’s leading computer science programs at a Minority Serving Institution.  Today’s graduates are filling science and engineering workforce needs across the homeland security enterprise, including emergency management technology and analytics.

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Maritime Summer Research Institute: Bringing Students and Operators Together

Maritime Summer Research Institute: Bringing Students and Operators Together

 

The Maritime Security Summer Research Institute is an eight-week intensive summer research program designed to engage undergraduate and graduate-level engineering and science students in homeland security-focused research with MSC researchers and homeland security practitioners.

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