The Institute for Homeland Security Solutions (IHSS) was established in 2008 to expand the resources available to the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to conduct social science research in support of the national homeland security mission. IHSS conducts applied social science research that seeks to improve detection, analysis, and understanding of homeland security threats and enhance response and recovery. IHSS is administered by RTI International in cooperation with Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the North Carolina Military Foundation. IHSS is federally funded and coordinates its research activities with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Resilient Systems Division.
An overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of unmanned aircraft for homeland security, search and rescue, and fighting crime, according to a new poll released today.
The poll found that 83 percent of Americans support UAS use for search and rescue and 62 percent support the use of the technology for patrolling our nation's border.
Unmanned Systems Industry Praises House Committee for Examining the Potential of Unmanned Aircraft in Advancing Scientific Research
On Feb. 15, the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on the research and development needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national...