NIHS News

Pandemic Preparedness Project featured at the APHA Conference

Date:  November 19, 2010

The National Institute for Hometown Security exhibited its booth display at the APHA Conference and Expo on November 6-10, 2010 at the Denver Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

ANFO (Phase III) Project has been Awarded

Date:  November 16, 2010

On November 9, 2010, Dr.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scholarship Program Announced

Date:  November 12, 2010

Announcing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scholarship Program 

IMDSS Project conducts Beta Test Expansion

Date:  October 21, 2010

The IMDSS software has been in Beta testing by Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) Region 1 Manager, Mark Garland, for several months. 

The Challenge

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. This is necessary to sustain the nation's vitality against terrorism and other threats. This protection must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying new technology that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

The Mission

NIHS' mission is to discover, develop and deploy solutions that protect and preserve the critical infrastructure of the nation's communities.

The Institute

NIHS aligns projects and research objectives with the needs and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The strategy is to manage a distributed research enterprise that effectively transitions research and development into solutions. NIHS works with DHS to determine technology needs at the community level. Then, teams are quickly assembled from multiple universities to develop solutions to the needs.

The Strategy

Through management of the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protections Program (KCI), the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) provides an ongoing, integrated program dedicated to developing new technologies and devices. NIHS works through qualified academic institutions to accomplish the technological objectives.