FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, a New York City police officer sits in a cruiser at a checkpoint surrounding Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York. The vast majority of complaints about New York City police officers' mistreatment of youths stemmed from encounters with black and Hispanic children, according to a new study by the city’s police watchdog agency. Nearly two-thirds of youth complaints to the Civilian Complaint Review Board involved children of color, the report says, including some “stopped for seemingly innocuous activities such as playing, high-fiving, running, carrying backpacks, and jaywalking.

DHS Science and Tech directorate studying ways to reduce on-duty police crashes

Police rushing to an accident are no help if they themselves don’t arrive safely. Yet four in 10 on-duty police officer deaths are the result of car crashes.

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Increasing threats against mobile devices force HHS, others to rethink protections

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David Alexander: DHS office’s technology enables earlier flood warnings

The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate is working on technologies to enable earlier flood warnings than is now possible.

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DHS S&T cyber division hitting its stride with research transition, start-up projects

The Homeland Security Department Science and Technology Directorate’s cybersecurity division is in a more comfortable place now with many of its top research…

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Vincent Sritapan: DHS takes deep dive into mobile security

The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology directorate is publishing the latest deep dive into mobile device security and how to make sure federal agencies can use these essentially consumer devices safely. Vincent Sritapan, mobile security program director in the directorate, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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