NIHS News

NIHS Exhibits at the TVC National Technology Summit

Date:  May 30, 2012

NIHS exhibited its booth display at the TVC National Technology Summit held at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY on May 23 & 24, 2012. The Summit focused on "Promoting America's Energy Security."

Pandemic Project Launches a Healthcare Personnel Immunization Toolkit

Date:  May 18, 2012

The University of Louisville Pandemic Project has launched a Healthcare Personnel Immuization Toolkit.  This toolkit is a very detailed set of best practice guidelines for healthcare personnel who perform vaccinations on patients.  It is easy to read and understand report that should prove to be a good textbook for all health care workers who provide vaccinations for the general public. 

Dr. Braden Lusk Presented at the NERC Committee Meeting

Date:  March 14, 2012

Dr. Braden Lusk presented his project, Blast Protection for Power Transformers to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee on March 7, 2012, to present the results of the tests on transformer damage to ballistic penetration.

NIHS attends the Dams Sector R&D Workshop

Date:  February 15, 2012

NIHS attended the 2012 Dams Sector Research & Development Workshop that was held in Vicksburg, MS on January 31- February 1, 2012. The workshop provided updates regarding the completed or ongoing research projects currently being conducted across government and acedemia that were relevant to the Dams Sector.  In addtion, the workshop provided an opportunity to identify and characterize new capability gaps and technology requirements from the perspective of owners and operators.

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.