NIHS Success Stories

IMDSS Project making a Success

Date:  March 8, 2011

The Need Addressed By The Project:

Pandemic team taking project to another level

Date:  February 18, 2011

The Pandemic Planning project has had some great successes!  While initially envisioned as a study, the development of the H1N1 Pandemic allowed the team to swing right into action on a couple of levels.

MEMS startup aims picoprojectors at 3-D modeling

Date:  August 13, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. — Structured light illumination (SLI) can automatically build a three-dimensional model of any object, replacing the tedious process of measurement that is usually required. Stripes of light are projected onto objects as a digital camera records their deformation, letting algorithms automatically deduce the size, shape and subtlest contours of even moving objects.

U of L and UK Release Preliminary Findings for the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Project

Date:  August 10, 2010

The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky has released Preliminary findings for the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Project.  The findings were released in early August 2010. The two universities are leading an effort to provide operation plans if a pandemic were to occur in the foreseeable future. This project is focused on helping communities prepare and respond to pandemics. Areas of emphasis are detection, preparedness, protection, response and recovery.  

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.