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Explosives Division

Definition/Scope: The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Explosives Division, a unit with the Department of Homeland Security, promotes the development of effective techniques to protect U.S. citizens and the country's infrastructure against the devastating effects of explosives by seeking innovative approaches in detection, and in countermeasures. It provides the concepts, science, technologies and systems that increase protection from explosives and promotes the development of field equipment, technologies, and procedures to interdict person-borne bombs, car and truck bombs, and shoulder-fired missiles before they can reach their targets.



Broader Terms:

Department of Homeland Security
DHS directorates
Science and Technology Directorate

Narrower Terms:

detection
IED
safety
security

Related Terms:

Borders and Maritime Security Division
Command, Control and Interoperability Division


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