November 2018 - In This Issue:

ALERT Awarded Two New Task Orders
Researchers Focused on Improving Algorithms for the Checkpoint

ALERT received two new task orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) to mature and operationalize algorithms being developed to improve the checkpoint. Find out more about the work ALERT is doing on the "Maturation and Validation of Dielectric Characterization Algorithms" and "Correlation of Luggage and Specific Passengers (CLASP) Algorithm Maturation and Deployment" task orders.

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting
Highlights from the 2018 IAB Meeting 

ALERT held its annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting at the  Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security on October 15th  in Burlington, MA. The agenda brought together many of ALERT's Industrial members, representatives from ALERT's DHS Office of University Program (OUP) customers, and members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. D iscussion focused on technology maturation, testing in realistic environments, and technology transition. 

ADSA19 Workshop 
Bringing Academia, Industry, and Government Together

The Nineteenth Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA19) Workshop occurred on October 16-17, 2018 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Close to 150 participants from academia, industry, and government gathered to engage in dialogue related to the theme of the workshop: "Rapid Response to an Adapting Adversary." Over the course of two days, subject matter experts and leaders from the Homeland Security Enterprise delivered presentations and participated in panel discussions on the topic of collecting and using metadata.

Upcoming ALERT Events
Check Out Our Schedule of Events for Spring 2019!
Throughout the year, ALERT offers events that provide great networking, training, and technology opportunities to you, our center stakeholders. Check out the events ALERT is hosting in Spring 2019 at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) with the intention of engaging students, faculty, industry, and government on issues relevant to the Homeland Security Enterprise.
Job Opportunity: U.S. Coast Guard
USCG Seeking to Fill Interdisciplinary Position

The United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the job opening of "Interdisciplinary Position: General Research Engineer/Physical Research Scientist/Operations Research Analyst" in New London, CT. The chosen candidate will serve on project teams that have the ultimate goal of helping the Coast Guard improve its effectiveness and efficiency through the introduction of innovative technologies, tools, methods, and concepts of operations. The deadline to apply for this position is December 6, 2018.

Pathways to Science 
Funding Opportunities for STEM Students  

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Pathways to Science project supports pathways to the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by connecting students to programs such as REUs, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions. Students can sign up online to automatically receive information on research, funding, and professional development opportunities customized to their interests.

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ALERT Core Partner Institutions

Northeastern University (lead)

ALERT is supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate through the DHS Office of University Programs.
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