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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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DHS Science and Technology Evaluation participants
Josh 201604 KWP
"An integral part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology
Directorate’s (S&T) mission is to conduct research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) on
technologies or topics related to improving homeland security and combating terrorism. Some S&T
RDT&E activities use volunteers to test, evaluate, provide feedback, or otherwise collect data on certain
research topics, technologies, equipment, and capabilities related to S&T’s mission. Volunteer RDT&E
activities require the collection of a range of information from volunteers including work experience,
biographic data and images. RDT&E activities will vary in the types and breadth of data elements and
information collected from volunteers. S&T is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to
establish protections for all volunteer S&T RTD&E activities."


* The PIED (Person-borne improvised explosive devices) program researches the use of multi-spectral and Millimeter Wave (MMW) imaging and acoustic technologies to aid in the detection of Person-borne improvised explosive devices (PIEDs). Volunteers will be used only in a laboratory setting and the images produced contain no PII.
Project Manager: Thomas Coty, 202-254-5857. July 15, 2010

* Nonlinear Acoustics will research and develop a non-imaging technology that uses acoustics, or sound waves, to detect concealed threats (handguns, IEDs, etc.) on a person. The technology uses the interaction of sound waves with a person, his/her clothing, and any object that may be concealed to determine whether there are any unexpected objects or anomalies present. All volunteers will receive notice and sign informed consent forms prior to any data collection. The images produced contain no PII and S&T will receive a final report and periodic updates regarding the technology and research results.
Project Manager: Thomas Coty, 202-254-5857. September 24, 2010

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