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START participates in DHS S&T Center of Excellence Technology Showcase

Amy Pate, START’s research director and Sarah Fishering, START’s research transition manager, recently participated in the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (COE) Technology Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

The event, hosted by the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) directorate, was designed to allow START and other COEs to demonstrate some of the tools and technologies offered through their centers to the Homeland Security Enterprise and other interested parties. The event also featured “Meet with an Expert” sessions, which gave COEs the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from various organizations who were interested in specific research and technology products.

START used the opportunity to showcase its Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database. The TEVUS Database integrates four open-source data sets to facilitate more robust and sophisticated analyses of the behaviors, operations, and activities of violent extremists within the United States. 

“I spoke with a number of people who were enthusiastic about TEVUS, including one from an organization that I had not previously imagined would have any interest in the database,” said Sarah Fishering, START’s research transition manager. “That interaction in particular was great because it provided us with ideas about how to apply the data in new and exciting ways.”