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[FEATURED NEWS] Singapore and US deepen partnership in science & tech for homeland security

HTX and U.S. Department of Homeland Security sign Letter of Intent to further innovative science & tech cooperation.

DHS_HTX_LOI(From left to right) HTX Chief Executive Chan Tsan and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov signing the Letter of Intent to further cooperate on science & tech at the Capital One Arena on October 27, 2022. (Photo: HTX/ Timothy Tiang)


Singapore and the United States are deepening their partnership in science and technology for public safety and security.

During a recent official trip to the United States, HTX Chief Executive Chan Tsan and Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), inked a Letter of Intent (LOI) for both organisations to deepen their partnership in science and technology, and explore opportunities for innovation. 

“The Ministry of Home Affairs and DHS have a long-standing agreement to collaborate on science and technology (S&T) dating back to 2007,” said HTX Chief Executive Chan Tsan. “Now that HTX is formed, the signing of this LOI signifies the strong intent of both organisations to take the relationship further and strengthen our S&T collaborations to solve homeland security challenges together.”

As part of their trip, the HTX delegation also met with representatives from the DHS Homeland Security Investigations Cyber Crimes Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, New York Police Department, and Fire Department of the City of New York.

The HTX delegation at the state-of-the-art Cyber Crimes Center at DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which supports domestic and trans-border investigations into cyber-related crimes. (Photo: HTX/ Timothy Tiang)


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Lieutenant John Mahon (left) with HTX Chief Executive Chan Tsan at the New York Police Department's 24/7 Joint Operations Centre. The centre uses technology to improve its situational awareness and decision-making during emergencies and natural disasters. (Photo: HTX/ Timothy Tiang)

FDNYHTX Chief Executive Chan Tsan and the HTX delegation at the Fire Department of the City of New York’s (FDNY) Training Academy on Randall's Island, where aspiring and experienced firefighters train and hone their firefighting and rescue skills. Captain Michael Leo (seventh from left), who leads FDNY's Special Operations Command Robotics team, introduced the HTX delegation to one of its robotics dogs, Spot. Similar to HTX’s Rover-X, Spot helps the FDNY gauge the integrity of smoldering structures and can descend deep underground after a fire or in the event of a building collapse. (Photo: HTX/ Timothy Tiang)

HTX delegation-ArenaHTX delegation on the home court of the Washington Wizards at the Capitol One Arena. (Photo: HTX/ Timothy Tiang)