Category: Homeland Security News

Supply chain securitySupply Chains and National Security—the Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic By Bradley Martin Published 14 May 2021 National power relies on globally efficient and intertwined supply chains. These highly interconnected supply chains are a fact of life, bringing benefit and vulnerability. Supply chain vulnerability stretches across whole sectors of the U.S. economy and

PandemicsExpert Panel: Current Global Alert System “Clearly Unfit” to Prevent Another Pandemic Published 13 May 2021 An independent report by experts offers a scathing assessment of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The current system—at both national and international levels— was not adequate to protect people from COVID-19,” the report says. The current pandemic

DronesTracking Drones in Urban Settings Published 13 May 2021 As drones become more popular and more worrisome from a security standpoint, many projects have sought to engineer systems to spot them. Engineers are using machine learning and radar to detect drones in complicated urban settings. Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

Power grid resilienceRenewable Energy Will Enhance Power Grid’s Resilience Published 13 May 2021 A new study shows that integrating renewable energy into the American Electric Power System (AEPS) would enhance the grid’s resilience, meaning a highly resilient and decarbonized energy system is possible. The researchers’ analysis is based upon the incremental incorporation of architectural changes