Category: Homeland Security News

Supply chain securityNew Dashboard Allows U.S.-Mexico Supply Chain Analytics Published 22 April 2021 A new web-based dashboard is designed to predict COVID-19 threats to supply chains, share data and foster analysis. The research provides real-time risk analysis for COVID-19’s potential impacts on trade. A new web-based dashboard designed to predict COVID-19 threats to supply chains, share

Public healthStanford University Disavows Study Claiming Masks ‘Worthless’ Against COVID-19 Published 22 April 2021 The Stanford University School of Medicine issued a statement disavowing a study being circulated online that claims face masks are “worthless” against COVID-19. The author, Baruch Vainshelboim, a sports doctor with no experience in infectious disease, listed his credentials as working

Public healthAntibiotic Development, Stewardship Advocates See Window of Opportunity By Chris Dall Published 22 April 2021 The pandemic isn’t over yet, but with more and more Americans getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel becoming a little brighter every day—at least in the United States—many clinicians, scientists, and

Rare Earth elements (REE)U.K.’s First Recycling Plant for High-Performance Rare Earth Magnets to Open Published 22 April 2021 The U.K.’s first re-manufacturing line for high-performance sintered rare earth magnets for use in electric vehicles, aerospace, renewable energy technologies and low carbon technologies will be developed by the University of Birmingham. The U.K.’s first re-manufacturing line for

Water securityNew Tool Could Guide Floodwater Management and Combat Ongoing Drought Published 22 April 2021 Using a new computer framework, scientists are able to project future floodwaters under a changing climate. The approach could help California water managers plan for and redirect floodwaters toward groundwater aquifers, alleviating both flood and drought risks. Floodwaters are not what

Threat assessmentDomestic Violent Extremists’ Threat Has Increased Since 2015: Intelligence Chiefs Published 21 April 2021 Last week, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines released to Congress an unclassified annual report – the IC’s 2021 Annual Threat Assessment. DNI Avril Haines, CIA director Bill Burns, and FBI director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate and House

Nuclear threatsU.S. Should Make Monitoring and Detecting Nuclear Threats a Higher National Priority Published 21 April 2021 To address current and evolving nuclear threats, the U.S. needs a higher prioritized and more integrated program for monitoring, detecting, and verifying nuclear test explosions, nuclear weapon stockpiles, and the production of fissile material, says a new report