Category: Homeland Security News

VaccinesPfizer, Biontech Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Achieved Phase 3 Success Published 9 November 2020 Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis. The study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42 percent having diverse backgrounds, and no

ExtremismExtremism Gab Remains Extremists’ Online Destination of Choice Published 9 November 2020 Two years ago, white supremacist Robert Bowers killed eleven people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after posting antisemitic, anti-immigrant rants on Gab. Today, supported by a founder who encourages hate speech, the social media site appears to be gaining traction

11/8/20 First responders Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A research team from North Carolina A&T State University has, for the first time, designed a cloud-based autonomous system framework utilizing the standard messaging protocol for the internet-of-things (IoT). This framework is robust to network-denied environments by utilizing each vehicle, along with a clustering algorithm, to

TerrorismDriven to Extremes: Vehicle Ramming as a Terrorist Tactic By Stevie Kiesel Published 7 November 2020 The use of vehicle ramming attacks (VRAs) by terrorists has been increasing. A trend toward unsophisticated tactics and weapons led to a rise in vehicular attacks, perpetrated by individuals motivated by different ideologies. On Halloween 2017, a horrific terrorist attack

Energy securityPolicy, Not Tech, Spurred Danish Dominance in Wind Energy Published 7 November 2020 In emerging renewable energy industries, are producers’ decisions to shut down or upgrade aging equipment influenced more by technology improvements or government policies? It’s an important long-term question for policymakers seeking to increase renewable electricity production, cost-effectiveness and efficiency with limited