Category: Homeland Security News

WildfiresInsurance Markets Face Challenges in Higher Fire-Risk Areas Published 21 September 2020 Wildfires in California destroy thousands of structures each year, and in 2017 that number jumped to 10,800. In 2018, wildfires wrought even greater destruction, with more than 22,000 structures destroyed. Those conflagrations can devastate homeowners and bring heavy costs for the insurance industry.

Election securityThwarting the Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Voting in the 2020 Election Published 18 September 2020 While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in U.S. history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome. The effective interference by Russia in the 2016 election

Radiation detectionRadiation Detection System to Protect Major U.S. Metropolitan Region Published 18 September 2020 An exercise last December at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was the culmination of a five-year effort to develop and deploy an automated, high-performance, networked radiation detection capability for counterterrorism and continuous city-to-region scale radiological and nuclear