Category: Homeland Security News

OUR PICKSNext Cybersecurity Crisis: Poisoned AI | “Hack DHS” | Environmental Extremists, and more Published 26 April 2022 ·  US Supreme Court Weighs Policy for Migrants to Wait in Mexico ·  Peekskill Man Who Identifies as an “Incel” or “Involuntary Celibate” Is Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Stalking, Threatening, and Harassing Multiple Victims ·  Pacific

WILDFIRESPredictive Models of Wildfire Behavior Published 26 April 2022 New partnership will work to Advance fire research capabilities to help support the work of fire-, land-, and emergency managers. This month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory entered into a partnership to produce advanced computer models used to predict

CYBERSECURITY EDUCATIONIllinois Tech’s CyberHawks Win National Cybersecurity Championship Published 25 April 2022 A team of students from Illinois Institute of Technology’s cybersecurity student organization CyberHawks won the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Cyber Games National Championship last week. Sixty-five teams from 55 colleges competed in the competition overall. A team of students from Illinois

R&DFederal Research Funding Has Positive “Ripple Effects” Published 22 April 2022 Federal funding for biomedical research has a “ripple effect” of stimulating new studies even beyond the original purposes of a grant and may provide unexpected benefits. Federal funding for biomedical research has a “ripple effect” of stimulating new studies even beyond the original purposes of

ENERGY SECURITYIndustrial Clusters Help Advance Energy Transition By Mercedes Maroto-Valer Published 22 April 2022 Industrial clusters as geographic areas that comprise co-located companies representing either a single or multiple industries. The proximity of multiple industrial energy consumers creates an opportunity to scale low-carbon technologies through multi-stakeholder collaboration and can yield sizeable economic opportunities. During COP26 in

WASTEWATERImproving Efficiency of Sewer System Surveys Published 22 April 2022 The UK’s vast network of over 525,000km of sewers is notoriously expensive to maintain. A new AI tool is set to improve the efficiency of surveying sewerage systems and has the potential to benefit the entire water industry. A new AI tool is set to improve

PLANETARY SECURITYBolstering Planetary Defense Published 22 April 2022 A new survey identifies scientific priorities and opportunities and makes funding recommendations to maximize the advancement of planetary science, astrobiology, and planetary defense in the next ten years. A new decadal survey from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies scientific priorities and opportunities and makes funding recommendations

UKRAINE WARLessons from the Battle for Kyiv By Alex Vershinin Published 21 April 2022 The Russia operation to take Kyiv rapidly degenerated into an urban battle of attrition favorable to Ukraine, and eventually the Russian government withdrew its troops, conceding defeat in the battle for Kyiv. The fog of war prevents in-depth analysis, but two

ENERGY SECURITYChina’s Dominance of Electric Vehicle Supply Chains Jeopardize U.S. Energy Transition Published 21 April 2022 While Russia holds significant leverage in influencing oil and gas prices, it pales in comparison to China’s position in several strategic industries critical to the energy transition. A case study shows China’s ‘soft power’ in move to cleaner alternatives. The