Category: Homeland Security News

PandemicFEMA’s Initial Response to COVID-19 Published 15 October 2021 During the first months of FEMA’s response to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the United States faced a debilitating shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel and ventilators for seriously ill patients in hospitals. DHS IG examined the effectiveness of FEMA’s response. During the first months

Nuclear DetectionQuick Detection of Uranium Isotopes Helps Safeguard Nuclear Materials Published 15 October 2021 Researchers have developed a rapid way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on environmental swipes, which could help International Atomic Energy Agency analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material. Analytical chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak

China WatchWill China Surpass the US in Military Air Superiority? By John Xie Published 14 October 2021 The Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar investment in advanced warplanes, weapons systems, satellites and aircraft carriers has made air power a central part of America’s global projection of military might. However, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is rapidly modernizing, and military