Category: Homeland Security News

GunsRising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans Published 15 June 2021 Deaths from suicide are rising in the United States. These rising trends are especially alarming because global trends in suicide are on a downward trajectory. Moreover, in the U.S., the major mode of suicide among young Americans is by firearms. Deaths from suicide

Nuclear powerSmall Modular Reactors Competitive in Washington’s Clean Energy Future Published 15 June 2021 As the Clean Energy Transformation Act drives Washington state toward carbon-free electricity, a new energy landscape is taking shape. Alongside renewable energy sources, a new report finds small modular reactors are poised to play an integral role in the state’s emerging

Electric gridResearchers Study Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Grid-Tied System in Texas By Deana Totzke Published 15 June 2021 Scientists are continuously looking for alternatives to fossil fuel-based power plants to diminish the adverse effects of fossil energy sources on the environment and build reliability. Researchers are studying the viability of solar photovoltaic (PV) grid-tied systems on

GunsRising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans Published 15 June 2021 Deaths from suicide are rising in the United States. These rising trends are especially alarming because global trends in suicide are on a downward trajectory. Moreover, in the U.S., the major mode of suicide among young Americans is by firearms. Deaths from suicide

CybersecurityCyber Regulation Could Be Coming Following Spate of Hacks, Ransomware Attacks By Jeff Seldin Published 11 June 2021 The United States may soon look to regulate private companies, mandating higher standards for cybersecurity following a series of damaging hacks and ransomware attacks against key firms and critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity experts say that malign actors are

BOOKSHELF: The Anthrax attackInvisible Scourge: The Investigation, Legacy, and Lessons of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks By Al Mauroni Published 11 June 2021 The anthrax incidents of 2001 represented a major milestone for the national security community, in that they highlighted the vulnerabilities of the United States to a very unique domestic threat. While the number

GunsWhat Are “Ghost Guns,” a Target of Biden’s Anti-Crime Effort? By Garen Wintemute Published 11 June 2021 It’s not expensive or difficult to produce large numbers of untraceable firearms in the United States. Whether for private use, sale on the criminal market or arming violent extremists, it’s actually startlingly cheap and easy to mass-produce firearms