Category: Homeland Security News

CHINA WATCHWhy China’s Advancements in Quantum Technology Worry Others By Ralph Jennings Published 15 December 2021 Quantum refers to a type of computing that lets high-powered machines make calculations that are too complex for ordinary devices. China’s advances in quantum computing will give a new advantage to its armed forces, already the world’s third strongest,

SOFT TARGETSConsortium to Combat Targeted Crowd Attacks Published 15 December 2021 Ten universities formed a consortium to combat terrorist and criminal attacks on soft targets such as schools, hospitals, shopping malls and sports stadiums. “The challenges of keeping people safe in soft targets and crowded spaces gets more complicated every day,” said one expert. The United

AVIATION SECURITYAviation Self-Screening Concept and Prototype Published 15 December 2021 DHS S&T has awarded $2.5 million to Vanderlande Industries to develop a passenger self-screening concept design and prototype that streamlines TSA PreCheck operations. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate(S&T) Screening at Speed Program announced the award of $2,527,907.76 to Vanderlande Industries Inc. of Marietta,

CHINA WATCHWhy China’s Advancements in Quantum Technology Worry Others By Ralph Jennings Published 15 December 2021 Quantum refers to a type of computing that lets high-powered machines make calculations that are too complex for ordinary devices. China’s advances in quantum computing will give a new advantage to its armed forces, already the world’s third strongest,

NATRUAL DISASTERSNew Tool Pinpoints Natural Disaster Risk Down to County Level Published 14 December 2021 NOAA has released an innovative mapping tool that provides county-level information on natural disaster hazards across the United States. This new feature provides significant enhancements to the state-level data on NOAA’s Billion-Dollar Disasters website. NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Health SecurityAll Countries Remain Dangerously Unprepared for Future Epidemic, Pandemic Threats Published 11 December 2021 Despite important steps taken by countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, all countries—across all income levels—remain dangerously unprepared to meet future epidemic and pandemic threats, according to the new 2021 Global Health Security (GHS) Index. The report calls on