Category: Homeland Security News

ManufacturingExpanding Domestic Manufacturing of Secure, Custom Chips for Defense Needs Published 19 March 2021 DARPA announced the Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program, which aims to expand access to domestic manufacturing capabilities to tackle challenges hampering the secure development of custom chips for defense systems. DARPA selected Intel and university researchers to

Quick Takes // By Ben FrankelWater Wars Are Here Published 19 March 2021 In 2009, the U.K. intelligence services submitted their annual intelligence report to then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, warning of the coming threat of “water wars” between states vying for diminishing fresh-water resources. Rising water-related tensions between India and Pakistan and between Ethiopia and

Cybercrime2020 Cibercrime Losses Exceeded $4.2 Billion: FBI Published 18 March 2021 The FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report includes information from 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime—an increase of more than 300,000 complaints from 2019—and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has released its annual report. The 2020 Internet Crime Report includes information from

Anti-Asian crimesCall for Action on Hate Crimes and Racism Against Asian-Americans Published 18 March 2021 The Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in National Security, founded in 2021, is a grassroots initiative which seeks to advance discourse, develop policy, and implement solutions to combat the surge of hate crimes and racism against Asian-Americans in the United States.

DetectionInnovative Chemical Weapons Detection Technology Published 18 March 2021 An innovative new chemical detection technology called SEDONA, or SpEctroscopic Detection of Nerve Agents, was recognized as a 2020 R&D 100 Award-winner.When deployed at security checkpoints, border crossings, and ports of entry across the country, SEDONA will enhance DHS’s abilities to detect and intercept dangerous chemicals