Category: Homeland Security News

ANALYSIS: Gathering StormRising Temperatures Reshaping, Exacerbating Global Security Landscape By Jeff Seldin Published 21 October 2021 More than just altering the environment, climate change is threatening to permanently and dangerously reshape the global security landscape. These are the conclusions of a series of new assessments by U.S. military, intelligence, and security officials. “As climate change

Weapons DetectionWeapons-Detection Algorithm Studied at Las Vegas International Airport Published 21 October 2021 This summer, DHS S&T demonstrated a new advanced algorithm to better detect non-explosive weapons like guns, knives, and other items that are prohibited on commercial aircraft in a real-world setting at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. This summer, the Science and Technology Directorate

PandemicsTargeted Interventions: Containing Pandemics, Minimizing Societal Disruption Published 19 October 2021 COVID has so far infected 21 million people, with more than 4.5 of them dying. Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as case isolation, quarantining contacts, and the complete lockdown of entire countries, often come at the expense of economic disruption, harm to social and mental

MisinformationMisinformation on Stem Cell Treatments for COVID-19 Linked to Overhyped Science: Researchers Published 19 October 2021 Researchers call for stronger regulations to deter the sale of unproven cell-based products, and more responsible and accurate science communication. The global race to develop new stem cell-based COVID-19 treatments during the pandemic was filled with violations of government regulations,

Disaster PreparednessCost-Effective Disaster Preparedness Published 19 October 2021 With hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic and more, the world has seen a multitude of disasters recently. Research on disaster preparedness aims to offer cost-effective solutions, reduce suffering. With hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic and more, the world has seen a multitude of natural