Category: Homeland Security News

DNACoercive Collection of DNA Is Unethical, Damaging to the Future of Medical Research Published 20 January 2021 The compulsory collection of DNA being undertaken in some parts of the world is not just unethical, but risks affecting people’s willingness to donate biological samples and thus contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and the development

First respondersRescuers at Risk: Emergency Personnel Face Trauma, PTSS Published 19 January 2021 A new study has for the first time, demonstrated differences in the prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in different groups of rescue workers and emergency personnel, including firefighters, police officers and psychiatric nurses. A new study in Frontiers in Psychiatry has for the first

ExtremismPolice, Soldiers Bring Lethal Skill to Militia Campaigns against U.S. Government By Arie Perliger Published 19 January 2021 Thousands of police and soldiers – people professionally trained in the use of violence and familiar with military protocols – are part of an extremist effort to undermine the U.S. government and subvert the democratic process. When

China syndromeU.S. Classifies China’s Policies toward Uighurs as “Genocide” By Nike Ching Published 19 January 2021 The United States Tuesday formally labeled the Chinese government’s policies targeting ethnic Uighur Muslims and other minorities in the northwest region of Xinjiang as “genocide.” The United States has for years criticized China’s detention and reeducation policies in Xinjiang

Extreme weatherManaging Extreme Weather Events with artificial intelligence Published 19 January 2021 Can combining deep learning (DL)— a subfield of artificial intelligence— with social network analysis (SNA), make social media contributions about extreme weather events a useful tool for crisis managers, first responders and government scientists? Can combining deep learning (DL)— a subfield of artificial intelligence—

First respondersDeveloping First Responder Emergency Alerts Technology Published 19 January 2021 As emergency communications technologies adapt to an increasingly interconnected nation, DHS S&T announced it awarded more than $1.5 million to develop an Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications (AWN) Guidance Tool. As emergency communications technologies adapt to an increasingly interconnected nation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science