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DHS S&T Directorate Unveils its ‘New Visionary Goals’

New visionary goals for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced Wednesday “will drive S&T’s strategic plan and serve as the directorate’s North Star,’” said Dr. Reginald Brothers, DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “As the primary research and development arm of DHS, S&T needs to look ahead –… Keep Reading

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Northrop Grumman Advances Cyber Research With University Of Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation has provided $70,000 to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) to conduct research on cyber protection. Under the nine-month pilot program, the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science will explore and develop technology for enhancing data security and resiliency applicable to Defense Department networks. "Cyber is an integral part of… Keep Reading

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Aurora Theater Shooting After Action Report Highlights First Response Lessons Learned

Communication and logistics failures hampered first responders in attempting to reach the victims of the tragic 2012 Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, according to an after-action report (AAR) released last week. Although the 188-page report commissioned by the city of Aurora and produced by the TriData division of System Planning Corp. praised the emergency response to… Keep Reading

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CDC Develops Ebola Modeling Tool While WHO Trains Health Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases over time in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Ebola Response modeling tool can construct scenarios to illustrate how control and prevention interventions can slow and eventually stop the Ebola epidemic. Importantly,… Keep Reading

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Raytheon Research Shows Rising Interest in Cyber Careers among Millennials

As the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to rise in response to the increase and sophistication of cyber attacks, millennials are starting to take notice and they want to do something about it. In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Raytheon, a major American defense contractor, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) commissioned… Keep Reading

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Points of Light Foundation Recognize Lint Center for National Security Studies

On the 13th anniversary of the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, President George H. W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation recognized the Lint Center for National Security Studies for working to keep America safe. “I am grateful to Points of Light Foundation for highlighting the incredible work that the Lint Center team continues to… Keep Reading

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Elbit Provides Cyber Security Simulator For Singapore

Elbit Systems announced it has provided Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) with a Cyber Security Simulator enabling users, individually or as a group, to locate, respond and prevent cyber attacks while experiencing simulated network protection conditions. The simulator provided to ST Electronics will also present various network protection scenarios, conduct follow-up debriefing and evaluate… Keep Reading

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Enhanced Technical Brief on Blast Effects of Ammonium Nitrate

Following the  massive explosion on April 18, 2013 at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas — where ammonium nitrate was stored and distributed — that killed 15 and injured 160, considerable attention has been focused on ammonium nitrate. Fears about the use of ammonium nitrate being used in highly destructive bombs have been etched… Keep Reading

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NIST Awards Contract to MITRE to Support Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded MITRE a contract to operate its first Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to support the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). NIST, a non-regulatory agency under the Department of Commerce, promotes US innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. By… Keep Reading

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FEMA Approves Boating Tactical Operators Course

The Tactical Operators Course developed by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program has been approved for inclusion inthe Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Training and Education Division’s (NTED) State/Federally Sponsored Course Catalog. A review was conducted of the BOAT course materials based on the completed… Keep Reading

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