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Lockdown: When an Active Shooter is Loose, Rapid On-Site Management is Essential

For whatever reason, the numbers of active shooters in the US dramatically increased after 2008. Active shooters grew from about one every other month between 2000 and 2008, to more than one a month between 2009 and 2012. And they’ve been ascending ever since, culminating with 15 active shooters last year who slaughtered 39 people… Keep Reading

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Drones Put to the Test as New South Texas FAA Test Site Prepares for Operation

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researchers have been conducting missions twice a day with the University’s RS-16 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and another UAV owned by American Aerospace Advisors. Another series of test flight missions this week over South Texas ranchland. The university’s Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation — which will open soon… Keep Reading

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Faster Anthrax Detection Could Speed Bioterror Response, MU Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU), working with Guild BioSciences, a biotech company in Charleston, SC, announced development of a new method for anthrax detection that can identify anthrax in just a few hours. Currently, first responders have only tests that can provide a screen for dangerous materials in 24 to 48 hours. “Normally… Keep Reading

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USAF to Enhance CBRN Training with Argon’s PlumeSIM

Argon Electronics has been contracted by the United States Air Force throughthe Air Force Civil Engineer Center to deliver their PlumeSIM CBRN training system to enhance CBRN exercises during the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. PlumeSIM will be used with Argon’s M4 JCAD simulators to create highly realistic CBRN and… Keep Reading

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IBM and Lockheed Martin Announce Establishment of Cyber Research Facilities

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Rivka Carmi this week announced the establishment of a national cyber complex in Beer-Sheva called CyberSpark. "Beer-Sheva will not only be the cyber capital of Israel but one of the most important places in the cyber security field in the world," Netanyahu said at… Keep Reading

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New Multi-discipline Cyber Institute Opens at Excelsior College

A new Washington, DC-based academic and research, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College, announced that it will officially open its doors on January 14th. The institute is dedicated to assisting government, industry, military and academic sectors meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology and education through a variety of initiatives, an announcement this… Keep Reading

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Preserving Counter-IED Institutional Memory

Some of the most imperative technical training and knowledge that emerged from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were defense tactics against the improvised explosive device (IED) threat. While IEDs were one of the biggest threats to troops during the conflicts, the biggest threat today is losing the lessons we learned. If we don’t protect… Keep Reading

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CMU Researcher Warns of Dangers of Weakening Cybersecurity to Facilitate Federal Surveillance

The former assistant director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology believes there needs to be a re-evaluation of federal surveillance practices that weaken commercial products and services. These practices include weakening standards and placing "back doors" into products that are accessible to US government agencies, said Carnegie Mellon University’s Jon Peha, a… Keep Reading

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Purdue University Software Toolkit Provides Visual Analytics Aid to First-Responders

Researchers at a Homeland Security Center of Excellence have developed a software “toolkit” that provides real-time data in a manner that allows law enforcement and other first responders to swiftly analyze high-volume criminal, traffic and civil incident data and related emergency management and disaster preparedness events so they can more strategically allocate resources. Called the Visual… Keep Reading

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National Disaster Medical System Builds Capabilities with Fundamentals Course

More than 50 healthcare professionals and trainers with the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) trained at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The NDMS employed Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) from 10 different states to attend the pilot fundamentals course. “We have 8,000 employees combined into 86 response teams around the country,” said Dr.… Keep Reading

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