A new paper from the RAND Corporation warns that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to capsize the foundations of nuclear deterrence by 2040.
RAND researchers based the paper, titled “How Might Artificial Intelligence Affect the Risk of Nuclear War?,” on a series of workshops... Read More »
With the volume of cyber attacks on government computer systems jumping from 5,500 in 2006 to more than 77,000 in 2015, legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday would give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tools to better protect against foreign attacks.
The Federal... Read More »
Despite recent efforts to mitigate cybersecurity risks to networks supporting the nation’s critical infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has “not taken sufficient actions” to accomplish that goal, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released... Read More »
For the first time, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) was able to test drones for land and maritime usefulness to federal agencies, conducting tests at two sites in Mississippi back in January.
To do so, they worked with the United States... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) set a new screening record during the 2018 spring travel period, March 15 through April 15.
TSA screened more than 72 million passengers and almost 45 million checked bags, a nearly 5 percent increase over the same period last year.
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued recommendations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the manner in which the agency assesses its grant programming.
In 2012 the GAO identified coordination challenges among Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)... Read More »
BAE Systems and Dell EMC announced Monday a collaboration to offer a scalable, hybrid cloud solution for the U.S. government.
“Our federated secure cloud is not just a modified commercial cloud environment for government use,” Al Whitmore, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security... Read More »
In an effort to bolster national biomedical preparedness efforts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response (ASPR) announced Monday the purchase of the anthrax treatment Anthim for $25.2 million.
Developed through a... Read More »
A “migrant caravan” from Central America began approaching the southern U.S. border on Monday, prompting Trump administration officials to warn that any violators of immigration law will face prosecution.
The caravan totaled about 1,500 people when it embarked from the Mexico-Guatemala... Read More »
The National Security Agency (NSA) has developed a set of tools, called Unfetter, designed to bolster cybersecurity initiatives.
Officials said Unfetter offers critical research insights to anyone, positioning decision-makers in various industries to incorporate network-protection... Read More »
A recently released study, presented to the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, demonstrated a 2017 reemergence of West Nile Virus (WNV) spreading to new areas in Greece.
In all, scientists found 26 patients with the disease. An additional 19 had WNV fever.... Read More »
Senior police officials from 24 countries recently participated in a hands-on training course on securing major sporting events.
The International Criminal Police Organization’s (INTERPOL) Project Stadia and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) developed and... Read More »
Approximately 1,000 cyber experts from nearly 30 nations are participating this week in Locked Shields, the largest international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), which is based... Read More »
During a roundtable discussion in Montana on Friday, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) highlighted provisions of the federal omnibus spending bill that are designed to bolster homeland security by increasing resources for critical security and local police departments.
Tester, the ranking member of... Read More »
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a markup on Thursday of State Department reauthorization bill that would enhance training and recruitment of diplomats, make embassies more secure, crack down on public corruption, and harden information technology (IT) systems.
Under the... Read More »