House lawmakers this week grilled the new head of the Transportation Security Administration, an agency beset with problems such as serious screening and security lapses at airport checkpoints, low morale, and faulty equipment, among other challenges. But they also called Peter Neffenger a "breath of fresh air."
CDC began its investigation after it received a call May 22 from a private company that tested a sample it had received from a lab at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and found that it contained live anthrax rather than inactivated samples.
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The collaboration will entail continued "development of scientific algorithms to rapidly detect potentially damaging earthquakes, more thoroughly test the system and improve its performance."
Such a strategy could help identify, prioritize and guide future funding. But without it, GAO said it increases the risk that the government and its partners will see "lower returns on investments or lost opportunities to strengthen key critical infrastructure and lifelines."
Climate change is a security risk and will exacerbate poverty, environmental degradation, social tensions, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions, threatening the stability of several countries, according to the Defense Department.
This summer, firefighters in California were about to drop fire retardant from low-flying aircraft on a fire burning thousands of acres of wildlands in the San Bernardino Mountains when they saw a small drone flying between two of the planes. Because of this, officials had to ground their aircrafts.
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Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post that a team of more than 100 experts from across the government and private sector are reviewing federal cybersecurity policies, procedures and practices.
Congressional investigators from the Government Accountability Office reviewed privacy issues around the technology as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration also has an effort underway to examine related privacy ramifications and develop a voluntary code of conduct.