On the final day of his three-day tour in Alaska, President Obama announced Sept. 2 a number of new actions and several million dollars in new investments to fight climate change that he said is having a greater impact on the state than in the continental United States.
Leaders in the art and antiquities market are being asked to help prevent the trade of illegally obtained artifacts so the terrorist group does not get funds. The FBI is providing them with a one-page document, explaining what they can do and who to contact.
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Improvised explosive devices aren't just a significant threat to soldiers on the battlefield, but they're also a leading killer of civilians worldwide, Interpol's secretary general said this week in Australia where the first-ever international forum to counter such threats was held.
The university will work with existing information sharing groups, critical infrastructure owners and operators, federal agencies and other stakeholders to "identify a common set of voluntary standards or guidelines" for forming such information sharing and analysis organizations.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria since 2010, is described in a new Brookings Institution essay as a politically cunning, religious scholar – and "soccer star" – able to ally himself with powerful friends while imposing a harsh and brutal rule over millions of his subjects.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory-developed technology that detects network anomalies and has been used exclusively in the government sector is being commercialized by Ernst & Young LLP, the Homeland Security Department's research arm announced.
Analyzing climate and crop models, the task force found that what would have been called a 1-in-100 year event from 1951 to 2010 may become a 1-in-30 year event before the middle of the century.
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The National Institutes of Health awarded a dozen grants that will support research that looks to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.
The department's Science and Technology Directorate said the awards will focus on four technical areas, including mobile device instrumentation, mobile security management tools, transactional security methods, and mobile device layer protection.