More than 250 Americans are going overseas to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups and the United States has largely failed to stop most of them, in part, because it lacks a national strategy, the House Homeland Security Committee said in the new bipartisan report.
Weapons-detecting X-ray scanners that were removed from U.S. airports two years ago due to privacy concerns met federal safety limits for radiation exposure, accoridng to a new scientific report funded by the Homeland Security Department.
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The Science and Technology Directorate said that its integrating the detection technology into existing, commercially available midsize robots widely used by civilian bomb squads, by mounting the X-ray generator onto a robotic arm's sensor-tool bracket.
The department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response developed the system with a network of experts across the country to help those responsible for preparing for public health and healthcare system emergencies.
The survey found that over 90 percent of nearly 700 nonclimate scientists believe in global warming through human induced activities – the first time such a consensus has gone beyond just climate scientists.
Deeply adept at using digital communication tools to spread its terrorist messages, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not just "socializing terror" through public opinion but also "making terror popular, desirable, and imitable," an expert said.
While a State Department plan for a diplomatic security training facility is expected to cost more than $140 million more than an alternative proposal, congressional investigators recently concluded that it was the better of the two options because it met four needed critical elements.
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Congress can help federal agencies reduce the billions of dollars in improper payments they make annually through new legislation and providing investigators with access to particular databases, among other actions, the nation's comptroller general said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week.
In an effort to support their Green Proving Ground and High Impact Technology Catalyst programs, two federal agencies requested information this week regarding how to improve green building technologies, according to a GSA news release.