The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate announced that the Vreeland Institute and Certa Cito have won a prize competition around developing new technologies to track first responders inside buildings.
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and City University of New York say more people across the south from Georgia to Arizona will be exposed to extreme heat waves – but, overall, there will be a four- to six-fold increase in exposure by mid-century.
The web-based system is much cheaper than the making reservations by phone. Online fees cost about $7 to $10, while doing it offline costs about $30 to $37, or more than three times the cost.
The Coast Guard has made progress in protecting personal and health data, but organizational challenges such as a lack of coordination among its privacy offices, incomplete contingency planning and infrequent security reviews of physical facilities could still put data at risk.
It's the third and final phase of construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, expected to cost a total of $1.25 billion. Construction is supposed to finished in 2020 with the facility becoming fully operational two years later.
Over the past five years, the Coast Guard's budget for acquiring assets such as fixed-wing aircraft and various cutters has "fallen short" of what's needed to fully recapitalize the service's assets.
The report recognizes that nuclear weapons are "indispensable" to deter other nations from attacking the U.S. and allies with such weapons, but offer no other advantage over U.S. conventional military superiority.
The State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act would require states to coordinate activities related to interoperability communications policies that are coordinated through an individual or group.
The probability of severe solar storms are low, but they could have a significant impact on the power grid and cause blackouts and damage to equipment resulting in prolonged outages to the system. They can also interrupt communications satellites.
The department could do a better job of collecting data and developing measures and metrics to assess what they're getting out of investments.
DHS inspector general said that the senior supervisors, Marc Connolly and George Ogilvie, "displayed poor judgment and a lack of situational awareness in driving into the scene. It was more likely than not that the two agents' judgment was impaired by alcohol."
Prosecutorial discretion provides DHS immigration enforcement agencies greater authority in deciding how far they want to enforce the law against a specific person so they can better prioritize their limited resources.
TSA hasn't issued guidance to airports on tracking and monitoring preventive maintenance. It also relies on contractors to provide data, but doesn't verify that the maintenance has been done and in a timely manner.
Jeh Johnson says counterterrorism efforts wading into new territory as the Islamic State calls for attacks against U.S. military installations and local law enforcement and government buildings through social media.
The Public Intelligence blog, which posted the document on its website May 4, obtained it from the official site of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who has long campaigned for better national standards for the rail transport of crude oil.
Humans aren't just causing global warming, they're also depleting soil resources faster than nutrients can be restored – an activity that could lead to global food insecurity over the next century, scientists warn in a new paper.
Experts testified during a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing on how jihadists are using social media – held just a few days after two gunmen were killed in Garland, Texas, trying to attack a contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad.
Advanced technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, or FINDER, can detect heartbeats of people and was jointly developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and DHS's Science and Technology Directorate.
The Islamic State gets funding from oil revenue, selling looted antiquities, imposing taxes and fees, donations from other countries and ransom from kidnappings, among other means.
The Homeland Security Department's inspector general designated the matter as a "material weakness," meaning it's a major problem with the agency's internal controls.