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2012-03-05 12:06:12

Every day, thousands of cargo containers from around the world pass through our nation's sea ports carrying items we need, and possibly some that are not so welcome: drugs, explosives, chemical, biological, or radiological weapons – even human cargo.

Critics of Cybersecurity Bill Say it Gives Too Much Power to Bureaucrats
2012-02-17 14:39:04

There’s a battle raging on Capitol Hill over the details of a new bill that will attempt to mandate cybersecurity measures for a number of private-sector companies.

2012-02-01 21:14:57

Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the likely damage patterns in the surrounding areas, and prioritize the first responders' activities long before the bomb's acoustic shockwave ricocheted out at the speed of sound.

2012-02-01 12:00:35

In an ideal world, every tunnel, train terminal, and critical building would be built like a fortress to withstand any emergency.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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