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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.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.