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NATO Summit’s Agenda Bigger Than Anticipated; Resurgent Russia, ISIS Add Complexities

American University School of International Service experts are available to discuss the Wales NATO summit.

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Swarthmore Expert on Syria's Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, and the Devil’s Gambit

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Journalist Beheaded, Another Threatened by ISIL Militants, President Speaks Out: Experts Needed

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New DHS Facility Tests Biometric Technology, Improves Air Entry/Exit Operations

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cut the ribbon on S&T’s new Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), on June 26 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The MdTF, designed by S&T along in partnership with CBP operational staff, will test and evaluate operational processes using both biometric and non-biometric technologies as part of the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project.

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Sandia Ensures US Nuclear Weapons Deterrent Can Remain Effective, Credible

As part of its mission of ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure and effective as a deterrent, Sandia National Laboratories must make sure crucial parts can function if they’re hit by radiation, especially a type called fast neutrons. It created a project called QASPR to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the non-nuclear components in U.S. weapons systems.

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Drone Proliferation Expert Available to Talk on Reported Use by Hamas

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Obama's Actions on ISIS/Iraq Should Not Have a Major Impact on Oil Prices, Researcher Says

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Iraq Split Into Three States Would Entrench Long-Term Problems

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Bowe Bergdahl: Did We Do The Right Thing? Texas A&M Experts Discuss Negotiating With Terrorists

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Guarding Against “Carmageddon” Cyberattacks

The tightly integrated computing and networking systems required to turn the nation’s freeways in “smart transportation systems” are currently under development. The efforts of the Smart Roads Cyber-Physical Systems project to identify cyber attacks against these systems and to develop software to protect them is dramatized by the video scenario “Mitigating Carmageddon” featured at the SmartAmerica Expo in Washington DC.

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