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Released: 25-Feb-2020 8:25 AM EST
DHS Selects the University of Nebraska Omaha to Lead Center of Excellence for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today the selection of the University of Nebraska Omaha to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new COE for TPCR.

Newswise: Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything
Released: 19-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.

Newswise: Researchers Take Body Armor to the Next Level with High Energy Fibers
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
Researchers Take Body Armor to the Next Level with High Energy Fibers
Florida Atlantic University

Body armor for U.S. soldiers are heavy, cumbersome, and way above the desired aerial density, which limits their mobility and physical performance. FAU scientists expect to improve performance of military helmets and body armor using hybridized nanocomposite fibers. Like something out of the movie “Iron Man,” this new fiber will to lead to fast dissipation, greater energy absorption and ballistic performance. Bullet-proof armor performance is heavily dependent on the base material properties, which have changed little in recent years.

Newswise: Securing Radiological Sources on the Go
Released: 17-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
Securing Radiological Sources on the Go
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radioactive materials are a critical tool in a number of industrial applications particularly oil and gas drilling and welding. While these sources are safe and well-regulated for their intended use; if lost or stolen the materials could be used by terrorists to make dirty bombs. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed and licensed a technology system to keep track of and secure radiological material on the road or at job sites.

Newswise: Conflicts to Watch in 2020
Released: 7-Jan-2020 5:50 PM EST
Conflicts to Watch in 2020
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis
Vanderbilt University

An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.

Released: 18-Nov-2019 3:10 PM EST
Strategies to Lower Risk for Violent Crime and Gun Violence
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

With violent crimes and gun violence rising annually and the number of gun deaths in the U.S. surpassing all other nations, researchers at the annual meeting of The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) present a series of studies during its Study of Violent Crime and Gun Violence symposium which contributes several new frameworks that can be used toward improving laws, civilian strategies, legislation and police response, as well as the overall study of risk in society. The Symposium will occur on Monday, December 9 at 10:30 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Newswise: Amid Tensions, Trump-Erdogan Meeting Changes Little
Released: 18-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST
Amid Tensions, Trump-Erdogan Meeting Changes Little
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Trump and Erdogan resolved few of the sharp U.S.-Turkish differences over defense and Middle East policy but the visit likely boosted Erdogan’s stature at home.



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