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Released: 17-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Defund or Reform? BLM and Policing Expert Panel: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT
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Black Lives Matter and "De-funding the Police": Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Newswise: Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference
Released: 9-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and other democracies should agree to not interfere in foreign elections.

Newswise: Walls Are Used by Politicians to Divide Groups of People Even Further, New Book Shows
Released: 8-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Walls Are Used by Politicians to Divide Groups of People Even Further, New Book Shows
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Walls are used as political tools to accentuate divisions between people, according to a new book co-edited by a faculty member at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Delivers Prototype Defense Planning and Assessment Tool to USS Bunker Hill
Released: 5-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Delivers Prototype Defense Planning and Assessment Tool to USS Bunker Hill
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Last summer, the captain of the USS Bunker Hill offered to test an APL air-defense tool if the Lab could provide a prototype before the ship deployed in six months. When the Bunker Hill left San Diego in January, the tool was onboard — and Lab engineers now await valuable warfighter feedback on its use.

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Released: 24-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Sandia supports hypersonic flight test
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories employees and contractors saw their work culminate in a hypersonic flight test conducted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army on March 19 at the Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii.

Newswise: Argonne scientists lead push to strengthen cybersecurity in sports stadiums
Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Argonne scientists lead push to strengthen cybersecurity in sports stadiums
Argonne National Laboratory

To combat the cyber threat in sports, Argonne scientists built an assessment tool for team and stadium owners to fix vulnerabilities.

Released: 13-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
S&T Announces Winner in the $250K Escape Respirator Challenge
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced the grand prize winner of the Escape Respirator Prize Challenge.

Newswise: How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Released: 11-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT
How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Argonne National Laboratory

Severe accident research at Argonne Lab helped the nuclear power industry ensure safety while avoiding $1 billion in unnecessary costs in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Newswise: Majority of People in a National Survey Oppose Separating Immigrant Families at US/Mexico Border
Released: 5-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EST
Majority of People in a National Survey Oppose Separating Immigrant Families at US/Mexico Border
Baylor University

A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United States/Mexico border strongly oppose separating immigrant families and charging the parents as criminals, according to Baylor University research. Researchers also found that among those who support the family separation policy, the strongest connection is conservative political ideology.

Newswise: New Water Cannon Technology a Breakthrough for Bomb Squads
Released: 4-Mar-2020 8:25 AM EST
New Water Cannon Technology a Breakthrough for Bomb Squads
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, in partnership with the FBI, has fully transitioned ReVJeT tool to each and every one of the hundreds of state and local bomb squads across the country through the FBI’s Hazardous Device School

Newswise: Customs and Border Protection Officers Leverage S&T-Developed Imposter Detection Training Tech to Maximize Officer Performance
Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:25 AM EST
Customs and Border Protection Officers Leverage S&T-Developed Imposter Detection Training Tech to Maximize Officer Performance
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

CBP’s OFO Academy at DHS S&T and FLETC Training Innovations Division (TID) developed a new technology that uses eye tracking feedback to maximize officer performance in impostor identification and ID validation training.

Newswise: Identify, track, capture
Released: 25-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST
Identify, track, capture
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories robotics experts are working on a way to intercept enemy unmanned aircraft systems midflight.

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Released: 25-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST
UAH helps nation catch up in hypersonic research
University of Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Hunstville’s Aerophysics Research Center (ARC), operating on Redstone Arsenal, provides the government and commercial clients with a ready means of hypersonic scaled testing with its three, two-stage light gas gun systems.

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.

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Released: 14-Feb-2020 6:10 PM EST
CFR-UTSA Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

How should the United States manage relations with Iran? How will the trade war with China affect the U.S. and global economies? Will the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement benefit American workers? What can be done to improve the situation in Venezuela? Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national security and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds
University of Washington

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

Newswise: U.S. Detention of Child Migrants
Released: 6-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
U.S. Detention of Child Migrants
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Record-breaking numbers of unaccompanied children have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, leading the Trump administration to expand child detention policies and sparking debate over how to handle the flow of asylum seekers.

Newswise: Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Released: 31-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.

Newswise: Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea
Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea
University of California San Diego

Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities.

Released: 15-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
“Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective”—Jan. 23 Panel Discussion at NYU’s Jordan Center
New York University

New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will host “Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective,” a panel discussion featuring a range of experts on Ukraine’s history and politics, Thurs., Jan. 23.

Newswise: Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy
Released: 14-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

Newswise: Iran Will Continue to Retaliate in Many Forms and in Many Places
Released: 10-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
Iran Will Continue to Retaliate in Many Forms and in Many Places
Wellesley College

Ambassador Susan Rice joined Wellesley College professor Michael Jeffries for a discussion about her new book, work in the Obama Administration, and current events like the Iran crisis at an event on campus.

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.

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Released: 7-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
WashU Expert: Soleimani killing likely unlawful
Washington University in St. Louis

Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Iran following the Jan. 3 death of Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Many questions remain following the U.S. drone strike in Iraq and Iran’s posturing about potential retaliation. Chief among them: Was the strike legal?“Unless there is much more to the story than meets the eye, the answer seems to be no,” said Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University in St.

Newswise: Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
Released: 3-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan experts can comment on the implications of the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top security and intelligence commander, who was killed early Friday in a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport.

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.


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