Expert available to discuss new EPA rule on lead pipe replacementJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The National Academies of Sciences has awarded funding to Argonne National Laboratory and others to improve safety of offshore oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Those with authoritarian political views are more likely to be concerned about terrorism and border control than a future new health pandemic, new research shows.
Nonproliferation experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are helping the financial sector in partner countries avoid inadvertent support of illegal weapons trades.
The oil-rich nations of the Middle East have resolutely spurned democracy, even as countries in other parts of the world have transitioned away from authoritarianism in the past several decades. What explains the stubborn hold of these authoritarian regimes? Is it related to the wealth of the region? Nimah Mazaheri, an associate professor and chair of Tufts University Political Science Department, explores these questions in his new book, Hydrocarbon Citizens: How Oil Transformed People and Politics in the Middle East. He’s especially interested in the resilience of authoritarian regimes throughout the Middle East in the wake of the pro-democracy movements of the Arab Spring in the early 2010s.
Experts on the Israel-Gaza conflict from Bar-Ilan University are available to speak to the media on matters such as the role of government during crisis, Hamas and terrorist organizations, military strategy, and Communications in times of crisis.
The ousting of U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California from his House speaker post this week is the latest challenge to the country’s democratic norms and institutions. McCarthy is the first speaker to be removed this way, thanks to a group of ultraconservative House Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, joining Democrats in voting to get rid of McCarthy.
UWF Center for Cybersecurity received a $2.5 million grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program at the National Security Agency to expand the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development program, CyberSkills2Work.
Two engineering students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Paige Berg and Michaela Hemming, are among nine nationwide who received scholarships in academic year 2023-2024 from Women In Defense (WID), a National Defense Industrial Association affiliate founded to engage, cultivate and advance women in all aspects of national security.
Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
When we talk on our 5G phones, watch our favorite shows, or deploy autonomous vehicles, we use the same electromagnetic spectrum as U.S. Navy ships, commercial airplanes, and surveillance satellites.
Defense of the United States is an undertaking that requires the help of experts from a wide array of obviously related disciplines — physics, engineering, computer science, political science and more. One discipline that might not immediately come to mind is plant ecophysiology. But the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Tala Awada is leading the way.
President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy continue negotiations on raising the United States debt ceiling. More contenders enter the Republican presidential nominee run. Get your expert commentary on Politics here.
From advancing artificial intelligence to strengthening our national security, the 2023 Hertz Fellows will address the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law on Tuesday (May 16), OpenAI CEO Sam Altman proposed the formation of a U.S. or global agency that would license the most powerful AI systems and have the authority to “take that license away and ensure compliance with safety standards.”
Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.
Experts from Indiana University are available to comment on trending topics for the week of May 8, including the Writer's Guild of America strike, the ongoing investigation into the leak of classified military documents on Discord, and the role of climate change in an early allergy season.
Sandia National Laboratories has piloted a new way to transfer technical designs to defense contractors for the common hypersonic glide body, which detaches from a rocket and soars at speeds above Mach 5.
Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
PPPL hosted a workshop on fusion energy and nuclear nonproliferation at Princeton University on Jan. 25 and 26. Participants included representatives from government, national laboratories, Princeton University, other academic institutions, and private fusion developers.
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The USC Center for Public Diplomacy Summit on City Diplomacy will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 30 and can also be attended online.
A new project led by Northern Arizona University, with various collaborators throughout the nation, will help the United States better protect the critical supply chain infrastructure and the supply chains that keeps the country and its economy running.
A technology developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and used by the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command to test the capabilities of commercial security tools has been licensed to cybersecurity firm Penguin Mustache to create its Evasive.ai platform.
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the most promising innovators in science and technology, has announced the election of William Evans to its board of directors.
TikTok, the world’s fastest-growing social media app, used by two-thirds of America’s teenagers, has federal lawmakers debating its potential threat to national security with legislation introduced by a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators empowering President Joe Biden to ban its use. Mike Horning, an associate professor of multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech’s School of Communication, offers his perspective about the issues with TikTok that have put government officials on edge.
Johns Hopkins University information security expert Anton Dahbura is available to discuss the Biden administration's newly released national cybersecurity strategy.
Deborah Frincke, associate laboratories director of national security programs at Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee.
UMD Smith's Lemma Senbet, an advisor to the G20 Compact with Africa, describes the impetus and economic implications of South Africa joining a 10-day naval exercise with Russia and China.