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Released: 20-Nov-2023 10:45 AM EST
Argonne set to improve offshore gas and oil industry operations and safety
Argonne National Laboratory

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.

Released: 17-Nov-2023 3:05 AM EST
Terrorism rather than pandemics more concerning for those with those with authoritarian views, analysis shows
University of Exeter

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.

Newswise: Striving for a More Secure World
Released: 7-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Striving for a More Secure World
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL officials travel to Cyprus as subject matter experts and trainers for U.S. State Department Export Control and Border Security Program.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST
Media Tip: How Argonne is working with banks around the world to prevent weapons proliferation
Argonne National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Why Is Democracy So Elusive in the Oil-Rich Middle East?
Released: 12-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Why Is Democracy So Elusive in the Oil-Rich Middle East?
Tufts University

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.

Released: 12-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Experts on the Israel-Gaza conflict from Bar-Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University

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.

Newswise: House Speaker Ousting Shows How Culture Wars are Shaping Democracy, Republican Party
Released: 6-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
House Speaker Ousting Shows How Culture Wars are Shaping Democracy, Republican Party
California State University, Fullerton

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.

Released: 8-Aug-2023 12:50 PM EDT
UWF Center for Cybersecurity​-led CyberSkills2Work Program awarded ​$2.5 million expansion​ grant, highlighted in White House national strategy
University of West Florida

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.

Newswise: Two UAH engineering students among nine Women In Defense Scholars nationwide
Released: 10-Jul-2023 10:50 AM EDT
Two UAH engineering students among nine Women In Defense Scholars nationwide
University of Alabama Huntsville

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.

Released: 30-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Find the latest expert commentary on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions here

Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Released: 26-Jun-2023 11:20 AM EDT
MITRE Catalyzes Next-Generation Solutions for Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority

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.

Released: 5-Jun-2023 5:30 PM EDT
Awada leads development of ag, environment research for national defense
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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.

Released: 31-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Debt ceiling blues. Find political experts on the debt negotiations and the presidential bids in the Politics channel

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.

Released: 23-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Hertz Foundation Announces 2023 Hertz Fellows
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

From advancing artificial intelligence to strengthening our national security, the 2023 Hertz Fellows will address the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

Released: 18-May-2023 9:20 AM EDT
ND Experts on the opportunities, concerns and impacts of AI
University of Notre Dame

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.”

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts

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.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on trending news topics for the week of May 8
Released: 10-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Experts available to comment on trending news topics for the week of May 8
Indiana University

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.

Released: 1-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
An unlikely plan is helping the U.S. fast-track hypersonic conventional weapons
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-21-sleeping-pill-reduces-levels-of-alzheimer-s-proteins
Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

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.

Newswise: PPPL hosts workshop on fusion energy and nonproliferation
Released: 13-Apr-2023 3:20 PM EDT
PPPL hosts workshop on fusion energy and nonproliferation
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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.

Released: 29-Mar-2023 12:50 PM EDT
USC Center on Public Diplomacy Holds Summit on City Diplomacy
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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.

Released: 29-Mar-2023 12:05 PM EDT
DoD funds new project aimed at protecting global supply chains, infrastructure
Northern Arizona University

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.

Newswise: Duling Named Associate Lab Director at PNNL
Released: 24-Mar-2023 7:10 PM EDT
Duling Named Associate Lab Director at PNNL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Joel W. Duling will steward PNNL’s $1.2-billion campus development plan and guide the Laboratory’s efforts to achieve net-zero emissions among other duties.

Newswise: ORNL malware ‘vaccine’ generator licensed for platform
Released: 23-Mar-2023 7:00 PM EDT
ORNL malware ‘vaccine’ generator licensed for platform
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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 platform.

Released: 14-Mar-2023 2:05 PM EDT
William Evans Joins Hertz Foundation Board of Directors
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

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.

Newswise: Social media experts explains why Congress set the stage for a TikTok ban
Released: 13-Mar-2023 5:30 PM EDT
Social media experts explains why Congress set the stage for a TikTok ban
Virginia Tech

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.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Expert: National Cybersecurity Strategy Neglects Public Awareness
Released: 2-Mar-2023 4:20 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Expert: National Cybersecurity Strategy Neglects Public Awareness
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University information security expert Anton Dahbura is available to discuss the Biden administration's newly released national cybersecurity strategy.

Released: 1-Mar-2023 12:40 PM EST
Biden taps Sandia Labs’ senior leader for quantum advisory committee
Sandia National Laboratories

Deborah Frincke, associate laboratories director of national security programs at Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee.

Released: 23-Feb-2023 1:35 PM EST
Is South Africa Taking a Financial Risk by Conducting Naval Exercises with Russia?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

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.