Tag: technology

Featured article: Searching for a Win-Win-Win: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa by Johnny J. Wandasan, Karie Hawk and Michael J. Cheatham On March 9, 2017, venture magnate Elon Musk sent shockwaves through the energy production world. With a simple tweet, Musk accepted an unprecedented challenge from fellow billionaire Michael Cannon-Brookes in response to rolling […]

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Featured article: Fostering Interagency Collaboration for Upstream Counterproliferation by Matthew D. Rautio The proliferation of emerging and disruptive technologies, such as additive manufacturing and gene editing, is changing the way we think about national security. Such trends in science and technology inevitably increase the likelihood of hostile nations or non-state actors acquiring weapons of mass destruction […]

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In a recent Homeland Security Today article, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official stated that DHS is in need of reauthorizing legislation that will reaffirm and update the department’s organizations and functions. Daniel M. Gerstein, who was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate from 2011 to 2014, also said that […]

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A report published this month by MITRE suggests the Trump administration can successfully meet its technological innovation goals through better information sharing and interagency cooperation. The paper is part of a collection aimed at helping Presidential candidates and their transition teams during the Transition. The new report reviews how important developments in science and technology (S&T), […]

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On April 13, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) to develop new technology solutions to advance homeland security. DHS and NASA’s endeavor seeks innovation through publicly crowdsourced prize competitions.  “We’re creating opportunities for everyone from companies to college […]

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On March 2, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The RSA Conference was part of Secretary Carter’s West Coast trip to discuss technology and cybersecurity with the nation’s top innovative industries. At the conference, Carter engaged in a “fireside chat” with moderator Ted Schlein, a partner at Silicon Valley’s venture-capital […]

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In late March, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center was restructured to better serve the Nuclear Enterprise. The center has added two new directorates, including the Nuclear Technology and Interagency Directorate…

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The RAND Corporation recently completed research into Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration use of DoD-funded intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies along the U.S. southern border…

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In February, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced several new partnerships aimed at supporting scientists in developing countries, combating crime and violence, and improving response to humanitarian challenges…

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