Author: Daniel Seduski

Shake it Up Baby! California’s Annual Earthquake Drills

Tomorrow (October 15, 2015) public and private organizations across the globe will participate in the annual Great ShakeOut sponsored by the Southern California Earthquake Center. Currently, over 40 million participants are registered. The majority of registered participants are K-12 schools and colleges/universities, accounting for over 30 million of the drill’s...

FBI Releases 2014 U.S. Crime Data

Each year the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publishes the annual arrest statistics from the year prior. Today the FBI released its Uniform Crime Reports: 2014: Crime in the United States. This vast dataset is displayed in three categories: Offenses Known to Law...

The Current Islamist Threat in the United States

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security recently released their Terror Threat Snapshot for September 2015. This monthly newsletter is one of the avenues the Committee uses to inform the American public of the terrorist threat across the nation. Each Snapshot contains a variety of pertinent information, such...

Protecting U.S. Interests in the Cyber Realm

It is difficult to keep track of the rate at which our environment is becoming interconnected. For example, modern car tires can now relay air-pressure to dashboard displays or smartphones via bluetooth technology. Innovation at such a rapid rate can drastically increase efficiency, but likewise it can also expose vulnerabilities....

H2Tools: Safety Precautions for Hydrogen Technologies

In light of ever-increasing demand for renewable energy sources, hydrogen – the most abundant element on the planet – offers a compelling alternative to fossil fuels. In addition to its many industrial applications, nine major auto makers are currently developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Each fuel cell lasts 5,000...

Tensions and Temperatures are Rising: How the DOD is Anticipating Climate Change

Preparation for the potential implications of climate change can be seen across most sectors throughout the U.S. Stakeholders in government, energy, and transportation among others are analyzing how their operations will be affected by not only changing climate patterns, but also by corresponding legislation that could be passed to stifle...

Adapting Naval Strategies to Match 21st Century Developments

As the U.S. has concluded its large-scale military involvement in Afghanistan, Congress has deemed it appropriate to decrease the percentage of the American budget devoted to defense. This has caused the armed services to analyze which aspects of their operational functionality require what amount of funding. One of the results...

Joint Chiefs’ Military Strategy 2015: Protecting U.S. Interests Across the Globe

The U.S. military remains the world’s strongest fighting force; its proficiency in armed warfare is what gives America its superpower status. However, the military’s ability to leverage its dexterity and engage in a variety of non-combat missions plays a substantial role in advancing the nation’s international interests. The Joint Chiefs...

Breaking Down the Global Progression of Drones

Research and technology in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) is developing at a rapid rate. Military UAVs used for surveillance and aerial assault missions are the most commonly referenced drones in mainstream discourse, however, this technology is quickly diffusing to private sector applications. Privately owned drones...