Author: Sally Chapman

White House releases report from Review Group on Intelligence Reform

Responding to several allegations of unauthorized spying by the nation’s intelligence agencies, the newly formed Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies was tasked with reviewing the collection methods of the nation’s spy agencies.  As a result, the Review Group submitted a list of 46 recommendations  which according to a...

Ted Kaczynski aka “Unabomber” was captured this day 17 years ago

On April 3rd 1996, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ended the 17 year reign of terror by Unabomber terrorist, Ted Kaczynski. Over a sixteen year period, Mr. Kaczynski developed and delivered sophisticated bombs that he mailed to various people in the country. His work killed three people and injured twenty...

New London Texas Gas Explosion of 1937

In 1937 the rural New London Texas school district was considered one of the wealthiest independent school districts in the United States. However, the wealth and the beautiful and modern school building could not withstand a gas explosion that occurred on this day in 1937. An undetected gas leak in...

Disaster Medicine & Physician Preparedness: Southern Medical Journal

Southern Medical Journal: Disaster Medicine & Physician Preparedness (January 2013) Southern Medical Journal is currently offering free access to its latest issue that covers the topics of disaster medicine and physician preparedness. The journal features 24 articles, including two editorials, six articles on physician preparedness, ten articles on healthcare system...

Climate Change Report from Federal Advisory Committee

Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee has released a report about the impact of climate change on Americans, both currently and in the future. This report “collects, integrates, and assesses observations and research from around the country, helping to show what...

FCC Report on June 2012 Derecho’s Impact on Communications

Impact of the June 2012 Derecho on Communications Networks and Services: ‘Report and Recommendations’ The Federal Communications Commission has released a report about the June 2012 derecho and its impact on communications networks. It discusses issues with wireline networks, public safety answering points (PSAPs), and wireless networks. Among the most...

Special Report on Benghazi from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Flashing Red: A Special Report On The Terrorist Attack At Benghazi Senators Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) have authored a report about the Benghazi terrorist attack of September 11, 2012. This report is the latest in a series of...

White House Unveils National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding

National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding The White House has released President Obama’s National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. This plan “aims to strike the proper balance between sharing information with those who need it to keep our country safe and safeguarding it from those who would do...

Analysis of Internet Outages During Hurricane Sandy

A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy The University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute has released a report about Internet outages during Hurricane Sandy. The report finds that that network outages in the United States doubled after the Sandy’s landfall and subsequently took around four days to...

Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism

Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism, 2012 Trust for America’s Health has released its tenth annual report about public health preparedness. Its goal is to inform policymakers and the public about how ready our nation is for the next public health emergency. The report accomplishes...