Tagged: technology

Terror Gone Viral :Overview of the 75 ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West

Since 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has plotted 75 attacks against the West.  Whether simply inspired by ISIS ideology and carried out by lone actors or centrally organized and directed ISIS leadership, plots have grown increasingly frequent and more violent.  In “Terror Gone Viral”, the House...

ICIT Chastises OPM’s Lack of Modern Cybersecurity in an Official Analysis

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) describes itself as a “nonprofit (status pending), non-partisan group of the world’s most innovative experts and companies that provide technologies and solutions to support and protect our nation’s critical infrastructures.” ICIT serves as a go-between for the private sector, federal agencies, and the...

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...

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...

Cyber Attacks Take Flight

As technology becomes more prevalent and convoluted in American society, responses by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must adapt to the ever-changing threat of cyber attacks.  In the wake of the Sony breach by North Korea and the Islamic State (IS) hack of the Centcom twitter feed, awareness of...

Risky Business: 2015’s Greatest Global Risks

The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks 2015: Tenth Edition. The report predicts the likelihood and impact of potential challenges based on the current global landscape and past global issues. These risks are divided into the following categories: Economic, Environmental, Geopolitical, Societal, and Technological. As a result of...

Southern Border Security: Blueprint for Operational Control

Today in Texas, U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul will release his new “Blueprint for Southern Border Security.” As posted by Dane Schiller of “Chron” (Houston Chronicle) today, McCaul will visit Houston and Austin to unveil the new plan. What Chairman McCaul brings to this iteration of...

FEMA’s New Strategic Plan Will Develop Resiliency in the Face of Emergency

Planning for infrastructure emergencies and quarterbacking recovery efforts after natural disasters are two mainstays of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This summer, the Agency released its newest Strategic Plan for 2014-2018, which outlines the goals for the organization in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security...