An exact location has not been revealed, but officials say it would be similar to this one that used to be on Interstate 91 in Hartford. Agents use the check points to search for illegal immigrants, drugs smugglers and terrorists.
Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, is blasting the idea, saying the checkpoints are useless and an inconvenience to Vermonters.
The first high school dedicated to preparing students for the front lines in the Nation's homeland security has gone from theory to planning in Wilmington.The Project Manager for the Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security, New Castle Attorney Thomas Little, signed a contract with Innovative Schools, a professional firm which will coordinate the mechanics of preparing the school for its eventual opening.The process to find and fund a site for as many as six-hundred young men and women in Wilmington's inner city is underway.Curriculum choices for students, who are to be called Cadets, range from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) through prison guard, water rescue, paramedic, fireman, professional demolition and emergency response operator, according to a Board statement.
"What is happening every day is quite devastating, even though it doesn’t have a kinetic impact and there are no body bags," Clark told Foreign Policy. "What's happening every day is that all of our information is being stolen. So, we pay billions of dollars for research and development, both in the government and the private sector, for engineering, for pharmaceuticals, for bioengineering, genetic stuff—all sorts of proprietary, valuable information that is the result of spending a lot of money on R&D—and all that information gets stolen for one one-thousandth of the cost that it took to develop it."
Clark blames most of the damage on attacks by the Chinese government, but he's also concerned about the potential of non-governmental actors—mainly terrorists and organized crime—to wage cyber-warfare on a level that matches or exceeds that of governments like the US and China.
In response to these threats, the US Air Force will soon launch its Air Force Cyber Command (AFCYBER), yet another explicit recognition that the US now sees our national and international communications infrastructure as a theater of war, and that the country is serious about developing the capacity to mount a credible offense in it. An Air Force general told ZDNET UK that this offense will include denial of service attacks, data loss and manipulation, and disruption of system integrity, among other capabilities.
Providing rapid results to ensure effective protection response is a primary goal of next-generation biodefense testing systems.
The government, military, and private sectors in the United States have invested significantly into developing and implementing biowarfare-monitoring systems (e.g., the Laboratory Response Network and BioWatch). But such systems have come at the expense of lax food and environmental safety monitoring. The public has certainly been affected by the frequency and severity of the daily impact of food- and waterborne pathogens
The drill called for an explosion at the cruise ship docks.