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Nuclear challenges to global security

The federal government is losing its edge when it comes to being able to read the fingerprints of a nuclear bomb. Details from Peter Huessy, an expert in nuclear terrorism.

Tags: Federal Drive , Science and National Security Series , security , Peter Huessy

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 09:41am EDT
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Biosecurity struggles between safe and secure

Regardless of the prevention strategy pursued by the U.S., effectiveness cannot be assumed. Therefore, it is fundamentally important to national security that the U.S. bolster its capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to a bioweapons attack. Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Science and National Security , science , Institute for Homeland Security , Gigi Kwik Gronvall , Center for Biosecurity , UPMC

Monday - 06/14/2010, 09:42am EDT
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Science and National Security: the Cold War Arms Race

Author David Hoffman discusses his book on the Cold War and lessons learned from it with Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction CEO, Randall Larsen.

Tags: Federal Drive , Science and National Security , science , Institute for Homeland Security , David Hoffman , Cold War

Monday - 05/24/2010, 09:45am EDT
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Science and National Security: Nuclear Tipping Point

Nuclear Tipping Point was produced by the Nuclear Security Project to raise awareness about nuclear threats and to help build support for the urgent actions needed to reduce nuclear dangers. Joan Rohlfing, the President of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Science and National Security , science , Institute for Homeland Security , Joan Rohlfing , Nuclear Threat Initiative

Monday - 05/17/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Science and National Security: EMP basics

While an EMP doesn't last very long, the effects do. Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction CEO Randall Larsen talks with Dr. Peter Zimmerman, former chief scientist at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about electromagnetic pulse.

Tags: Federal Drive , Science and National Security , science , Institute for Homeland Security , EMP , Peter Zimmerman , Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Monday - 05/10/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Science and National Security: How to be understood

Scientists as communicators isn't as far fetched as it may sound. Dr Randy Olson explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Science and National Security , science , Institute for Homeland Security , Randy Olson

Monday - 05/03/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Science and National Security: Cleaning up after a biological attack

The process of environmental decontamination is a key step in a successful response to a large-scale attack involving a biological agent. Randall Larsen, Director, Homeland Policy Institute, explains.

Tags: Science and National Security , science , Institute for Homeland Security , bioattack , Crystal Franco , Nidhi Bouri , Center for Biosecurity UPMC

Monday - 04/26/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Science and National Security: improvised nuclear devices

Randy Larsen brings us up to speed on improvised nuclear devices with Dr. Peter Zimmerman, former chief scientist at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Tags: Science and National Security , science , Peter Zimmerman , Institute for Homeland Security

Monday - 04/19/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Analyst: TSA pick can't come soon enough

President Barack Obama said he wants a former senior Army official with a career in intelligence to lead the Transportation Security Administration. The president announced his choice, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Harding, on Monday.

Tags: TSA , mngt , Robert Harding , DHS , Institute for Homeland Security

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 09:08am EST
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TSA managers to get secret intel

Transportation Security Officers are going to receive secret intelligence feeds so they can stop terrorists before they board airplanes. How will this work and will it slow down security lines even more?

Tags: mngt , security , TSA , DHS , TSO , Institute for Homeland Security

Friday - 02/19/2010, 10:40am EST
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