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Science and National Security: Securing the cloud

We're starting a new weekly segment today called Science and National Security. Each week, Institute for Homeland Security Director Randy Larsen will bring us an interview with someone in the national security arena. In today's edition, he speaks with Dr. Michael Nelson, a visiting professor at Georgetown and former director of technology for the Federal Communications Commission, on the future and security of cloud computing.

Tags: security , cloud computing , DHS , FCC ,

Monday - 04/12/2010, 09:42am EDT
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How to plan for improvised nuclear devices

You've probably heard about improvised explosive devices, but what about an improvised nuclear device? What's the best way to save lives if one exploded in the U.S.? More from Weapons of Mass Destruction Center CEO Randy Larsen and Dr. Tom Inglesby, Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Tags: Federal Drive , Randy Larsen , Tom Inglesby , Center for Biosecurity , University of Pittsburgh Medical Center , improvised nuclear device , security , technology

Monday - 07/26/2010, 09:40am EDT
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How secure is the smallpox virus?

Smallpox was eradicated decades ago, but does it still pose a threat? Weapons of Mass Destruction Center CEO Randy Larsen spoke with Dr. D. A. Henderson for our Science and National Security Series.

Tags: Randy Larsen , Dr. D. A. Henderson , smallpox , terrorists , eradication

Monday - 07/12/2010, 09:37am EDT
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Bioterror countermeasures should be local

Bioterror medical countermeasures should be local, not federal, says Brooke Courtney with the Center for Biosecurity

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , security , Randy Larsen , Institute for Homeland Security , Brooke Courtney , Center for Biosecurity , University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Monday - 06/21/2010, 09:40am 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 , Randall Larsen , 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: YouTube Wars

In this radically new information environment, the enemy no longer depends on traditional media. This is the "YouTube War." Details from Dr. Cori Dauber, a professor of Communication Studies.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , security , You Tube , Cori Dauber , Randy Larsen , Institute for Homeland Security

Monday - 06/07/2010, 09:40am 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 , Randall Larsen , 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 , Randall Larsen , 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 , Randall Larsen , 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 , Randall Larsen , Institute for Homeland Security , Randy Olson

Monday - 05/03/2010, 09:40am EDT
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