NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Anthrax Vaccine Possible

An exotic anthrax vaccine administered in just a couple of doses through the nose could provide better protection than the standard vaccine, according to a report in Newscientist.com.

Online Security and Preparedness Forum for Virginian Colleges

While we await the Virginia Tech Review Panel's report on the Virginia Tech massacre due sometime this August, a new online forum has been created to allow Virginia colleges and universities to discuss campus security and preparedness issues.

The online forum's creator, the Virginia Higher Education Preparedness Consortium, says it "will improve campus security in Virginia by giving these institutions a central information source.”

Only college and university users will have permission to access the forum.

To access the Web site, go here.

DHS Vacancies Hurt National Preparedness

The House Homeland Security Committee released a report today detailing "critical leadership vacancies" at the Department of Homeland Security due to the department's seeming "overpolitization" of top posts.

Does the U.S. Need a Unified Security Budget?

Does the U.S. Need a Unified Security Budget? On Boston Globe's op-ed page yesterday, two security experts - Lawrence Korb from the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense and Miriam Pemberton of Foreign Policy in Focus - argued the United States needs a unified security budget.

Testing Robotic Help for Rescue Workers

In the not too distant future, instead of a dashing firefighter saving you from a blaze single-handedly, you may also have to thank the kin of C-3PO.
 




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