The Deputy National Security Advisor is a member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States and the United States National Security Council, serving under the Presidents National Security Advisor. Among other responsibilities, the Deputy National Security Advisor often serves as Executive Secretary to the National Security Council Principals Committee, and as chairman of the National Security Council Deputies Committee. The role changes according to the organizational philosophy and staffing of each White House and there are often multiple deputies to the National Security Advisor charged with various areas of focus.[1][2] The position is currently being held by Charles Kupperman since 2019. ...
Significant weaknesses in the asset securitization practices of some banking organizations have raised concerns about the general level of understanding and controls in institutions that engage in such activities. Securitization activities present unique and sometimes complex risks that require the attention of senior management and the board of directors. The purpose of this SR letter is to underscore the importance of sound risk management practices in all aspects of asset securitization. This letter and the attached guidance, developed jointly by the federal banking agencies, should be distributed to state member banks, bank holding companies, and foreign banking organizations supervised by the Federal Reserve that engage in securitization activities. Retained interests, including interest-only strips receivable, arise when a selling institution keeps an interest in assets sold to a securitization vehicle that, in turn, issues bonds to investors. Supervisors are concerned about the methods ...
The predecessor to the National Security Council was the National Intelligence Authority (NIA) which was established by President Harry S. Trumans Executive Letter of 22 January 1946 to oversee the Central Intelligence Group, the CIAs predecessor. The NIA was composed of the Secretary of State, Secretary of War, Secretary of the Navy, and the Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief. The National Security Council was created in 1947 by the National Security Act. It was created because policymakers felt that the diplomacy of the State Department was no longer adequate to contain the USSR in light of the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States.[1] The intent was to ensure coordination and concurrence among the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and other instruments of national security policy such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), also created in the National Security Act. In 2004, the position of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was created, taking over the ...
When Edward Snowden leaked Americas extensive surveillance practices, it didnt just impact American citizens. It changed the way people all over the world thought about their data privacy and how it impacts national security. The increased focus on data privacy hasnt only affected governments either. It has shed new light onto the data collection practices of businesses. Many have called into question how businesses should handle data, with national security matters (Apples refusal to unlock an iPhone is a great example) and data breaches creating big discussions on the subject. A fine line People feel just as negatively about the collection of their personal data today as they did in 2013. However, despite the negative associations, people are becoming more willing to let their data be collected if it will protect national security. Astonishingly, only 20% of people surveyed in 2016 dont support the use of personal data to protect national security. This is a major decrease from the 42% who were
Today, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Climate Change and National Security, a historic measure in addressing the national security implications of our changing climate. The memorandum establishes a policy to consider the impacts of climate change in the development of national security-related doctrine, policies, and plans and provides practical guidance to ensure these climate risks are considered. This includes the establishment of a Federal Climate and National Security Working Group (consisting of more than 20 federal agencies and offices), which will identify priorities related to climate change and national security; facilitate the exchange of climate data and information with the intelligence community and identify gaps; recommend research guidelines concerning the federal governments ability to detect climate intervention activities; identify the most current information on regional, country, and geographic areas most vulnerable to current and projected impacts of ...
Global Health Security: Opportunities and Challenges Claire Standley & Erin Casey Biosecurity Engagement Program U.S. Department of State 5th annual AFENET Conference, Addis Ababa, November 2013 Roadmap for Discussion Claire Standley: • Historical perspective of Global Health Security • Modern GHS landscape • Examples from outside Africa Erin Casey • Linking veterinary education with epidemiology • One Health and GHS • Examples from within Africa What is Health Security? "The activities required…to minimize vulnerability to acute public health events that endanger the collective health of populations living across…international boundaries". (WHO) Focus on health problems that transcend national borders Chronic disease Human B and E Security Animal P Health Emerging disease Dual use technologies Focus on elimination or dismantlement of biological weapons infrastructure Bio terrorism BEP: Shared priorities FOCUS EFFORTS HERE BEP Partner Country SUSTAINABILITY BEP GOALS: • ...
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of Americas Counterintelligence and National Security Workers. The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.
The current swine flu outbreak takes place amidst ongoing international efforts to establish a system of global health security. While considerable progress towards this goal has been made, serious unresolved problems mean that the concept and practice of global health security is likely to face severe challenges.
Downloadable (with restrictions)! In this article, we incorporate a jump process into the original Lee-Carter model, and use it to forecast mortality rates and analyze mortality securitization. We explore alternative models with transitory versus permanent jump effects and find that modeling mortality via transitory jump effects may be more appropriate in mortality securitization. We use the Swiss Re mortality bond in 2003 as an example to show how to apply our model together with the distortion measure approach to value mortality-linked securities. Pricing the Swiss Re mortality bond is challenging because the mortality index is correlated across countries and over time. Cox, Lin, and Wang (2006) employ the normalized multivariate exponential tilting to take into account correlations across countries, but the problem of correlation over time remains unsolved. We show in this article how to account for the correlations of the mortality index over time by simulating the mortality index and changing the
Michael F. Easley Governor State of North Carolina Office of the Governor Governors Press Office State Capitol, Raleigh, NC 27603-8001 (919) 733-5612 - Toll Free 1-800-662-7005 FAX (919) 733-5166 For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Sherri Johnson Date: April xx, 2005 Phone: 919/733-5612 GOV. EASLEY ANNOUNCES NEW FACE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY AT DMV OFFERS SECURITY MEASURE FOR CHILDREN RALEIGH - Gov. Mike Easley today announced child identification cards at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offer new security measures as a result of the states face recognition technology. Images from these cards and other important identification information will be stored in the states central database to be shared with law enforcement agencies in the event of an emergency. This effort is a partnership between the DMV and the N.C. Center for Missing Persons. "Having this high-quality image on file permanently at the DMV is a powerful new tool for parents as well as law enforcement," said Easley. "Our new ...
County to consider security measures - The Pope County Quorum Court will consider Thursday a request to approve the appropriation of around $20 000 in grant funds for added security measures for the courthouse. The court s Budget Committee approve...
Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
For 30 years, Marcia Miller has flown to Toledo, Ohio, to join four generations of her family for Thanksgiving. But this year, thanks to new airport security measures, shes opting to stay home.
We live in an era of mass surveillance. Private companies monitor our comings and goings, and ad-supported cloud services record and mine our online activities. At the same time, governments have been conducting extensive surveillance in the name of national security. To a large extent, citizens and lawmakers have accepted loss of privacy in exchange for increased security. Can computing technology promote both personal privacy and national security? Panelists will explore how state-of-the-art cryptography, security, networked systems, and data-management technology might enable government agencies to acquire actionable, useful information about legitimate targets of investigation without intruding upon the electronic activity of innocent parties. They will also address the need to use laws and policies in conjunction with technology to hold government agencies accountable for proper use of private information.. ...
FY10-27. OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-John L. Crapo, CHP, has been named the new associate director for readiness in ORAUs National Security and Emergency Management Programs.. In his new role, Crapo will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and scheduling all management activities associated with ORAUs support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Responses counterterrorism, counter-proliferation and emergency management fields. He will also provide strategic insight into DOEs program goals and plans as they pertain to the emergency response mission.. "John has a strong background in radiological consequence management and regulatory compliance," said Dave Hackemeyer, vice president and director for ORAUs National Security and Emergency Management Programs. "He will do a great job, and he will ensure our support to DOE meets and exceeds expectations.". Before joining ORAU in 2007, Crapo served nearly 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a health physicist. He received a ...
When exploring medical privacy issues, its very useful to have an overview of the laws that affect control and privacy of medical information. We encourage you to read our legal overview. The government has many options for obtaining your medical records on the grounds of national security. And if your medical records are swept up in a national security investigation, you
The sensors built and flown for the Laboratorys national security mission also detect natural backgrounds and odd signals such as lightning flashes-so LANL experts were called upon to create more advanced sensors that also provided data for atmospheric sciences, space-plasma science, and astrophysics. By understanding the natural backgrounds observed by our national security payloads, we can provide information on nuclear detonations with greater certainty and reliability. Our research in gamma-ray bursts has evolved into a new astronomical paradigm of thinking telescopes of today, such as RAPTOR, which is an array of ground-based telescopes that troll the night sky looking for changes of astrophysical objects as well as objects orbiting Earth. Not only can this system decipher whether signals are noise of astrophysical origin or from an object orbiting Earth, but it can do so independently while also determining in real time which data are sufficiently important to be sent back to operators ...
While American national security policy has grown more interventionist since the Cold War, Washington has also hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties have pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the countrys military frequently yet often hesitantly, with inconsistent justification. These ventures have produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive results. This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts, a leading international politics scholar, investigates the use of American force since the end of the Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more selective and successful. Betts brings his extensive knowledge of twentieth century American diplomatic and military history to bear on the full range of theory and practice in national security, surveying the Cold War roots of recent initiatives and arguing that U.S. policy has always been more unilateral than liberal ...
News breaks this morning that the NSA has the ability to monitor 75% of the nations internet traffic at once. They can watch what 75% of Americans are doing at any one time online. Think on that for a moment.. We have already learned that they can monitor your cell phone. They can get access to your individual online browsing history via your internet service provider, and read your emails. Now we learn that they can watch over three-quarters of the nations internet traffic at the drop of a hat.. This has gone far beyond national security.. On Coffee & Markets yesterday Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said it is time for more transparency of the NSAs monitoring efforts and called for better oversight of these programs. Both of those suggestions are great first steps to reining in the NSA, but there is more that needs to be done.. "In the name of national security," has become the most overused and hollow phrase in Washington. It seems any activity can be ...
National security is one of many fields where public officials offer imprecise probability assessments when evaluating high-stakes decisions. This practice is often justified with arguments about how quantifying subjective judgments would bias analysts and decision makers toward overconfident action. We translate these arguments into testable hypotheses, and evaluate their validity through survey experiments involving national security professionals.
The battle between anti-Trump careerists within the U.S. intelligence community and the commander-in-chief is getting more serious by the day. On Wednesday, in the aftermath of the resignation of Trumps national security advisor, Michael Flynn - thought to be the first of many Trump national security team casualties to come - former NSA analyst and ...
Abt Associates international health team tackles the most critical health problems in areas such as global health security, child health, family planning and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS.
Were excited to bring you this months edition of Leading Voices, a series that features the incredible talent that makes up MSH.. Were chatting with Ashley Arabasadi, Campaign Manager of the No More Epidemics campaign and MSHs Global Health Security policy advisor. Ashley is a Pennsylvania native with a passion for global health security. Shes responsible for the strategy, planning, and execution of global health security activities here at MSH. See Ashley speak at the upcoming symposium "Pandemic Risk: A Threat to Global Health Security," November 6, University of Pennsylvanias Perry World House.. ...
Securitization of longevity risk in reverse mortgages Liang Wang School of Actuarial Studies Faculty of Business University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia John Piggott
Test your knowledge of physical security measures in this domain section of our CISSP Study Guide that offers advice and resources on improving network security and minimizing physical security threats.
What would the majority of Americans prefer: Allow wiretaps, the ability to trace financial transactions, intercept and study incoming and outgoing foreign phone calls, strict enforcement of the Patriot Act and other security measures designed to protect Americans from deadly terrorist actions, or severely weaken our countrys security policies and consequently increase the possibilities of deadly initiatives against U.S. citizens?. If nine or 10 large airliners had been blown out of the air over the Atlantic Ocean, would those opposed to most all of the Bush administrations actions - actions designed to try to safeguard citizens of this country against terrorism - have said it was unfortunate but this is the price a country and its citizens must pay if we are to preserve the civil liberties guaranteed to those living in the United States?. What is more important to people thinking along these lines: Foiling a plan that could have resulted in the death of 1,500 to 2,000 airline passengers, or ...
The EUs cyber security agency ENISA has investigated the challenges for baseline smart grids protection in Europe. This new report assists smart grid providers to improve their cyber security and resilience of their infrastructures, with a set of minimum security measures.
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced new global aviation security measures Wednesday regarding overseas airports that have direct flights to the United States.
TATP (Mother of Satan) terrorist bomb video: Lethality, Injuries, Evacuation (Security Measures) - Backpack, bucket, and suitcase bombs of triacetone
New security measures affecting the transfer of cargo through the UK have come into force following the attempted detonation of powerful terrorist bombs.
SECURITY MEASURES: A K-9 unit checks baggage at LAX, one of several U.S. airports where authorities have stepped up their screening of incoming passengers of Pakistani descent. It is an effort to uncover extremists traveling abroad on terrorism-related trips.
Mount Mercys Department of Public Safety has worked to improve safety and security measures around campus this summer. Director of Public Safety Blake Mikesell said the changes are part of efforts to continually enhance campus safety and help Mount Mercy stand out as an institution where the well-being of the entire campus community is top priority.
Bangkok Airways PCL has increased its security measures to ensure passengers highest safety. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways PCL commented,
Egypts government will announce additional security measures to protect tourists after an attack in a Red Sea resort left three injured.
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAIR Asks Muslim Community to Step Up Security Measures for End-of-Ramadan Activities After Recent Attacks.
As many foreign tourists, mostly British and Russians, are starting to fly out of Egypt, CNNs Erin McLaughlin reports on the tight security measures being taken in Sharm el-Sheikh.
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 15 -- Security measures are in place for the countrys hosting of the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders Week on November 18 to 19 in Manila.
The Mumbai port trust (MBPT) will be upgrading its security measures post the 26/11 terror attacks in the city, as well as recent accidents at the port.
Moscow, 7 September (RFE/RL) - A Russian military commander in Chechnya today said extra security measures imposed yesterday on the separatist republic were successful. Yesterday was the ninth anni...
Three Palestinian youth were killed during demonstrations in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, as clashes erupted across the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in protest against new security measures installed by Israeli authorities at the al-Aqsa mosque after a deadly shooting earlier this week.
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Interested in Iris recognition systems? Featured here are the latest products, news AND case studies on Iris recognition systems. SourceSecurity.com, the complete security AND surveillance industry guide provides extensive coverage of Iris recognition systems.
Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), today announced that the Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher has been named as an independent governor on the LLNS and LANS Boards of Governors.. The LLCs manage Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., and Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, respectively, for the U.S. Department of Energy. The appointments take effect Sept. 17.. Tauscher has also been appointed as a member of the LANS/LLNS Boards Mission Committee. The Mission Committee serves in an advisory role to review current and future national security issues and laboratory initiatives, capabilities and strategic plans to address these issues.. "We are very pleased to welcome Ellen Tauscher to the Boards of Governors of LANS and LLNS," Pattiz said. "Ms. Tauscher has a distinguished record as a seven-term member of Congress with expertise in national security matters, a former Under Secretary ...
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa educators and the American Heart Association say poor childhood health - including obesity rates - has reached a critical level thats impacting far more than just the individuals whose health is at risk. Brian Rhoads, a physical education curriculum leader with West Des Moines Community Schools, says its becoming a national security issue. "Were not having students leave our school systems in a position where they can join the military because theyre not physically healthy to do that," he laments. " ...
Sonja Kittelsens research interests cut across the fields of global health and security studies. Her current research focuses on the role of non-state actors in shaping global health security debates and practices. Her Scientia Fellows postdoctoral research focuses specifically on the role of international non-governmental organisations in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and in health security capacity-building in Liberia.. Kittelsens PhD thesis, The EU and the Securitization of Pandemic Influenza, focused on the evolving role of the EU as a manager of cross-border health threats. Her PhD was funded under the European Research Council project, Transformations of Global Health Governance: Competing Views and Crises, co-led by the Centre for Health and International Relations at Aberystwyth University, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. At the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Kittelsen currently works as a researcher for the Independent Panel on ...
Jul 12, 2016. H.R. 5421 (114th). To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to apply the exemption from State regulation of securities offerings to securities listed on a national security exchange that has listing standards that have been approved by the Commission. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
By Yong-Bee Lim Synthetic Biology and National Security Policy: Balancing Risk and Innovation to Address the Dual-use Dilemma Mankinds knowledge of technology, and the building blocks of life, has rushed forward in leaps and bounds over the past 50 years. Using various techniques and databases stored with genome data, analyses are now available to health…
Since 2010 the National Security Council (NSC) has won plaudits for improving the clarity and regularity of national-security co-ordination. It has also been criticised for strategic shortcomings and a lack of capacity to drive forward the implementation of its decisions across government. Joe Devanny appraises the NSCs performance and future prospects, although without access to NSC proceedings it is difficult to infer the quality of its decisions or the coherence of its policies from the ambiguous evidence of apparent policy
A] first draft of a side deal document shown to the Associated Press had several peculiarities suggesting that it was not drafted by the IAEA or Iran.. Because the AP says two officials assured that the draft is genuine and almost identical to the final version, I believe the peculiarities indicate that the document was written by a third party who is a foreign policy amateur, possibly an aide to Kerry or someone in the Obama National Security Council.. This makes sense because the side deals are almost certainly a U.S. initiative to quietly drop the PMD issue by separating it from the nuclear agreement and placing it in a secret IAEA-Iran agreement that the American people and Congress cannot see.. As such, the side deals violate the requirements of the Corker-Cardin bill (the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act), which requires that the administration provide to Congress all documents associated with the Iran nuclear agreement - including all side agreements.. The secret side deals amount to ...
Steven Bucci, Senior Research Fellow for Defense and Homeland Security at The Heritage Foundation, speaks about the ethics of surveillance during the Fourth Annual Workshop on Intelligence and National Security at Christopher Newport University on Tuesday.
CNSSP No. 22 January 2012 Policy on Information Assurance Risk Management for National Security Systems THIS DOCUMENT PRESCRIBES MINIMUM STANDARDS YOUR DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY MAY REQUIRE FURTHER IMPLEMENTATION
Global Health is Americas Health and National Security. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. Paul Rogers Global Health Ambassador Research!America. Infectious diseases know no borders. The flat, hot and crowded world. Jet travel removes the temporal and geographic barriers Slideshow 5109314 by...
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In this information age, national security analysts often find themselves searching for a needle in a haystack. The available data is growing much faster…
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Join Passcode and the Atlantic Council for a conversation with the Hon. John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Armys request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Armys recommendation to keep the Army private in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment, a defense official said Thursday. Defense officials have
Read chapter 4 Sources of ELSI Insight: Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security is a study on the ethical, legal, and societal i...
Military leaders, Stanford scholars and government officials contribute to a congressional report on how the humanities factor into international relations and national security.
General Keith B. Alexander Director Of The National Security Agency And Cybersecurity. When you think about NSA, here is what I think about, these are the best, most noble people in the world from my perspective. they come in everyday thinking about how they can protect this country. Keith B. Alexander Complete Full Transcript.
We must help break the link between spiraling population growth and poverty. ...Where they have been tried, family planning programs have largely worked. ...Many pro-life advocates ...contend that to condone abortion even implicitly is morally unconscionable. Their view is morally shortsighted. ...if we provide funds for birth control ...we will prevent the conception of millions of babies who would be doomed to the devastation of poverty in the underdeveloped world.. Richard M. Nixon. Seize the Moment. (Simon & Schuster, 1992). President Nixon has recently reasserted his belief that overpopulation gravely threatens world peace and stability. He ranks assistance in population growth as the most important effort the United States can undertake to promote peace and stability. During his presidency he authorized the study that came to be known as NSSM 200 National Security Study Memorandum 200. In order to effectively examine the content and fate of NSSM 200, we need to backtrack a bit to the ...
High reliability electronics engineering is one of the key driving forces for economic recovery. This book offers a focused study of the history and uses of high reliability solid state electronics, military standards, and space systems that support national security and defense. Unique in combining the interdependent evolution of and inter-relationships among military standards, solid state electronics, and very high-reliability space systems, it offers essential knowledge for those in the fields of aerospace, engineering, instrumentation, measurement, testing, and quality control ...
Elite & Special Forces Main Page Indian Elite & Special Forces Main Page This article is organised as follows: Part 01: Introduction to Indian National Security Guard Part 02: Hierarchy of NSG Part 03: Organisation of NSG Part 04: Recruitment, Selection and Training of NSG Part 05: Miscellaneous. 1.0 Introduction
Congressional intelligence committee leaders turned up the heat on the White House over alleged national security leaks on Thursday, with the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee suggesting she might be willing to join Republican demands for an investigation by a special counsel.
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President Donald Trump on Monday will release his first National Security Strategy, a congressionally mandated document designed.
President Donald Trump named US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor on Monday, taking over the post left vacant after Michael Flynns resignation.. ...
Thumbing his nose at the many Republicans who have bashed her in recent months, President Obama named Susan Rice to be his new National Security Adviser today.
The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Medical Data Security concentration) program will provide you with specialized knowledge of cybersecurity in health care settings. This MS in Cybersecurity program is aligned with the academic requirements for Cybersecurity set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of National Security (DHS).. Earning this concentration will enable you to identify issues and implement security measures for organizations that handle confidential digital medical data. Completing this program will prepare you to assume positions such as health care information security officer, cybersecurity manager, and director of security.. Designed for working adults, this online masters program will enable you to earn your degree while keeping up with your job and family commitments. A leader in adult education since 1971, Excelsior College offers:. ...
Farhad Jalinous is a partner in our Global International Trade and Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practices, and is the Global Head of the Firms National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice. His experience includes negotiating some of the most complex and sensitive national security agreements approved by the US government. Farhad has represented top Fortune 500 companies in their investments in US companies involving national security issues.
According to the bill, half of the surplus budget will be spent for expanding the countrys missile activities and the rest will be allocated to the Quds Force to increase its efforts in the fight against terrorist groups, Kazzem Jalali, a senior MP and also head of the Iranian Parliaments Research Center, said.. He added that the bill also requires the defense ministry to prepare an operational plan to increase the countrys defense and deterrence power in the missile sector and present it to the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in less than one month.. In relevant remarks earlier this week, Chairman of the Iranian Parliaments National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi underlined that a bill to confront US adventurous and terrorist acts in the region is being prepared by the lawmakers.. "This bill is finalized in Parliaments National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, setting some obligations for the government to implement," Boroujerdi said.. The senior ...
June 5, 2017. JOHN IVISON. MPs stood in solidarity with one another, and with the British people, after another terrorist outrage in London.. Yet, even as Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer were united in their condolences in the House of Commons, clear differences in the way Liberals and Conservatives would protect Canadians were on show in a nearby Senate committee room, where Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale was defending the governments national security legislation.. Goodale was speaking about Bill C-22, which will create a parliamentary committee to oversee Canadas national security operations. The bill has already made its way through the House but could yet face opposition in the Senate.. However, as Goodale made clear, the new committee is not the only measure the Liberals plan to introduce to amend "problematic elements" of the Conservatives Anti-Terrorism Act, the former Bill C-51.. The Trudeau government undertook months of national security consultations, receiving 58,000 ...
Working with partners in Ethiopia, Ohio State is finding ways to prevent and control priority zoonotic diseases (currently Rabies and Brucella) and prvent antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia. Through the Ohio State-Eastern Africa Global One Health Security project, Ohio State along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and partner institutions in Eastern Africa, are working together to help the Ethiopian government establish and expand systems, policies and practices for prevention, detection and build capacity.. Zoonotic diseases present a significant threat to the health and livelihood of Ethiopians. The human suffering and loss of life due to these diseases is devastating; the impact on livestock compounds the problem through decreased productivity and mortality, which further compromise food safety and security. Ohio States strategy to prevent zoonotic diseases includes:. ...
Following an FOI request instigated by yours truly, it has emerged that GCHQ are keeping tabs on FOI requestors. Even those requestors who have asked public authorities for a copy of GCHQs widely distributed, declassified, IT security documentation.... The circumstances of my request illustrates why the FOIA exemption (Section 23) pertaining "national security" is ridiculously wide, and raises questions as to what "national security" now means.. The information that was the object of my desires is sexily entitled: "HMG IA Standard No.6: Protecting Personal Data and Managing Information Risk". Each page is headed with the capital letters "NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED" (which shows that there are no national security considerations with the content) and a footer which states "This information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and may be exempt under other UK information legislation". This is followed by "Refer any FOIA queries to GCHQ..." (contact details provided).. How do I ...
National Security Emergencies In addition to the natural and technological hazards described in this publication, people all over the world face threats posed by hostile governments or extremist groups. These threats to national security include acts of terrorism and acts of war. The following is general information about national security emergencies. Terrorism Terrorism is the…
Legislation: S. 1130, Ending Secret Law Act - Issues Lobbied: Privacy, Free speech, National Security, Civil Liberties, Protections for National Security Whistleblowers; 78 FR 37529, Comments on Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collections (CRDC) - Issues Lobbied: Racial Justice; Corporal Punishment; School Discipline; LGBT; Womens Rights; Disability Rights;E.O. 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity - Issues Lobbied: Surveillance, national security, free speech, privacy; H.R. 1077, Consumer Mortgage Choice Act - Issues Lobbied: Fair Housing; H.R. 1262, A bill to amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 - Issues Lobbied: Privacy; Domestic Drones; H.R. 127, To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment - Issues Lobbied: First Amendment; H.R. 1312, Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act - Issues Lobbied: Privacy; Location Tracking; H.R. 1318, Youth Promise Act of 2013 - Issues Lobbied: ...
Following the high-profile laboratory incidents involving select agents and toxins that occurred at federally regulated laboratories, the National Science and Technology Council established a Fast Track Action Committee on the Select Agent Regulations(FTAC-SAR) under the Subcommittee on Biological Defense Research and Development of its Committee on Homeland and National Security. The FTAC and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy convened two listening sessions and published a Request for Public Comment in the Federal Register to engage input into how the Select Agent Regulations (SAR) have impacted science, technology, and national security in the United States. Based on this input, the FTAC published the Fast Track Action Committee Report that offered recommendations for FSAP program improvement.. Recommendation #6 (Inventory Control Requirements) The FTAC recommends retaining requirements to maintain inventories of samples containing biological select agents and toxins, ...
The following paragraphs identify selected high priority cross- sector efforts and responsibilities to implement plans supporting major United States apace policy objectives: Space Transportation Guidelines. The United States national space transportation capability will be based on a mix of vehicles, consisting of the Space Transportation System (STS), unmanned launch vehicles (ULVs), and inspace transportation systems. The elements of this mix will be defined to support the mission needs of national security and civil government sectors of United States space activities in the most cost-effective manner. As determined by specific mission requirements, national security space sector will use the STS and ULVs. In coordination with NASA, the DOD will assure the Shuttles utility to national defense and will integrate missions into the Shuttle system. Launch priority will be provided for national security missions as implemented by NASADOD agreements. Launches necessary to preserve and protect ...
Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is a U.S. diplomat, Brookings Institution fellow, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and National Security Advisor. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clintons second term. Rice was confirmed as UN ambassador of the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009. Rices name was mentioned as a possible replacement for retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2013 after President Barack Obamas November 2012 re-election,[1][2] but on December 13, following ongoing controversy related to the 2012 Benghazi attack on the U.S consulate, she announced that she was withdrawing her name from consideration saying that if nominated, "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly".[3] Rice succeeded Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor on July 1, 2013. ...
Over the last few years, the term partnership has spread like wildfire through official U.S. national security guidance documents and rhetoric. At the Department of Defense (DOD), which spearheaded the proliferation of the term, partnership has been used to refer to a broad array of civilian as well as military activities in support of national security.1 At other U.S. government agencies, and at the White House, the use of the term partnership has been echoed and applied even more broadly-not only in the national security arena, but also to all facets of U.S. relationships with foreign partners. Partnership is not new in either theory or practice. A lack of sufficient strategic direction regarding the use of the term could raise a series of potential concerns for Congress ...
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which created the National Security Education Board, the National.... ...
Unfortunately, FISMA has become a compliance exercise," said Shannon Kellogg, director of information security policy for EMC Corp. As a result, he said, "even if an agency receives a good grade, it does not mean that that agency has significantly reduced risks to information security or reduced the number of serious cyber incidents ...
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Xperi computational imaging and facial analytics subsidiary FotoNation has announced the launch of iris recognition solution IrisXR for AR, VR, and MR applications. IrisXR provides security and personalization with state-of-the-art anti-spoofing and FotoNations MIRLIN iris recognition technology, according to the announcement. Head-mounted wearables pose potential challenges including close proximity, large occlusions, and wide eye-gaze angles, all of which the company says IrisXR addresses. It also has a false acceptance rate of only 1 in 10 million, yet uses little memory ...
At the State Departments "Our Ocean" conference this week, environmentalists need to engage with the security community.
Iris Recognition is one of the most specific identity recognition processs in the world today, as the iris has characteristics that are as unique as a result of the individual characteristics that arise in the development of anatomical structures during embryonic development. For more information on our studies of Iris Recognition within the Vision Lab, click here.
Of the civilians who wanted to be soldiers, 75% couldnt qualify. There are a multitude of reasons for this unfortunate statistic. Only 6 out of 50 states mandate physical education in every grade of K-12. Children now spend an average of more than 7 ? hours a day in front of a screen. Only 1/3 of American children are physically active every day. Less than 5% of American adults engage in 30 minutes of exercise each day; only 1/3 of Americans attain the recommended amount of exercise each week. Nearly two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Currently, 15,000 potential annual recruits fail their physicals and an additional 27% are turned away due to obesity ...
Investing in global health is an effective way to achieve greater security and stability, to protect communities worldwide from infectious disease and to halt emerging health threats.
Some travelers have questioned the effectiveness of new Transportation Security Agency regulations.. In an attempt to make air travel safer the Transportation Security Administration increased security regulations,as the war on terror and threats from extremist groups such as ISIS continue. TSA officers previously had five options for pat-downs, with varying levels of physical invasiveness, according to Bloomberg news. Those options have now been removed, and replaced by a single procedure - a more physically invasive pat-down option.. A TSA spokesperson described the new pat-down procedure as a more comprehensive physical screening, according to Bloomberg.. David Vila, professor of religion and philosophy at John Brown University, said that he does not believe the added regulations will make air travel safer.. "Theres no real benefit from it, other than just the security we feel, and feeling like were doing something in a situation where we really have very little control. Its about us ...
3 The laboratory results must be as accurate as possible, all aspects of the laboratory operations must be reliable, and reporting must be timely in order to be useful in a clinical or public health setting. Laboratory quality can be defined as accuracy, reliability and timeliness of reported test results.. 4 The list of 10 core tests in each country includes six testing methods selected according to the IHR immediately notifiable list and the WHO Top Ten Causes of Death in low-income countries: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Influenza virus; virus culture for poliovirus; serology for HIV; microscopy for mycobacterium tuberculosis; rapid diagnostic testing for plasmodium spp.; and bacterial culture for Salmonella enteritidis serotype Typhi. These six methods are critical to the detection of epidemic-prone and emerging diseases, and competency in these methods is indicated by the successful testing for the specific pathogens listed. The remaining four tests should be selected by the ...
click image to enlarge. We also have a variety of programs that we work around the world with, and again that basic concept of finding, stopping, and preventing is how you can think about our different programs. We have programs in Influenza, so we can track how strains spread around the world, and what s the best choice for our vaccine here in the US. We have programs in immunization, where we work very closely with the World Health Organization. Measles immunization over the past decade has saved more than 10 million lives and is responsible in and of itself for more than a quarter of all of the increase -- or for all of the decrease in infant mortality or the increase in child survival. Immunization programs are best buys in this country and globally and critically important.. We also work on malaria control with the President s Malaria Initiative, and we embed staff into ministries of health where that program is operational. Not dissimilar to what we do in this country where we embed our ...
A recent WHO review of the PIP Framework offered an opportunity to close major gaps but also revealed the texts rigidity in adapting to rapid scientific progress (10). GSD fundamentally change the paradigm within which the PIP Framework operates, potentially rendering the framework less effective.. In the short run, it would be best simply to interpret the framework to include GSD as biological materials. Keeping GSD under the umbrella of a global agreement would facilitate tracking sequencing data, while holding users accountable-facilitating socially productive research, while limiting harmful use. A tracking system need not be burdensome or restrict the free flow of scientific information. A simple registration system that monitors who has downloaded GSD would help ensure that recipients abide by global research norms and could be incorporated into existing databases such as the GISAID platform. Moreover, allowing free exchange of GSD without enforcing the obligations owed to the donating ...
HERNANDEZ AGUILAR, José Alberto; BURLAK, Gennadiy y LARA, Bruno. Design and Implementation of an Advanced Security Remote Assessment System for Universities Using Data Mining. Comp. y Sist. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.4, pp.463-473. ISSN 1405-5546.. We develop the detailed application of the computer technology on testing the students level of knowledge. We implemented a Java original code, client-server technology based on the natural process of evaluation where the college students (clients) are tested for an examiner (server). Later, we discuss the security measures implemented by leading suppliers of e-learning tools, and we distinguish an important opportunity area on the use of advanced security measures that we used to differentiate our tool. Then, we present a data mining methodology to analyze activities of students in online assessments to detect any suspicious behavior (cheating), and show the results of applying it on a real class. Finally, we propose an affordable biometric ...
The invention relates to financial products that provide a return that is a function of future sales/revenues, preferably gross sales/revenue, over a specified period of time. One embodiment of a method for creating such a financial product includes providing standard forms to an issuer and underwriter and standard terms to an issuer and investors. The terms to the issuer include providing capital to the issuer in exchange for a return that is a function of future sales over a specified period of time. The process further includes creating instruments representing investment in the financial product. The process creates the instruments in sufficient numbers and in appropriate denominations to facilitate trading in the financial product.
ASK foreign visitors whats the firstthing that catches their attention when theyget to San José and theyll likely mentionthe security or the perceived insecurity.Costa Ricans appear to be obsessed withsecurity.Go to a typical residential neighborhoodand youll likely see bars on all thewindows, maybe even a barbwire fencearound the yard. Go to a fancy neighborhoodand you probably wont be able tosee the houses - theyre surrounded bythick concrete walls.Go to certain fast-food restaurants indowntown San José and youll see securityguards holding an imposing-looking shotgunaimed at deterring criminals fromstealing the hamburgers. Security guardswith shotguns are also stationed outsideprivate universities and many commercialestablishments.There may be reason for all these measures.Turn on the evening news and thefirst 20 minutes will recount all the latestviolent crimes that have taken place.No one seems to agree on the cause ofthis crime epidemic. Some people blamepoverty and the high cost of ...
Georgetown hosts Ebola and Beyond: Global Epidemics in our One Health World 2015 on March 25. This morning symposium examines the long-term impact of Ebola on global health planning and security. Panels will explore animal-human disease transmission and the global health security agenda. Dr. Elizabeth Cameron, National Security Council staff (invited) will deliver the keynote address. The World Bank Groups Dr. Priya Basu will discuss the creation of a Pandemic Emergency Facility.
The Bioterrorism Response Act also directs the HHS Secretary to promulgate regulations to establish and enforce safety and security procedures for the possession and use of select agents and toxins, including measures to ensure proper training and appropriate skills to handle such select agents and toxins. See generally, 42 C.F.R. Part 73. The U.S. Department of Agriculture select agents and toxins regulations are found at 7 C.F.R. Part 331 and 9 C.F.R. Part 121. Pursuant to subtitle B of title II of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act), the USDA Secretary has established a list of biological agents and toxins which have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal and plant health, or to animal or plant products (See 7 USC § 8041). This list is found in section 3 (PPQ select agents and toxins) of Part 331 and in section 3 (VS select agents and toxins) and section 4 (Overlap select agents and toxins) ...
Consumers are not taking basic steps for securing their mobile devices, but show an interest in more convenient security methods like biometrics, a new PayPal study found.