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- The Homeland Security Department seeks to foster new product development by drafting operational requirements. Read examples of these requirements online and find out about DHS’s commercialization efforts.

From Research to Reality

- The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate funds traditional research and innovation as well as research into technologies ready for transition and commercialization. Its multipronged approach appears to be paying off.

How Do We View Risks?

- A study on perception finds that people are most often swayed by recent information regardless of the relevance of the data.

Revised VT Report Exposes New Details of Shooting

- A newly revised version of Virginia's official report on the Virginia Tech massacre provides new details on how police and university officials responded to the initial discovery of the first two shooting victims, reports The New York Times.

Access Control System

- What are end users looking for in an access control system? A white paper from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has the answers.


- Is there a link between the study of engineering and radical followers of jihad? Listen to a sociologist discuss how personal cognitive factors, such as wanting a black and white world, may indicate a connection between the two.

How Effectively Are Funds Being Spent in Afghanistan?

- A U.S. researcher argues against the conventional wisdom that development aid leads to security during counterinsurgency campaigns.


- Bullying among children is on the decline throughout Europe and North America, according to a study of data collected over more than a decade. The findings are reported in an article in the International Journal of Public Health.

Entry-Exit Monitoring

- A RAND report assesses U.S. entry-exit monitoring under the US-VISIT program, turning a critical eye to the return on investment from collection of biometric data at exit.

Countries See Bullying Drop

- A new study published in a leading public health journal finds that bullying among children has declined in many countries.

GAO Criticizes Park Service's Risk Management Practices

- The National Park Service does not have a systematic approach to risk management, which could leave the millions of people who visit national parks and icons vulnerable to terrorist attack and other criminal activities, according to the Government Accountability Office(GAO).

Cheap Sensor Can Detect Trace Amounts of Toxin and TNT in Water, Researchers Report

- Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new hypersensitive sensor they hope will help protect the nation's water supply from contamination by terrorists or industrial leaching, the university's news site reports.

Does "Excited Delirium" Account for Some Taser Deaths?

- A controversial new study contends that some people who died after being tased or subdued by police did not die from the shock or the restraints but from a rare disorder, reports's Danger Room.

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