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Remote Sensing Radar Detects Sinkholes

March 12, 2014
By Cyndy Hogan

Recent analysis of 2012 airborne radar data NASA collected remotely suggests the data could predict large sinkholes before they occur, such as one that caused evacuations near Bayou Corne, Louisiana.

Disneyland for Law Enforcement

March 12, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is becoming known as the “Disneyland for law enforcement” because of the facility’s extensive use of sophisticated simulation technologies, according to Sandy Peavy, FLETC chief information officer.

Eagle II May Move Forward Soon

March 12, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The troubles may soon end for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) seven-year, $22 billion Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract, and the program will ultimately be successful, indicated Nick Nayak, DHS chief procurement officer.

SL Power Electronics Names Croal as President

Timothy F. Croal has been named president of SL Power Electronics, Ventura, California.

Combs Assigned to U.S. Army Cadet Command

Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Blackburn Assigned to 3rd Infantry Division

Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Bills Assigned to 1st Cavalry Division

Brig. Gen. Michael A. Bills, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Ballard Assigned to United Nations Command

Brig. Gen. Christopher S. Ballard, USA, has been assigned as deputy assistant chief of staff, C/J-2, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S Forces Korea, Republic of Korea.

Chief Information Security Officers Support Continous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program

March 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Chief information security officials from various agencies voiced support for the Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, which is designed to fortify computer networks across the federal government. The officials spoke out in support of the program while serving on a panel during the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference, Washington, D.C. Panel moderator John Streufert, director of Federal Network Resilience at the Department of Homeland Security, took the opportunity to put some rumors to rest.

Cybersecurity Emerging from the World of Wizardry

March 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The realm of cybersecurity is continually evolving and will continue to do so, indicates Tony Sager, director of programs, Council on CyberSecurity. While participating on the Professionalization of Cybersecurity panel at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C., Sager discussed the evolution he has seen during his career in information technology.


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