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DHS Develops Container Security Test Bed Solution

As part of its mission to secure our nation’s borders, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Custom and Border Protection (CBP) must quickly and accurately monitor and inspect thousands of sea cargo containers entering U.S. ports each day.

Light Shines On Cleveland After 100 Years

Call me Cleveland proud. My city may not have winning sports teams and we still have to deal with jokes about our lake catching on fire, but there is a lot to love about Cleveland. It's the home of many great manufacturers – pillars of industry that have pushed the...

Notre Dame Slam Dunks Research For Cleaner Energy

Despite the University of Notre Dame being bested by Xavier University during 2012 NCAA March Madness basketball, the Indiana institution still scores well when it comes to research aimed at producing cleaner energy.

Math Masters Compete For Title And Charity

Yet another tournament I wasn't invited to. . . it's OK, I'm used to it. In this case, it was probably for the best. I certainly wouldn't want to embarrass myself in front of math geniuses.

2012 American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers Security Conference

Last week, I was in Houston, TX at the 2012 American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM) Security Conference and Exhibition, formerly known as NPRA. The three-day Conference included exhibitors, attendees from both industry and government, and speakers who covered topicslike chemical security, safety and terrorism.

Redecorating? Consider A Periodic Table Table

You won't find this table at Ikea. . . or anywhere else. This one-of-a-kind table houses samples of almost every chemical element. Each sample is nested in a square cubby with a wooden lid that is carved with the element symbol, name and number.

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S.2105). The bipartisan bill would grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) new authority to regulate certain aspects of cyber security for the nation’s critical infrastructure.

White Paper States Seven Steps Will Ensure Security

I'm a fan of lists. I'm an even bigger fan of lists that can help me achieve goals. Throw in a numbered list, and I am in heaven. A numbered list tells me I will be able to better myself or my work in just a few steps.

Australian Government Issues Chemical Warning

The Australian government recently issued a warning regarding several common household chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon noted that many everyday chemicals can be used in terrorist attacks, including those found in salons, pharmacies, dairies, mining, fireworks, pools and spas.

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers – the new NPRA – Prepares for the Annual Security Conference & Exhibition

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association became the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) on Jan. 25. Our new name better describes who we are, what we do and how we benefit the American people.