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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.

Defend Humankind Via Video Games

Forget World of Warcraft, let's master Bacto-Lab, Robo-Lobster, Cloud Control and Space Junker. Instead of role playing in fantasy land, you can engineer E.coli bacteria for beneficial applications. The key is to do so without letting loose harmful bacteria that would surely cause widespread panic.

National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security

Last month, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano revealed the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security (Strategy). The Strategy aims to:

TSA to Reduce HME Application Fees for TWIC Holders

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced that it will begin offering Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWICTM) holders the option to pay a reduced fee when applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Security Threat Assessment (STA) under its HME Security Threat Assessment Program (HTAP).