Posts tagged with nuclear weapon

Role of Scientists and Engineers in National and International Security

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Today, I am speaking at a colloquium hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Physics Department regarding the role of scientists and engineers in the security field.  Additionally, I will address current and future challenges for scientists and engineers to improve international security. You can view my presentation slides here […]

FAS Roundup: April 16, 2012

France’s nuclear forces, water security in Yemen, innovation in secrecy policy and much more. From the Blogs Secret Satellite Promptly Detected in Orbit: On April 3, the National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched a classified intelligence satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  Notwithstanding the usual operations security measures, amateur satellite trackers were able to […]

FAS Roundup: April 9, 2012

Prosecution of accused CIA leaker, new CRS reports, life-sciences research and much more. From the Blogs Navy Submarine Procurement and More from CRS: Secrecy News has obtained recently released CRS reports on topics such as the effects of Fukushima on U.S. marine environment, policy issues related to China’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, U.S. […]

FAS Roundup: April 2, 2012

Mitigating risks of bio research, implications of Israeli strike on Iran, fissile materials and much more. From the Blogs Military Intelligence and the Human Terrain System: Secrecy News has obtained the latest issue of the Army’s Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin which is devoted to the Human Terrain System (HTS),  a U.S. Army program to conduct […]

FAS Roundup: March 26, 2012

2012 Nuclear Security Summit,secret drone technology, nuclear limbo and much more. 2012 Nuclear Security Summit Listen to the new edition of the FAS podcast series, “A Conversation With An Expert,”  featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. In this podcast, Dr. Ferguson discusses the goals of the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, securing fissile materials, […]

FAS Roundup- December 12, 2011

FAS Roundup: December 12, 2011 Status of China’s nuclear arsenal, new START data, tracking of cell phones and vehicles by law enforcement and more. From the Blogs Tracking Cell Phones and Vehicles- The Legal Context:  Secrecy News has obtained a new CRS report which explores the ongoing legal debates over the tracking of private cell […]

FAS Roundup- December 5, 2011

FAS Roundup: December 5, 2011 Dormant civil liberties oversight board, podcast highlighting Iran’s nuclear program, new CRS reports and more.  From the Blogs Civil Liberties Oversight Board Still Dormant: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight board was supposed to provide independent oversight of U.S. counterterrorism policies. But, it remains dormant as its members have not […]

FAS Roundup- November 28, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 28, 2011 New CRS reports, petition to assess nuclear threat, Take Action blog featuring Iran’s nuclear program and more.  From the Blogs New CRS Reports: Secrecy News has obtained new reports from the Congressional Research Service; topics of these reports include: U.S. government programs to identify and deport criminal aliens and the […]

FAS Roundup- November 21, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 21, 2011 Interview with former Iranian nuclear negotiator Amb. Hossein Mousavian, petition to assess nuclear threat, stalled declassification of historical satellite imagery, status of China’s nuclear forces, and more. From the Blogs Declassification of Intelligence Satellite Imagery Stalled: The eagerly awaited declassification of vast amounts of historical intelligence satellite imagery that was […]