How Defense Contractors Could Help Pass Immigration Reform
How the Company That Runs E-Verify Could Benefit From an Immigration Overhaul
15 Companies That Profit From Border Security
Immigration reform supporters come to the cause for a variety of reasons, but one of the most commonly emphasized is the need to strengthen the country's borders. The support for border security -- both in the political realm and in opinion polls -- will likely translate into funding increases if a
The Global Note: Afghanistan "Insider Attacks"…Jihadists in Syria…Japan, China, & Island Angst…The "Alternative" Olympics
AFGHAN WAR -”INSIDER ATTACKS”…It’s a remarkable show of top U.S. brass today – and a sign of just how worried the U.S. military is over the recent spate of attacks on American troops by the Afghans they’ve trained – and trusted. Mike BOETTCHER reports from...
Changing Cities: Powering Your Home From Your Car
By CARRIE HALPERIN Hundreds of thousands of Americans were left without power for days after a violent storm front moved through from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic last week. But what if — in the case of a blackout — you could just use your...
Cyber-Security System Mimics Human Immune Response
Computer scientists and IT engineers are increasingly looking to the human immune system as a model for preventing attacks by cyber-hackers . They hope that in the near future computers will be able to communicate among themselves, recognize threats, and be able to monitor their own health -- just
GM Shares Return to NYSE, But Will Buyers?
Shares of automaker General Motors surged on their return to the New York Stock Exchange today after a bankruptcy and $50 billion government bailout just 18 months ago. Investors snapped up the stock, unlike the Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles a generation of drivers increasingly spurned. Yesterday, the
GM Share Offer Bolts Out of Gate: $33 Per Share
After bankruptcy, a high-profile delisting, and a controversial government bailout, the new General Motors Co . priced its initial public offering of 478 million shares at $33 each on Wednesday amid high demand. The price tag makes it one of the largest IPOs in U.S. history, raising as much as $23
Book 'Spies for Hire' exposes the underbelly of intelligence
U.S. government agencies that collect "intelligence" (the word carries an ironic ring because so much of the information is outdated or incorrect) about the nation's alleged enemies employ tens of thousands of people. Those same agencies, with acronyms such as CIA, NSA (National Security Agency)
IG alleges conflict of interest on NASA review board
A board set up to review construction of the spaceship to return astronauts to the moon is loaded with employees of the very contractors they are supposed to scrutinize, breaking federal law, a government watchdog says. The board chairman, former Skylab astronaut Ed Gibson, and five other members
Scientists Find New Clues to Fighting HIV
MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- HIV uses a particularly clever mechanism to infect immune system cells, a new study finds, while a second study reveals that certain gene combinations may help slow the progression to AIDS. Both findings point to intriguing new ways of thwarting HIV, experts say.