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    Centralized Nuclear Waste Storage Introduction Approximately twenty percent of the electric power in America is generated through a nuclear reaction, and as a result of the production, high-level nuclear waste is created. Imperatively, the nation must find a way on how to store its nuclear waste. Yucca Mountain in the state of Nevada was identified by the Department of Energy and subsequently approved by both the Congressional and the Executive branches of government as a repository site for nuclear waste. However, Nevada State Politicians, in a desire to get elected, provide ample proof that nuclear waste has disadvantages, Department of Energy and United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission research on nuclear waste storage and economic advantages…

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    plagues the United States due to dilemmas surrounding its handling. A scientific consensus shows that the best way to get rid of nuclear waste is through geological disposal, however, this method creates several barriers. Geological disposal includes storing nuclear waste in an underground repository site in hopes of it being contained without the need of surveillance for thousands of years. Due to the fact that nuclear waste contains high levels of radioactivity, the search for a repository…

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    referred to as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications. A combination of hardware and software, SCADA “is an automation control system that is used in industries… [to] provide the user with remote controls of any equipment in a given system” (Krambeck, 2015). A prominent instance of the exploitation of one of these systems, outside of the incident in Ukraine, is what General Hayden referred to as the “crossing of the Rubicon event” of Stuxnet back in 2010 on the Iranian…

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    under the department of WMD Threats and Aerosol Science. I saw men and women using their scientific and engineering backgrounds to study and understand systems that can be used to counteract chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. It was incredible to see and work on various projects that allowed for counter-terrorism. One of the biggest projects I worked on was our "Spray Knockdown System" it is a massive, almost 20-foot-tall, decontamination structure. It was a system that could…

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    Darfur Climate Changes

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    Mr./Madam President, I rise today for the 160th time to again ask this chamber to wake up to the mounting evidence of climate change. In the coming decades demand for food, water, and energy will grow by approximately 35, 40, and 50 percent around the globe. Climate change will worsen the outlook for the availability of these critical resources. The severity of existing weather patterns will intensify, with wet areas getting wetter and dry and arid areas becoming more so. This extreme…

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    The terrorist attacks of September 11th reshaped the governments focus on the domestic security of the United States and its citizens. Established after the terror attacks of September 11th the DHS combined multiple agencies into one agency which reports directly to the President of the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces the daunting task of protecting the continental United States from terrorism threats. After the attacks the government set out to ensure the US…

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    highlighted significant gaps in the country’s emergency preparedness and more specifically, its ability to identify threats and protect against terrorist attacks. The resulting analyses of the incident and the response efforts stressed the need for an overarching program that would coordinate the efforts of a multitude of government agencies with competing goals and requirements. A program that would improve the transfer of critical intelligence and maximize response efforts. It leads to the…

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    US Intel Community 1. An element of the National Security Act of 1947 stated “…No United States intelligence information may be provided to the United Nations or any organization affiliated with the United Nations...” Briefly defend this position from an ethical perspective. Whenever the National Security Act of 1947 were precisely constituted, it would have been addressed the National Subversives Security Act since it constituted the administrative model for revolutionists to the United…

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    Cost-Conscious Culture United States national security professionals must balance the ability to counter strategic threats with the appropriate force structure and capabilities. By FY 2018, according to OMB projections, “the federal government will be spending more on net interest payments than on national defense for the first time in modern history.” The current trends indicate a more fiscally constrained future, forcing the balance be achieved through a cost-conscious culture. It will be…

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    The United States transportation industry is one of the largest consumer markets. The market domains within the transportation industry are major contribution to the continual expansion of the industry. The transportation business is massive, incorporating everything from metropolitan transport, train systems and buses that people use to commute back and forth to work and school, from the rail and trucking systems that transport products nationwide and ships that move products from port to port…

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