Archives: January, 2013

Doug Bedell — January 4, 2013, 12:03 pm

Progress in Equipment for Detecting Nuclear Radiation

Something we’d prefer not to think about, but must: The possibility of nuclear terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) blog has a post on progress in developing crystal structures for use in radiation detection equipment. The news is good, in that “a new generation of scintillators (radiation detection instruments) will greatly benefit DHS personnel and […]

Doug Bedell — January 2, 2013, 5:05 pm

Classified Materials: ‘Wiggle Room’ Indeed

Secrecy News advises that Executive Branch disclosure of “classified information” has enough wiggle room to drive a tank through. Profit from this advisory in handling the classification of your own organization’s sensitive information. A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, Secrecy News notes, explains how federal officials accomplish the leaking of classified materials. The […]