Fighting Ebola using Big Data

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Current Centers of Disease Control estimates suggest that more than 1.4 million people could be infected with Ebola by January 2015. To limit Ebola’s...

UC Santa Cruz Professor Builds Model of Low-Cost Ebola Sensor

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A quick, low-cost test for Ebola may be available within a few years, thanks to UC Santa Cruz researcher Ahmet Ali Yanik. Similar to...
Lab Working to detect Biological Weapons

DARPA Funding New Portable Biological Weapons Diagnostics Device

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Today’s battlefield can be a very unpredictable place, with threats coming from every direction, including from the air and from underground. Recent conflicts in...

iHLS TV – Ebola sensor, Self-healing computers, the Chinese civilian UAV...

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iHLS Israel Homeland Security In this weekly report (18 November 2014): Low-cost Ebola sensor Self-healing computers: next step in fighting hackers The Chinese civilian UAV market Morocco to assist UAE...

Fighting Ebola using drones

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the Center of Disease Control both estimate that the death toll due to Ebola might exceed...

Belgian Expert: WHO Messed Up Ebola Response

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A Belgian scientist who helped discover Ebola in 1976 has accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of mismanaging the current outbreak response. Peter Piot, an...

US military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

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Monrovia, Liberia: Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa's leaders pleaded for the world's...

Troops fighting Ebola will earn up to $400 extra per month

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Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group set up tents for a 25-bed hospital to aid Liberian health workers infected with Ebola on October 8...

UK getting ready for terrorists using weaponized Ebola virus

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This is a threat taken very seriously by Britain. At the height of the Ebola crisis in West Africa last year, British military experts...

Scientists identify weak spots in Ebola’s defenses

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by the antibodies in ZMapp, the...

FEMA preparing for possible shortages of bio-hazard gear as Ebola fears...

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The Obama administration is looking into evoking the Defense Production Act to stem possible shortages of bio-hazard protective gear as fears of an Ebola...

Quarantines among legal tools available if Ebola outbreak widens

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Questions about the U.S. government’s legal authority to contain the Ebola virus are increasing, even as federal officials attempt to keep public panic at...

Travelers from Ebola-affected nations restricted to 5 U.S. airports

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The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that travelers from three West African Ebola-affected countries will now be required to enter the...

How Can Technology Fight Ebola in Off-the-Grid

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“You have very little cellphone coverage,” said Steven Van Roekel, chief innovation officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “You have unreliable power...

DOD civilians can opt out of the Ebola quarantine

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Defense civilian workers deployed to West Africa can choose one of two options upon their departure from Ebola-stricken countries, if they do not show...

High-resolution satellite images show Ebola spread

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Ebola is visible from space: you can see its effects. Satellite imagery that provide high-resolution pictures from low Earth orbit give a picture of...

Could the Ebola virus become a bio-terrorist threat?

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Lawmakers and infectious disease experts are examining whether terrorists could use Ebola to deliberately infect and wreak psychological havoc on an unsuspecting population. This...

iHLS TV Weekly Report – Chinese Laser, Hackers vex FBI, Emergency...

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Register to iHLS Israel Homeland Security In this weekly report (2 December 2014): Chinese military officials have deployed a highly accurate laser defense system Private industry experts...

iHLS TV – Ebola, domestic extremism, Shellshock bug, new octocopter and...

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In this weekly report (7 October 2014): Ebola as seen from space Domestic extremism Summit at the Whitehouse, Hackers unleash Shellshock bug New octocopter UAS Darpa looking into the...

DARPA – Advanced Biothreat Sensors Under Development

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The ability to rapidly detect biothreats often relies on expertise and equipment that’s difficult to transport and takes time to carry out. A new...

iHLS TV – The FBIs Next Gen system, airborne intelligence, India’s...

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iHLS Israel Homeland Security In this weekly report (4 November 2014): The FBIs Next Gen system Airborne intelligence India's defense deal Gun violence in the US Bio-hazard protective gear

Mounting international effort against Ebola

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Reports of expanding international aid to West Africa in the wake of rising Ebola death toll and the spread of the disease are hailing...

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