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Terrorism -- Prevention -- Technological innovations

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View Resource Federation of American Scientists: Intelligence Resource Program

Founded in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project, the main commitment of the Federation of American Scientists is to end "the worldwide arms race." This section of its Web site has extensive information about US and international intelligence resources and the threat of terrorism, many of which are technology related. For example, chemical and biological weapons are discussed in several...

https://fas.org/irp/
View Resource Soft Walls: Preventing the Use of Commercial Aircraft as Weapons

In the hopes of preventing another terrorist attack like the ones of September 11, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley are developing an intelligent autopilot system for commercial aircraft. The system, dubbed Soft Walls, would activate whenever an aircraft approaches a designated no-fly zone. Using global positioning system technology, the autopilot would guide the plane...

https://ptolemy.berkeley.edu/projects/softwalls/
View Resource Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency maintains this site for its highly controversial Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) program. Designed to significantly expand intelligence gathering and information coverage, the TIA program "will enable the intelligence community to evaluate new technologies through experimentation, and rapidly transition it to operational use." This Web site...

http://www.iwar.org.uk/news-archive/tia/iaotia.pdf