Friday, July 28, 2006

Rutgers to Lead Terrorism Screening Initiative

Rutgers' Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science has just received 3 million dollars from the Department of Homeland Security to develop a new terrorism information screening network. The project led by Rutgers, includes information analysts from AT&T Laboratories, Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs and Princeton University. The analysts will create new technologies capable of searching through blogs, web sites and other sources of news information for clues leading to terrorist activity. "We are proud of the receipt of this award," said Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick. "It adds strength to Rutgers' ongoing commitment to research in the area of security, which is so important to our nation and particularly to the citizens of our state." Read the full story at


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