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KINGSTON - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, also a member of both the Appropriations and Armed Services committees, was briefed at the University of Rhode Island Monday by chemistry, engineering and cyber-security professors on the research done and tools used to detect explosives and dangerous vapors and defend against cyber-attacks.
His briefing at the university followed a $5.15 million award form the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which was used to create a new center at URI and $500,000 in federal funding to continue the explosives research.
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