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Sen. Reed talks cybersecurity at URI

February 26, 2014

URI student of chemistry Rebecca Levine demonstrates to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed how teflon strips can be charged and used to detect explosive or hazardous material at a briefing at URI on Monday.

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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