Trends and Tech

The Vital Connection Between School Performance, Regional Economic Success and National Security

The U.S. military takes into consideration the quality of local public schools as it decides whether to maintain military commands and offices where they are or move them elsewhere. This provides communities with another big reason to focus on improving schools, because the economic impact of any single military installation can be enormous.

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Counter-Drone Legislation Needs a Major Overhaul

Pressure is mounting in Congress to update legislation that guides the use of defensive systems that protect against aerial drones. At present, the legislative framework underpinning the use of these systems needs major revision because it was formulated at a time before the widespread proliferation of drone technology.

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Domestic Disinformation Threat is Growing and Aims to Undermine U.S. Institutions

A growing domestic movement is seeking to gain power by discrediting, rigging and subverting the trusted procedures and mechanisms of America’s democratic self-governance. A group of experts at the University of Buffalo is helping to combat the threats by closely scrutinizing the existing legal treatment of speech and information and the media in which they appear.

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