WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House committee overseeing the Department of Homeland Security has accused the agency of trying to “thwart” efforts to meet a Congressional deadline for scanning all U.S.-bound cargo containers for radiation and nuclear weapons.
House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff last week outlining his accusations and concerns about the agency’s focus on “high-risk trade corridors” in a pilot project launched more than a year ago to test the capability of foreign ports to meet a 100 percent scanning deadline.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"