RidgeRidge: Battle against terror drives U.S. science, technology: Science, technology rise to antiterror challenge

Published 10 December 2005

Former DHS secretary Tom Ridge said that on-going terrorist threats would continue to drive science and technology innovation in the United States and in the process make a better and stronger country. In a speech before more than 300 information security technology professionals during New York’s InfoSecurity Conference, Ridge said collaboration between business and government, especially in emerging areas such as biometric technology or radio-frequency identification (RFID), would stimulate the economy while helping form national security strategies. “In the process of dealing with these realities, we will become a better and stronger country,” he said of the government’s efforts to stay a step ahead of terrorist threats and the technical advances it brings.

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