I like to keep track of the total I get when Googling “design” + “homeland security”. The number six months ago was 1,310,000. Today, the score stands at 3,090,000. By a complete coincidence, the budget for Homeland Security rose to $41 billion by the end of 2004. Commenting on this paltry amount of money, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Christopher Cox said that the budget “represents good progress,” but leaves some efforts “badly underfunded.” Too true. After all, designers have to eat, right? If you’re hungry, too, check out this list of design appetisers. Opportunities await sociologists,too.