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Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission



Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission
In a recent Homeland Security Today article, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official stated that DHS is in need of reauthorizing legislation that will reaffirm and update the department’s organizations and functions. Daniel M. Gerstein, who was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in DHS’s Science and Technology… Read More

News You Can Use: 03/27/17



News You Can Use: 03/27/17
National Security Trump’s Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget, Defense One ISIS Will Fail, but What About the Idea of ISIS?, The Atlantic ICE ramping up operations in sanctuary cities: report, The Hill DOJ, FBI Need To Take Actions To Ensure Privacy, Accuracy Of Facial Recognition System, Homeland Security Today A real… Read More

News You Can Use: 03/24/17



News You Can Use: 03/24/17
National Security A Test for Tillerson, and for U.S. Strategy on ISIS, The New York Times Trump’s Diplomat: How Rex Tillerson Is Translating ‘America First’ Into Foreign Policy, Independent Journal Review The Real Lesson from the London Attack: Perfect Counterterrorism Is Impossible, The National Interest Fears ISIS Could Plant Bombs… Read More

DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report



DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report
Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the first U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report (DDOR). The DDOR is mandated by the president’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” signed on January 25 of this year. ICE… Read More

News You Can Use: 03/22/17



News You Can Use: 03/22/17
National Security DHS investigator finds weaknesses in immigration system, Federal Times Trump Shifting Authority Over Military Operations Back to Pentagon, The New York Times U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation is at a Historic High. Will That Change Under Trump?, The Washington Post NSA director says British intelligence was not asked to spy… Read More

State releases narcotics control report



State releases narcotics control report
Earlier this month, the Department of State released the 2017 International Narcotic Control Strategy Report (INCSR). In a teleconference on March 2, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield introduced the INCSR, saying “This report… tells a picture of the international architecture that is now in… Read More

Cyber executive order in the works



Cyber executive order in the works
According to one official, the revised executive order on cybersecurity may soon be released. The original executive order was scheduled to be signed earlier this year, and a draft of the revised order was leaked in February. The leaked draft has received generally positive reviews. The draft includes directions to… Read More

Executive Order calls for better coordination on travel ban



Executive Order calls for better coordination on travel ban
Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order revising a ban on individuals traveling from six majority Muslim countries. The original order signed in January was heavily criticized for causing confusion and uncertainty among federal personnel as to which travelers were subject to the ban. The new order aims to prevent… Read More

DNI releases paper on intelligence cooperation



DNI releases paper on intelligence cooperation
Last month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a paper describing certain key roles and relationships that characterize efforts by members of the U.S. Intelligence Community and other government entities. The paper does not purport to describe the specific laws, policies, safeguards, or operations relating to each… Read More