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DoD officials discuss WMDs, new threats



DoD officials discuss WMDs, new threats
On March 23, senior defense officials spoke before the House Committee on Armed Services on the subject of traditional weapons of mass destruction and the use of new synthetic biological tools. Dr. Arthur T. Hopkins, acting assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, testified on the Department of… Read More

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

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

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