counterterrorism


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

House releases terrorism financing report



House releases terrorism financing report
Last week, the House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing released a bipartisan report of its 12 month long probe into the threat terror financing poses to the U.S. financial system. The task force’s report focuses on financial crimes that support terrorist acts or organizations. According to… Read More

News You Can Use: 10/14/16



News You Can Use: 10/14/16
National Security A Military View on Climate Change: It’s Eroding Our National Security, Government Executive Dunford: Military families key to national security, Military Times Need to detect drones? There’s an app for that, C4ISR Net Federal Agencies Deploy Thousands of Feds for Hurricane Matthew Response, Government Executive Pentagon joins Homeland,… Read More

FEMA releases 2016 National Preparedness Report



FEMA releases 2016 National Preparedness Report
Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the publication of its 2016 National Preparedness Report. The report, which was issued this spring, evaluates core capabilities of U.S. government agencies tasked with providing emergency preparedness and response. FEMA’s report highlights several DHS initiatives,… Read More

State, DoD counter terrorism online



State, DoD counter terrorism online
Earlier this month, the State Department provided an update on their Global Engagement Center, which was established this spring after the signing of Executive Order 13721.  The Center is an interagency entity charged with coordinating U.S. counterterrorism messaging to foreign audiences, and replaced the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. The… Read More

House releases report on Benghazi attack



House releases report on Benghazi attack
The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi has released their proposed report on 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans. The report includes “many new revelations” and is critical of the Obama administration’s response. The report details relevant events in 2011 and 2012 that led up to the… Read More

DHS reports on CVE subcommittee



DHS reports on CVE subcommittee
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Council released the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Subcommittee interim report. The report focuses on the spread of violent extremist ideology and the recruitment of American youth to extremist groups, and how DHS can leverage partnerships in multiple sectors to counter… Read More

State report on terrorism critical of interagency cooperation



State report on terrorism critical of interagency cooperation
The State Department recently released the 2015 Country Reports on Terrorism. The reports assesses global terrorist threats, including terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. Many of the country reports also appraise U.S.… Read More

Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism



Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism
The Sanford School of Public Policy’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University recently published a report on the U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing. The report focuses on how policing agencies can work with Muslim Americans and other communities to enhance public… Read More