Homeland Security


News You Can Use: 09/05/16



News You Can Use: 09/05/16
National Security A new mission for Homeland Security: managing risk, The Hill Coast Guardsmen recall flood rescues in Louisiana, Navy Times Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State, Congressional Research Service Homeland Security Considers Declaring Election ‘Critical Infrastructure’, NewsMax Former senator: Inquiry over Saudi involvement in 9/11 is not over,… Read More

State, DoD, USAID teams tackle diplomacy challenge



State, DoD, USAID teams tackle diplomacy challenge
Six interagency teams from the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) were recently chosen to present at the D3 Innovation Summit on March 2. The Summit was a joint initiative of State, DoD, and USAID, and brought together experts from across the… 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

Bill calls for greater collaboration, training for cybercrime



Bill calls for greater collaboration, training for cybercrime
On November 30, the House of Representative passed H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act. The bill was originally introduced in September of this year by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) befor being referred to the Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security. The bill amends the… Read More

FEMA releases updated National Preparedness Goal



FEMA releases updated National Preparedness Goal
In September the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the updated National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness Goal defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other manmade hazards, terrorist attacks, and… Read More

DHS to form new WMD office



DHS to form new WMD office
Recently it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning on creating a new office to focus on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) defense. The new office would be a “one-stop shop” that would create departmental unity between the DHS offices currently addressing WMD threats. In his… Read More