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Law enforcement, intelligence community vital for domestic security



Law enforcement, intelligence community vital for domestic security
A recent paper published by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs examines the balance between a U.S. citizen’s unalienable right to privacy and security of the nation. “By Any Means Necessary: Privacy Implications of Intelligence Support to Domestic Security” looks at what happens when the government’s… Read More

Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security



Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security
Multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies came together Sunday for Super Bowl 51. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also partnered with law enforcement to secure the big event. The FBI’s primary role in security planning was to provide intelligence about possible… Read More

Agencies investigate Russia, Trump associates



Agencies investigate Russia, Trump associates
For months, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been collaborating in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the recent presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Justice, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of… Read More

Defense tech to combat human trafficking



Defense tech to combat human trafficking
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. This includes technologies to combat trafficking in persons. DoD News recently interviewed Wade Shen, a program manager in DARPA’s Information Innovation Office, about DARPA’s efforts in countering human trafficking.… Read More

Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety



Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety
Earlier this month The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Bipartisan Policy Center published a report on immigration and its relationship to the safety and security of the nation. “Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety” examines the U.S. government’s ability to balance the country’s immigration, national security,… Read More

GAO reports on human trafficking



GAO reports on human trafficking
In June, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing federal agencies’ efforts to combat human trafficking. The report, GAO-16-555, focuses on the prevalence of human trafficking, victim issues, and avoiding grant duplication. Many U.S. federal agencies lead efforts to address human trafficking. The Departments of Justice and Homeland… Read More

Human trafficking awareness training provided to federal departments



Human trafficking awareness training provided to federal departments
As part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in late January that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness training as part of basic training courses. The FLETC courses are used to train federal… Read More

Improvement needed in monitoring counter-firearm trafficking efforts



Improvement needed in monitoring counter-firearm trafficking efforts
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report earlier this month detailing U.S. agencies’ efforts in countering firearms trafficking in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. The report was published within days of GAO’s recent follow-up report on firearms trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico. The report examines illicit trafficking across… Read More

DHS, agencies involved in Super Bowl 50 security



DHS, agencies involved in Super Bowl 50 security
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with law enforcement officials and National Football League (NFL) security on February 3, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role in security operations during Super Bowl 50. According to Johnson, “Dozens of federal agencies and components, including multiple components of the… Read More