Tag: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) have issued a joint technical alert about an ongoing bank robbery scheme perpetrated by North Korea. According to the alert released on August 26, North Korean hackers are targeting banks in multiple […]

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On August 17, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an advisory guidance document to help non-federal public and private entities better understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and […]

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On August 20, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint statement on the meeting of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC). The GCC met virtually to discuss Election Day preparations and other areas of coordination between the federal government and state and local election officials. According to the statement, the federal […]

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Featured article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform by Robert P. Kozloski As tensions rise in the global political environment and the use of military force remains a realistic possibility in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, national security policymakers, interagency practitioners, and American citizens must carefully consider threats to the U.S. […]

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Featured article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force: A Real World Solution for a Real World Problem by Kevin L. Stafford President Barrack Obama’s signing of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), National Preparedness, in March 2011 marked an evolutionary step in the development of a “secure and resilient nation.” However, building core preparedness capabilities and establishing capability […]

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Featured article: Employing Maritime Security Response Teams as the Nation’s Maritime Crisis Response Force by Christjan C. Gaudio The U.S. Coast Guard is recognized worldwide for our ability to perform diverse maritime missions over vast geographic areas. Our value to the Nation resides in our enduring commitment to protect those on the sea, to protect the […]

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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed by voice vote the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Act of 2018. The CWMD Act would permanently establish the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) CWMD Office, which was established in December 2017 and aims to counter attempts by terrorists and other threat actors to carry out attacks against […]

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The response to Hurricane Florence is underway, and according to Air Force General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessey cooperation between local, state, and federal entities has been “outstanding.” Speaking from the North Carolina operations center, O’Shaughnessey praised the efforts of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other responders, saying that their cooperation […]

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According to Department of Defense (DoD) officials, more than 7,000 active duty and National Guard service members are prepared to respond to Hurricane Florence. DoD officials also said that the department is working with civilian agencies and federal partners in support of regions affected by the storm. U.S. Northern Command is “actively posturing” DoD forces in […]

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September 1 marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month, with the theme for 2018 being “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to remind us that “we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.” In her message on National Preparedness Month, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen […]

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