Homeland Security


DHS to transform whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity



DHS to transform whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity
In a February 22, press release, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas laid out plans to update the Department’s whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity under the Biden Administration. “Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we will build on the Department’s excellent work as we transform our whole-of-government… Read More

Interagency Task Force formed to reunify families



Interagency Task Force formed to reunify families
On February 2, the Biden Administration released an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on the reunification of families. The mission of the task force is to reunite children separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border. The task force will be chaired by the Secretary of Homeland… Read More

House HSC hears testimony on cyber threats



House HSC hears testimony on cyber threats
The House Homeland Security Committee heard testimony on cyber threats and resilience on February 10. Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) opened the session by asserting the Biden Administration’s commitment to cybersecurity as “an urgent national and economic security issue.” Thompson also stated that cybercrime cost the global economy $1… Read More

Cyber weapons and power grid security subject of report



Cyber weapons and power grid security subject of report
A former Department of Defense official recently authored a report on the threat of cyber weapons on the U.S. electrical grid. Paul Stockton served during the Obama administration as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, and currently serves as senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins… Read More

Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act introduced



Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act introduced
On December 5, Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) introduced to the House Homeland Security Committee a bill to authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017 amends Section 102 of the Homeland… Read More

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