Author: Daniel Seduski

White House’s Caribbean Counternarcotics Strategy

The flow of narcotics into the U.S. from the south has always been one of the most debated issues among U.S. policymakers, especially after President Nixon’s declaration of the “War on Drugs” in 1971. Despite the devotion of substantial resources to quell illegal smuggling, drug trafficking activity to the U.S....

Army Releases Report on 2014 Fort Hood Shooting

On April 2, 2014 U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez-Lopez killed four soldiers (including himself) and wounded 12 others aboard the Army Installation in Fort Hood, Texas. This tragic event occurred less than five years after the November 5, 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood where Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and injured 30. The Department...

Risky Business: 2015’s Greatest Global Risks

The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks 2015: Tenth Edition. The report predicts the likelihood and impact of potential challenges based on the current global landscape and past global issues. These risks are divided into the following categories: Economic, Environmental, Geopolitical, Societal, and Technological. As a result of...

OIG Finds Flaws in Border Patrol Drone Program

“The $443 million CBP plans to spend on the Unmanned Aircraft Program expansion could be put to better use by investing in alternatives.” –Office of the Inspector General As border security has become a more prevalent policy issue, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM)...

The Results are in: National Health Security Preparedness Index 2014

The National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) is one the nation’s premier utilities for assessing the performance of American health care systems. NHSPI recently released its National Index Results for 2014. The data evaluates health care systems on the basis of six domains, 18 sub-domains, and 194 different proficiency measures within...

Analyzing China’s Cybersecurity Strategy

“Efforts should be made to build our country into a network powerhouse“ -Chinese President Xi Jinping As the effects of globalization have spread, the amount of information stored on digital networks has simultaneously increased. A subsequent bi-product has been developing strategies to protect this information, or “Cybersecurity.” The Center for...

Federal Funding for Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement has always been the pillar of a community’s security environment. Ever since September 11, 2001, policymakers have placed a greater emphasis on information sharing among local and federal Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), especially in metropolitan areas. The goal is to prevent future catastrophic events by increasing cooperation. As...

Executive Summary of the White House Breach

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report titled: “Executive Summary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report on the White House Incursion of September 19, 2014.” This report discusses Omar Gonzalez’s recent White House breach on September 19, 2014. On this day Gonzalez breached White...