Author: Emily Christian

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New Strategy on Collaborative Migration Management Released

The National Security Council has released the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy, the first of its kind focused on “strengthening cooperative efforts to manage safe, orderly, and humane migration in North and Central America.” A related White House Fact Sheet is also available.  According to the Strategy,     The United States has strong national security, economic, and humanitarian...

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Biden Administration Releases Central American Migration Root Causes Strategy

The National Security Council has released the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America, a document aimed at tailoring American engagement in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to more effectively stem migration.  According to Vice President Kamala Harris’ opening cover message, the Strategy “lays out a framework to use the policy, resources, and...

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Remote Working and (In)security Report Released

The UK’s Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) has released Remote Working and (In)security, a new report exploring the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the evolving cyber threat landscape on employees and their wellbeing.    The document begins with an overview of existing literature exploring 1) remote work and employee wellbeing, 2) cybersecurity, and 3)...

Twenty-Third Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report Released

The National Center for Education Statistics has released Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020, the 23rd edition of the publication. The report is intended to serve as “a reference for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention.”...

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Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety

The Biden-Harris Administration has released a new Fact Sheet which announces a Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety.  As President Biden “has repeatedly said, we are experiencing an epidemic of gun violence in this country.” The Strategy tackles violent crime and its root causes, highlighting troubling trends in American gun...

New National Security Archive Briefing Book on Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Following the May 8, 2021 ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, National Security Archive has released a new briefing book This is Not a Drill: Ransoming American Security.  Attributed to the ransomware group DarkSide,  the attack which paralyzed Colonial Pipeline supplier of 45% of East Coast fuel, provides “a glimpse of the threat that ransomware and malicious cyber actors, even those...

GNET Survey on Research Community-Tech Industry Engagement: Exploring the Role of Technology and Violent Extremism

The Global Network on Extremism & Technology has released GNET Survey on the Role of Technology in Violent Extremism and the State of Research Community – Tech Industry Engagement, a new survey that explores role of the internet and social media in violent extremism.   The report begins with a brief literature review which provide...

Eighth ODNI Statistical Transparency Report Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released its eighth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding the Intelligence Community Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities. The report provides summary statistics and contextual information explaining how the Intelligence Community (IC) uses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).  As the document explains, “FISA is divided into...

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In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control‘s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...