Author: Erin Dauphinais-Soos

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Biden Administration Releases Roadmap for a Climate-Resilient Economy

In May 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14030: Climate-Related Financial Risk.  In support of this order, the Biden Administration has published A Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy, showcasing a government-wide effort to implement necessary actions to mitigate climate change and its effects on the economy.  The report aims...

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Global Catastrophic Risks 2021

The Global Challenges Foundation has released Global Catastrophic Risks 2021: Navigating the Complex Intersections, its fifth annual report on global risks.  This report focuses “on the complex interconnectedness between different risks and the need to build more holistic global approaches to tackle them.”  Several subject matter experts have convened to...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 2021 Toolkit

Was the Facebook and Instagram shutdown on October 4, 2021 just a ploy for Cybersecurity Awareness Month?  No, unfortunately, it wasn’t, but in an era of hacking, phishing, and data breaches, it certainly reminded us just how important cybersecurity resilience is. In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Cybersecurity and...

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Debt Limit Impasse: U.S. Treasury’s Description of Extraordinary Measures

On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report describing the extraordinary measures being implemented “in order to prevent the United States from defaulting on its obligations as Congress deliberated on increasing the debt limit.”  The four measures discussed in detail are the following:  Suspending sales...

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9/11: Twenty Years Later

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States provides opportunities for sober reflection on the events of that day, gives us pause to dissect what has ensued over the last twenty years, and encourages us to examine what is currently happening today as a direct result...

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Surgeon General’s Advisory: Confronting Health Misinformation

The Office of the Surgeon General has released an advisory titled, Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment, “urging all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” The advisory gives guidance on what constitutes misinformation,...

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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...

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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...

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Countering Violent Extremism Interventions

What interventions are being used and how effective are they for countering violent extremism?  The UK-based organization, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, delves into these questions with their May 2021 report, Countering Violent Extremism Interventions: Contemporary Research.  Some key findings from their report are: Former extremists are...