Author: Erin Dauphinais-Soos

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR

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 and...

Developing countries are disproportionately affected by climate change. This image displays a shirtless child sitting on arid earth, facing a shrinking supply of water

U.S. Action Plan for Global Climate Change Resilience

Globally we are facing surging climate hazards, and in the United States, it is recognized that our contribution to climate change is disproportionally affecting developing countries. At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, President Biden announced new actions would be taken in preparation for climatic...

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Protest Response: Protecting Democracy and the Public

Law enforcement has to walk a fine line between protecting people’s rights to peaceably assemble and protecting the public and themselves when things turn violent. The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the National Policing Institute (NPI) have teamed up to “address these...

Flag memorial at Ground Zero

Remembering 9/11

This year will mark the twenty-first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  On that day nearly 3,000 people died and over 6,000 were injured when four planes were hijacked by terrorists. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, one hit the Pentagon building,...

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Online Platform Responses to Election Misinformation

With the 2022 midterm elections drawing nigh, New America has released the report, Misleading Information and the Midterms: How Platforms are Addressing Misinformation and Disinformation Ahead of the 2022 U.S. Elections.  Using a set of metrics established in an earlier report by New America’s Open Technology Institute, the authors evaluate...

This image shows the United States flag within the scope of a sniper's gun, signifying hate and extremism in the U.S.

Violent Extremist Attack Plots Against Critical Infrastructure in the U.S.

The threat to critical infrastructure in the United States by violent extremist groups continues to rise. In response to these threats, the Program on Extremism at George Washington University has released its analysis, Mayhem, Murder, and Misdirection: Violent Extremist Attack Plots Against Critical Infrastructure in the United States, 2016 –...

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Electromagnetic Pulse Events: Shielding Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure (CI) such as the National Public Warning System and other communications equipment, electrical grids, and water and wastewater systems, amongst others, are at risk of damage from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) events, whether naturally occurring from solar flares or intentional attacks. In a recent report published by the U.S....

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR

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 and...