Author: HSDL Staff

New HSDL Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is proud to announce the addition of a new Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons. The topic is meant to provide users with significant resources on issues related to nuclear weapons, including, but not limited to, nuclear energy, securing fissile material, nuclear strategy, nonproliferation, nuclear waste...

Integrated Cargo Security Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canada Border Services Agency have released the Integrated Cargo Security Strategy (ICSS), which is “aimed at identifying and resolving security concerns as early as possible in the supply chain or at the perimeter, with the expectation that this will allow us to...

Resilience Within the Department of Homeland Security Workforce

“A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Front Line” The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released a report detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to address stress and morale within its ranks and to improve resilience at DHS. From...

National Preparedness Month Blog: NCDP Preparedness Wizard

Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) now offers on its website an interactive training program on disaster preparedness called the “Preparedness Wizard: Personal Preparedness in Five Action Steps.” Frequently compared to the format of the popular personal tax program TurboTax, this program walks users step-by-step through the NCDP’s...

Senate Releases Resolution Authorizing Military Force Against Syria

During the Congressional debates over whether or not the U.S. should use military force against Syria, the GPO (Government Printing Office) has released a digital version of Senate Joint Resolution (S. J. Res.) 21: To Authorize the Limited and Specified Use of the United States Armed Forces Against Syria. This...

Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Aspen Institute and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania have released their Task Force Report on Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Nearly a decade after the 9/11 Commission issued its report on the greatest act of terrorism on...

New Report Says United States is Ill-Prepared for Natural Disasters

A new report by the American Security Project has found that the United States is ill-prepared to deal with natural disasters, especially as they relate to coastal flooding. The report, called “Climate Change: Coastal Flood Threat”, uses the Netherland’s flood management plans, which are cited as some of the most...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Disaster Risk Reduction – Reduce Risk, Save Lives

The Feinstein International Center has released a report called “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Livelihoods”. This report is the result of a three-country study in which the Feinstein International Center sought to “Improve the overall knowledge of the relationship between disaster risk and livelihood strategies; Improve the understanding and gaps...

In Remembrance: September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012

Despite the self-proclaimed “victories” of terrorists on September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012, the actions of citizens and military personnel on both 9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012 are emblematic of American resilience and heroism. The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) joins the nation in mourning the loss of innocents from over...

ISE Releases 2013 Annual Report to Congress

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) has released their 2013 Annual Report to the Congress. ISE tracks the progress of information sharing as it related to national security. This report, submitted to Congress on behalf of the President, “provides a transparent assessment of the progress and performance of the departments and...