Author: HSDL Staff

Indicators of Climate Change in California

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the California Environmental Protection Agency has released its newest report entitled, Indicators of Climate Change in California. The report examines the many facets of climate change in California, including the causes of climate change, the rate of change over time, and the...

Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits to Agriculture and Rural Communities

The White House has released a report on the Senate’s Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744). This bipartisan act aims to provide a path to citizenship for unauthorized farm workers through work. The report cites surveys which describe a picture of the role that illegal immigrants...

Report on the National Network of Fusion Centers

Last week, Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee , and Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence , released a Majority Staff Report entitled “The National Network of Fusion Centers.” The report analyzes the effectiveness of fusion centers across the nation...

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage

The Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee, Inc. have published a report on the Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage. From the report: “Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call ‘the greatest transfer of wealth in human history,’ or is it what...

Targeted Technologies: Protecting the Nation Against the Threat of Stolen Tech

As our ability to share information increases every year, so too does the threat that our sensitive or secret technologies will be stolen by other nations. It is an important national security issue that requires accurate reporting in order to address issues related to stolen tech. The United States Defense...

Mapping Arms Data (MAD)

The Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) and the Igarapé Institute have released an interactive visualization tool mapping out the global trade in small arms, light weapons, and ammunition from 1992 to 2011. This tool “reveals patterns and trends in the global trade of arms and ammunition, and draws attention...

Consequences of Criminal Conviction in the United States: An Inventory

The American Bar Association (ABA), in association with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), has made it easier to research the consequences of a criminal conviction in the United States with the release of its database, the National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction. ABA has ventured to make...

Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Community of Practice Goes Live July 15th

On Monday, July 15th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched its Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Community of Practice (CoP). “The CoP is a collaboration site for emergency management and homeland security professionals to contribute to the QHSR.” The QHSR was mandated by Congress after the passage of the...