Author: Jenna Hillhouse

In Focus: Impeachment

New In Focus now available on Impeachment. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing overviews and history of the impeachment process in the US government. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.  

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In Focus: Ransomware

New In Focus now available on Ransomware. From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world: See CISA’s Awareness Briefings on Combating Ransomware, Joint Ransomware Statement, and CISA Insights – Ransomware Outbreak. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware,...

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In Focus: 5G and National Security

New In Focus now available on 5G and National Security. From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Use of 5G components manufactured by untrusted companies could expose U.S. entities to risks introduced by malicious software and hardware, counterfeit components, and component flaws caused by poor manufacturing processes and maintenance...

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In Focus: Extreme Heat

New In Focus now available on Extreme Heat. From Ready.gov: Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above...

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In Focus: Violence Against Indigenous Persons

New In Focus now available on Violence Against Indigenous Persons. From the Association on American Indian Affairs: Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, and sex trafficking disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples. The focus has been on Indigenous women and girls, but these issues also affect indigenous men and boys. These...

In Focus: Workplace Violence

New In Focus now available on Workplace Violence, with resources that address the threat or action of “physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” (OSHA) According the Bureau f Labor Statistics,  there were 458 fatal workplace injuries in 2017 that were results of...

In Focus: Human Trafficking

New In Focus now available on Human Trafficking, with resources that address this crime which affects millions of men, women, and children every year in countries around the world, including the United States. According the International Labour Organization,  “At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million...