Author: Julia West

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COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, established by the Council on Criminal Justice, released an interim report addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the justice system. This report provides a set of recommendations for immediate action in helping the justice system to manage the current crisis....

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Foreign Intelligence Threat: Increasing Awareness

The FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) released a short film to increase awareness of foreign intelligence threats. Based on true events, the 30-minute movie, called “The Nevernight Connection,” depicts a fictional story of a former U.S. Intelligence Community official being targeted by a foreign intelligence service...

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National Insider Threat Awareness Month

September is National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NIATM). In a joint effort between the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), the...

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Fighting Coronavirus Mis/Disinformation Online

The Center for American Progress (CAP) issued a report on online disinformation and misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic. Titled “Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation and Disinformation: Preventive Product Recommendations for Social Media Platforms,” the report examines the emerging threat of false or misleading online information to public health. Furthermore, as argued by...

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Police Officer Safety Training: A National Survey

The National Police Foundation released a new report, National Survey on Officer Safety Training: Findings and Implications, drawing from the Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative created by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The primary goal of the Initiative is to “increase...

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Final Report on Russian Interference in 2016 Elections

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the fifth and final report, Counterintelligence Threats and Vulnerabilities, on the Committee’s bipartisan investigation of Russian 2016 election interference. The new volume focuses on the counterintelligence threat posed by the Russian influence operation preceding the 2016 election. In particular, the report...

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Rise of Pro-Chinese Inauthentic Networks

Graphika released a new report highlighting the emerging threat of pro-Chinese inauthentic networks. According to the report, a pro-Chinese political spam network, named Spamouflage Dragon for using spam as camouflage, started conducting disinformation operations on various social media platforms. The rise in English-language videos attacking American policy and the administration...

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COVID-19 and Aviation: Framework for Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government issued guidance to airports and airlines on how to minimize public health risks without compromising aviation security while preparing for an increase in travel volume. The new report published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and...

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Violence Against Health Care: Research Analysis

As part of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Health Care in Danger Initiative, RAND Europe in collaboration with Elrha published a new report, “Researching Violence Against Health Care: Gaps and Priorities.” The report identifies key elements that are currently missing in research on violence against health care....