Author: Kendall Scherr

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Report Card: DHS Publishes National Fusion Center Assessment

From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the 2017 National Network of Fusion Centers: Final Report is the culmination of self-reported data from the 2017 assessment from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (F/SLTT) entities, as well as homeland security and public safety organizations. Overall, fusion centers continue to make...

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Crossing the (AI) Border: The Use of Bots in Canada’s Immigration System

What’s the human risk of using non-human decision making for a nationwide immigration and refugee system? That’s the question that the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) is asking. The IHRP and the Citizen Lab, both entities at the University of Toronto, recently collaborated to publish “Bots at the Gate: A...

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President Trump Releases the 2018 National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Yesterday, the White House published the National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States of America. The Executive Summary sets the landscape that “we remain a nation at war”, but claims that the new strategy will provide a path to victory. In a nod to the nation’s global partners in...

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Safeguarding America’s Democracy: Proposals for Reform

The National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy, a division of the Brennan Center for Justice, has published Proposals for Reform, a report concerned about the rapidly decreasing guardrails of unwritten rules and norms that usually underpin the foundation of American democracy. The Task Force is a nonpartisan...