Author: Leena Oh

In Focus: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

New In Focus now available on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). On March 26, 2019, the President issued Executive Order 13865 on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP). This In Focus includes resources for further reading on this topic. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL...

In Focus: Countering Violent Extremism

New In Focus now available on Countering Violent Extremism. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “The term ‘countering violent extremism,’ or CVE, refers to proactive actions to counter efforts by extremists to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize followers to violence. Fundamentally, CVE actions intend to address the conditions and reduce the...

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In Focus: Digital Assistants

New In Focus now available on Digital Assistants, with resources that address the cyber-vulnerabilities of smart devices and how users can protect themselves when adding one to their home. In 2018, sales for smart devices such as the Amazon Echo, and Google Home topped over 90 million. Add to that, businesses are...

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In Focus: Government Shutdown

New In Focus available with resources on the potential Government Shutdown. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.

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In Focus: Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis

New In Focus available with resources on Fentanyl and the Opioid Crisis. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on the continuing crisis of fentanyl and opioid addiction in the...

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In Focus: Asylum and the Border

New In Focus available with resources on Asylum and the Border. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on immigration, asylum and border security issues. More information in general is...

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In Focus: Wildfires

New In Focus available with resources on Wildfires. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on wildfires as well as information specific to the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires. More...

Critical Releases

Published every two weeks, HSDL Critical Releases are a brief, targeted collection of recently released documents of particular interest or potential importance to the homeland security community.

Findings of Investigation into Baltimore Police Department Released, Agreement Reached

On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced “that it found reasonable cause to believe that the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) engages in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution as well as federal anti-discrimination laws.”  As noted in the press release,...