Author: Miranda Diebel

The World of Tomorrow and the Rise of Individual Criminal Entrepreneurs

The European Police Office (Europol) presented their view on the future of serious and organized crime in the European Union this month with the report “Exploring Tomorrow’s Organised Crime”. The release of this report comes at an opportune time for EU policymakers. The first full multi-annual policy cycle on serious...

Speaking for the Future: Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Offers Final Recommendations

Most readers will recall where they were when they first heard the news: “Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Leaves 28 Dead”. A wave of grief and horror poured over the American public as the news spread. “On December 14, 2012, one of the most vicious and incomprehensible domestic attacks in American...

Cyber-attack at 35,000ft

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report to congressional requesters titled “FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures the advancement, safety, and regulation of civil aviation, as well as the development of the air traffic control (ATC) system. They...

US Intelligence Community Releases its Worldwide Threat Assessment

Today Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R. Clapper delivered the United States Intelligence Community’s 2015 assessment of threats to US national security. Director Clapper speaks on Global Threats like Cyber, Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation, Space and Counterspace, Transnational Organized Crime, Economics and Natural Resources and Human Security, as...

Examining Weakness in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to Project Future Development and Influence the U.S.-China Relationship

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, RAND Corporation has released a report seeking increase understanding regarding the state of China’s armed forces through extensive primary source analysis and independent analysis. This report, China’s Incomplete Military Transformation: Assessing the Weaknesses of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), attempts to answer several important questions such...

NASEMSO Releases Strategy Document for Improving EMS Preparedness

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Officials (NASEMSO) released on January 29, 2015, its soon-to-be sentinel work, the Emergency Medical Services Domestic Preparedness Improvement Strategy. This strategy document was created through the hard work of a strategy group consisting of representatives of 13 stakeholder organizations representing EMS at the...

Live Broadcast on January 29 of DHS 2015: The Secretary’s Progress Report

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  On January 29, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will present his address, DHS 2015: The Secretary’s Progress Report. This report will highlight the past, present, and future ventures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Aspen Institute Homeland...

GPO Offers a Unique 2015 Counterterrorism Desk Calendar

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is the “Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.” Carrying the responsibility to produce and distribute products for all three branches of the Federal Government, in addition to the...

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Helps Identify Law Enforcement Needs

On December 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a report that details more than 5.6 million criminal offenses in 2013 through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program made this report, NIBRS 2013, to provide information about victims, known offenders and relationships between 23...

Contagion: A look at “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases 2014”

Trust for America’s Health partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to release “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases 2014” this month. The report uses the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) to identify shortcomings in the nation’s ability to manage severe infectious disease threats. The study...