Author: Vincent Milano

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DHS Releases Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence: Public Action Plan

In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) outlining the Department’s approach to address increasing threats of targeted violence and terrorism. Now in September 2020, they have released the corresponding Public Action Plan which represents the public...

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TikTok and WeChat: Curating and Controlling Global Information Flow

TikTok and WeChat, two social media platforms run by Chinese companies, are using censorship and heavy content moderation to help further the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) agenda worldwide according to a new report released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Titled TikTok and WeChat: Curating and Controlling Global Information Flow,...

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Resetting the Approach to COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the United States and we see the number of cases rise, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released The Way Forward on COVID-19: A Road Map to Reset the Nation’s Approach to the Pandemic. The AAMC is made up of 172...

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Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now

The National Governors Association has released Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now. This report was developed as a tool for states to ready themselves for future disruption to the American workforce. Workforce disruption refers to any major changes to...

Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan Released

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the nation, the Department of Heath and Human Services has released Health Departments: Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan (the Plan). Its intended purpose is to assist state and local governments in developing case investigation and contact...

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TSA Releases Roadmap for Tackling Insider Threats

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released the Insider Threat Roadmap 2020 (Roadmap), which outlines TSA’s approach to to counter insider threats in the Transportation Systems Sector (TSS). An insider threat is defined as: an individual with authorized access to sensitive areas and/or information, will wittingly or unwittingly misuse or...

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Assessing Risk for a Reopening Business Amidst COVID-19

As restrictions are gradually being lifted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has released the Operational Toolkit for Businesses Considering Reopening or Expanding Operations in COVID-19. Businesses looking to resume operations can use this toolkit to assess and mitigate their risk of transmitting COVID-19....

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Concerns in U.S. Policy for Addressing Propaganda and Disinformation

In a policy paper released by the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, Dr. Haroro J. Ingram argues that the propaganda and disinformation threats of state and non-state actors “threaten not only the stability and security of nations but democracy itself.” Titled Persuade or Perish: Addressing Gaps in the U.S....