Author: Vincent Milano

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U.S. Strategy to Anticipate, Prevent, and Respond to Atrocities Released

In May 2016, President Obama issued Executive Order 13729: A Comprehensive Approach to Atrocity Prevention and Response, which states, “preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.” Building on this idea, the U.S. Government has just released its...

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Advancing Climate Action Through Partnerships

As the impacts of climate change are felt throughout the country, FEMA’s Resilient Nation Partnership Network (RNPN) along with NASA have released a new report, Building Alliances for Climate Action: Advancing Climate Action Through Partnerships. The RNPN is a diverse network represented by over 1500 organizations with the goal of...

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Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists’ Use of Emerging Technologies

In a recent report published by the Global Network on Extremism and Technology, researchers investigate how racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists are using new technologies in comparison with the Islamic State. Titled, Learning from Foes: How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State’s Use of Emerging...

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White House Action Plan on Global Water Security

The White House has recently released the Biden-Harris Administration’s Action Plan on Global Water Security. Recognizing the importance of water security worldwide, the Action Plan seeks to emphasize the link between water security and national security. As stated in the Plan, water security “implies sustainable access to safe drinking water,...

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‘Does Averting a School Attack Ensure That the Threat of Violence Has Been Mitigated?’

“Does averting a school attack ensure that the threat of violence has been mitigated?” This is the question researchers investigate in a new study released by the National Policing Institute. In seeking to answer this question, the authors analyze a case study revolving around two events that took place in...

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2022 National Drug Control Strategy Released

The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy has recently released the inaugural National Drug Control Strategy for the Biden administration. To combat the epidemic of drug use, the Strategy focuses on two “critical drivers” of overdose in the U.S.: untreated addiction and drug trafficking. Ultimately, the primary goal...

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Advancing Equity Through the Federal Government

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. To promote equal opportunity, the order called upon federal agencies to assess their own policies and programs for inequities, and develop plans to address them. Now over a...