Author: Vincent Milano

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....

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U.S. National Counterintelligence Strategy

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center has released the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America for 2020-2022 (Strategy). This Strategy updates the last released in 2016, and offers new viewpoints and methods for dealing with foreign intelligence threats to the nation. Since 2016 the foreign counterintelligence landscape...

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2019 National Preparedness Report Released

FEMA has released its 2019 National Preparedness Report for calendar year 2018, which “summarizes the progress made and challenges that remain in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats, hazards and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the...

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2017 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics Released

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics has released its annual report of immigration statistics, the 2017 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (2017 Yearbook). The data presented in the 2017 Yearbook goes back as far as the 1860’s, consisting of measurements in the following subject matter: Lawful Permanent Residents,...