Author: Whitney Chavez

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A Guide to Building Private-Public Partnerships

FEMA recently released Building Private-Public Partnerships to establish support, and maintain mutually beneficial arrangements and jurisdictions between the public sector and private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders. Private-public partnerships (P3s) help community stakeholders at all levels increase resilience, beginning at local and state levels. The document highlights the...

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The Boogaloo Movement: 2019-2021

The “Boogaloo Bois/Boys” are a group of anti-government extremists, rooted in anti-authority and anti-police ideology. The Boogaloo movement arose in 2019, gaining increased attention in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and for their response to COVID-19 lockdown measures. The...

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International Survey of Coronavirus News

Since early 2020, news and media have played an especially important role in providing ongoing information about the coronavirus pandemic. News reporters and journalists have done their best to provide credible, trustworthy, and data-driven information which people have been able to use to protect themselves, their families, and communities. Conversely,...

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United States Federal Response to Racially/Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremist Attack Planning, 2014-2019

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University has released Racially/Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremist (RMVE) Attack Planning and United States Federal Response, 2014-2019. Based upon work by the Department of Homeland Security, this report focuses on the growth of domestic terrorism and violent extremism over the five year period of...

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Superspreaders of Malign and Subersive COVID-19 Information in U.S.: Russian and Chinese Efforts

RAND has released Superspreaders of Malign and Subversive Information on COVID-19: Russian and Chinese Efforts Targeting the United States. This report describes COVID-19 information manipulation by Russia and China targeting U.S. audiences for the first half of 2020. Although the two countries differ in their principal goals; Russia aiming to...

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WHO: A Study of SARS-CoV-2 Origins in China

In WHO-convened Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part released by the World Health Organization (WHO), SARS-CoV-2 surveillance data and virus cases reported in China are analyzed as far back as late 2019. Specifically, surveillance of morbidity due to pneumonia in and around Wuhan. Molecular sequence data suggests the...