Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

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CHDS Self-Study Courses

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) has a large library of self-study courses available to explore; some new and some re-vamped. These non-credit courses, created by subject matter experts, are available to “U.S. citizens who are local, tribal, state and federal U.S. government officials; members of...

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Imitators or Innovators? Comparing Salafi-Jihadist and White Supremacist Attack Planning in the United States

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University released a report titled “Imitators or Innovators? Comparing Salafi-Jihadist and White Supremacist Attack Planning in the United States,” by Bennett Clifford and Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens. This report draws a comparison between two extremist groups: white supremacists and Salafi-jihadists. While literature on the matter...

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Gaming and Extremism: Literature Review

The Extremism and Gaming Research Network (EGRN) released an annotated bibliography on various literature associated with extremism and online gaming titled “State of Play: Reviewing the Literature on Gaming & Extremism.” The goal of EGRN is to shed light on the harmful ways that violent extremist organizations are using online...

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DHS Equity Action Plan

On January 20, 2021, U.S. President Joseph Biden released the Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. With this order, federal agencies are charged with the task of evaluating their various programs and policies to ensure they are meeting the new standards...

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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...