Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog


September 11, 2001: 15 Years Later

Day in and day out the librarians and content analysts of the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) walk past an image that hangs on the wall of our break room.  The image is actually two images.  On the top is a picture of the New York City skyline with the...


Leveraging Twitter Against the Islamic State

As we all know, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria readily exploits social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to further their violent extremist agenda. They have recruited individuals, tracked and located military personnel, and broadcast their propaganda and achievements. From this perspective it seems like they are winning...