Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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In Focus: Food Insecurity in America

New In Focus now available on Food Insecurity in America. A collection of reports focused on the nation’s households’ inability to “provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life” (Feeding America).  The list specifically focuses on the effect that COVID-19 has had on households’ food supply and...

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Transnational Connections of Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism

The threat of the extreme right-wing (XRW) is rising and expanding globally, according to a new report released by the Counter Extremism Project. Titled Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism – Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures, the study analyses the XRW threat and “its growing transnational connectivity (i.e., extending...

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Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) has recently published a special edition release, Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism. This special edition is separated into two volumes featuring a variety of publications that explore the past and present in counter-terrorism research. Volume I: Reflections from the Last Decade presents five counter-terrorism publications selected from...

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Global Terrorism Index 2020

The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in collaboration with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) led by the University of Maryland has released its Global Terrorism Index 2020 report.  The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) analyzes “the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7 per...

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NORAD: 65 Years Preparing for Santa

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has recently released the Official NORAD Santa Tracker focused on monitoring the whereabouts of a single repeat airspace violator. This culprit ignores airspace regulations and consistently invades homes on a global scale. Data collected over the years has identified the transgressor as a...

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World Disasters Report 2020 Released

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released their World Disasters Report 2020: Come Heat or High Water, which analyzes the disastrous global ramifications of climate change on a humanitarian level. “The frequency and intensity of climatological events are increasing substantially, with more category 4...

Remote Work in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

The American Enterprise Institute has released a new report The Trade-Offs of Remote Work: Building a More Resilient Workplace for the Post-COVID-19 World which explores the ways in which the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has changed the traditional work culture in the US.   The report begins with an assessment of trade-offs made...

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In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

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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FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Hate Crimes

The FBI has released 2019 Hate Crime Statistics, which provides statistics and data on the following: “Incidents and Offenses”; “Victims”; “Offenders”; “Location Type”; and “Hate Crime by Jurisdiction.” This analysis included responses from 15,588 law enforcement agencies with only 2,172 reporting hate crime offenses. A total of 7,314 “hate crime incidents” where...

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COVID-19: Implications for First Responders

As part of an ongoing research project to monitor and mitigate the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on public safety, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland has released a new training presentation COVID-19: Implications for First Responders. In addition to the slides,...