Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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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,...

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Hate Crimes, Mass Casualty Attacks, and BIAS in America

The University of Maryland‘s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has released a new project evaluating the characteristics of mass casualty offenders (perpetrators who plan/execute an attack with the intention to kill or injure four or more people) and non-mass casualty offenders (perpetrators of...

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Antisemitism and Violent Extremism in America

The George Washington University’s Program on Extremism along with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center have released a new paper exploring the connection between antisemitism and violent extremism in the United States. Titled, Antisemitism as an Underlying Precursor to Violent Extremism in American Far-Right and Islamist Contexts, the...

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National Strategy for Domestic and International Issues

The Aspen Institute has released Domestic & International (Dis)Order: A Strategic Response, a report providing response recommendations for current domestic and international issues in the U.S. Specifically, the report focuses on “the rising domestic tensions in the United States; the future of U.S.-China relations given China’s increasing assertiveness; the global economic...

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Analysis of U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Released

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness has recently released ‘130,000 – 210,000 Avoidable COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Deaths – and Counting – in the U.S.,’ an analysis of U.S. COVID-19 related deaths. With more than 217,000 coronavirus-related fatalities, the United States now has the highest number of coronavirus-related fatalities worldwide....