Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has released the annual Hate Crime Statistics report for 2018. Highlighting a slight decline in hate crime incidents, the report identifies 7,120 crimes in 2018, as opposed to 7,175 reported crimes last year. The majority of crimes are single-bias (7,036), involving 8,646 victims. The largest...

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NORAD: Tracking Santa Since 1955

Where is Santa Claus? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada joint organization which defends the homeland by monitoring and controlling the aerospace. This month, NORAD is temporarily switching its top priority mission…to find Santa’s whereabouts. The tradition, that began in 1955, continues to...

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Global Health Security Threats: Time to Act Now

According to the new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, “the United States remains woefully ill-prepared to respond to global health security threats.” The CSIS Commission urges the U.S. government to address the potential crisis by establishing a doctrine of...

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Impeachment Inquiry Released, Proceedings Advance to Judiciary Committee

The anticipated Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report has been released by the Democratic Party. The inquiry, led by Adam B. Schiff, Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, finds that President Trump not only violated the office of the President of the United States by seeking foreign intervention in an election...

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Surveillance: A Threat to Human Rights

Amnesty International issued a report warning about Facebook and Google’s surveillance practices. According to the new report, the surveillance-based business model poses “a systemic threat to human rights.” As such, Surveillance Giants provides a detailed overview of Facebook and Google’s practices that undermine the right to privacy and threaten freedoms...

HSDL: Focusing on Pressing Issues and Beyond

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) hosted the 12th Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit in Monterey, California on October 30th to November 1st. The theme for this year’s event was “Public Interest Security: Leveraging Education to Connect Policy and Operations with American...

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2019 Report on Stress in America

The American Psychological Association released “Stress in America 2019,” an annual survey detailing the prevalence and causes of stress across the country. This survey indicates three main issues of concern for the majority of Americans: the upcoming 2020 presidential election, health care, and mass shootings. Of these issues, mass shootings...

FBI Reports on Lone Offender Terrorism

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Behavioral Threat Assessment Center released the Lone Offender Terrorism Report reviewing 52 lone offender terrorist attacks committed in the United States between 1972 and 2015. The study focuses on the backgrounds, behavioral characteristics, and circumstances surrounding the attacks. Additionally, the report provides an insight into...