Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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New Strategy on Collaborative Migration Management Released

The National Security Council has released the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy, the first of its kind focused on “strengthening cooperative efforts to manage safe, orderly, and humane migration in North and Central America.” A related White House Fact Sheet is also available.  According to the Strategy,     The United States has strong national security, economic, and humanitarian...

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Biden Administration Releases Central American Migration Root Causes Strategy

The National Security Council has released the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America, a document aimed at tailoring American engagement in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to more effectively stem migration.  According to Vice President Kamala Harris’ opening cover message, the Strategy “lays out a framework to use the policy, resources, and...

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Remote Working and (In)security Report Released

The UK’s Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) has released Remote Working and (In)security, a new report exploring the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the evolving cyber threat landscape on employees and their wellbeing.    The document begins with an overview of existing literature exploring 1) remote work and employee wellbeing, 2) cybersecurity, and 3)...

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Threats to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to begin on July 23, Recorded Future has released a new report outlining potential threats and threat actors to the 2020 Games. Titled Threats to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the first section of the report analyses Cyber Operations Targeting the Olympics...

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A Guide to Building Private-Public Partnerships

FEMA recently released Building Private-Public Partnerships to establish support, and maintain mutually beneficial arrangements and jurisdictions between the public sector and private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders. Private-public partnerships (P3s) help community stakeholders at all levels increase resilience, beginning at local and state levels. The document highlights the...

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Surgeon General’s Advisory: Confronting Health Misinformation

The Office of the Surgeon General has released an advisory titled, Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment, “urging all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” The advisory gives guidance on what constitutes misinformation,...

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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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Data Released on Veterans Facing Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released Food Insecurity Among Working-Age Veterans, a report detailing how food security amongst working-age veterans compares with that of nonveterans. The report also provides an analysis on which veteran demographics are most impacted. Veterans with a disability, with education less than a high school...