Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Congressional Research Service Reports on COVID-19: Federal Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a series of reports highlighting the most recent developments related to the virus. The reports cover a range of topics, including global issues, public health, economic impacts on individuals and businesses, as well as Executive and Congressional responses....

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Countering Domestic White Supremacy Threat

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University and the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) published a new report, White Supremacist Terror: Modernizing Our Approach to Today’s Threat, highlighting the persistent threat of white supremacy movements in the United States. In particular, it addresses the challenges in...

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Google Releases COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google published an early release of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. These reports provide data-driven insights into changes happening due to work from home, shelter in place, and other initiatives to flatten the pandemic curve. The reports utilize Google Maps technology to identify trends over...

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HSDL Offers Comprehensive Resources on COVID-19

As part of our ongoing mission of collecting and disseminating relevant and important HS related information, the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has developed a special collection focused on the growing threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our new COVID-19 Special Collection includes over 1,800+ resources from leading public health organizations...

In Focus: COVID-19 Journal Resources

New In Focus now available on COVID-19 Journal Resources. A collection of Journals who have made COVID-19 articles Open Access, or free of charge, as a commitment to making research and data on the disease easily accessible, at least while the pandemic is ongoing. Additionally, the list contains selected websites that have also...

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Report from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Last year, the National Defense Authorization Act created the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission to address the continually evolving cyber landscape and strategic dilemma facing the United States. Specifically, the Commission was asked the two following questions: (1) What strategic approach will defend the United States against cyberattacks of significant consequences?...

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Policing Protests: A Guide for Police

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation has released Policing Protests Lessons from the Occupy Movement, Ferguson & Beyond: A Guide for Police which details best practices for law enforcement handling protest movements. The document touches on the history of political protest in the United States, noting “the rapid emergence of the...

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Far-Right Terrorism: Analyzing Roots and Motivations

The Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society released a new report analyzing the nature of contemporary far-right terrorism. Significantly, this type of extremism appears to be on the rise with a significant increase in far-right terrorist attacks across the Western world since 2016-17. Furthermore, as the...