Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Strengthening National Resiliency During Power Outages

The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released a report based on an in-depth study of physical and cyber risks to critical infrastructure, including the nation’s power grid, drinking water and wastewater systems, transportation, communications, healthcare, and financial systems. Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage: How to strengthen the Capabilities of...

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Global Terrorism Index 2018

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 annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The report represents “a comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries...

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In Focus: Asylum and the Border

New In Focus available with resources on Asylum and the Border. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on immigration, asylum and border security issues. More information in general is...

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New Data on Climate Change in the United States

Upon a mandate by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). In its second volume, the report utilizes the scientific methodology presented in Volume I, the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), 2017. Volume II expands on...

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Introducing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Cybersecurity is a cornerstone of our national security strategy, especially as technology continues to advance. Malicious actors with cyber-capabilities threaten our critical infrastructure, continuity of government, and even private sector companies. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump on November 20,2018 establishes...

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FBI to Launch National Use-of-Force Data Collection

In a November 20th press release, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the pending release of the National Use-of-Force Data Collection. This data collection will allow for the aggregate analysis of incidents in which force was used by law enforcement officers. It is not intended to be a tool for...

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Competing Narratives on Police Use of Force

The Office of Civil Rights Examination (OCRE) presented the results of a study into police use of force in the United States in a report and briefing before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). The report, “Police Use of Force: An Examination of Modern Policing Practices” comes as a...

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In Focus: Wildfires

New In Focus available with resources on Wildfires. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on wildfires as well as information specific to the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires. More...