Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Islamic State and a Pattern of Violence

A new background report from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland provides a detailed breakdown of the history of attacks by ISIL predecessors, affiliates, and inspired persons. The Islamic State has gathered an international following, with affiliate groups popping...

National K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

The National K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will being on October 6, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The importance of cybersecurity in nearly all aspects of homeland defense and security cannot be understated, and a new generation of security professionals need the proper training and opportunities to meet future challenges. The National K12...

August Terror Threat Snapshot

The House Homeland Security Committee has released its August “Terror Threat Snapshot,” a monthly update on the latest terror threat assessment in the US and around the world. Included in the “Snapshot” are arrest reports in the past month, disrupted plots from around the globe, and highlights about prominent terrorist groups....

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National Institute of Justice Hosts Seminar on Preventing Gun Violence

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting a seminar titled “Preventing Gun Violence: Understanding Law Enforcement Responses and Improving Multi-disciplinary Partnership for Peace” on Wednesday, August 24th in Washington DC. The NIJ periodically organizes seminars that feature research pertaining to current policies and practices. The seminar will feature four...

ICT’s International Conference on Counter-Terrorism

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism will open their 16th International Conference: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism on the evening of September 11th, 2016 with a ceremony to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The conference, being held in Herzliya, Israel, will continue through the 15th with the overall theme of “Unpuzzling Terrorism,”...

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You Sunk My Battleship!

Which military bases are at risk of flooding? The Union of Concerned Scientists have compiled a collection of 18 fact sheets, each concerning the 18 military installations that are at the most risk of losing valuable land. From rising seas to storm surge, hurricanes and climate change are exposing infrastructure, training...