Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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...

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Implementing Drone Programs for Law Enforcement

The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services along with the Police Executive Research Forum have released a new report titled, Roadmap to Implementing an Effective Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program. UAS technology, or drone technology, has been increasingly used by law enforcement entities over the last decade....

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In Focus: Food Insecurity in America

New In Focus now available on Food Insecurity in America. A collection of reports focused on the nation’s households’ inability to “provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life” (Feeding America).  The list specifically focuses on the effect that COVID-19 has had on households’ food supply and...

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Transnational Connections of Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism

The threat of the extreme right-wing (XRW) is rising and expanding globally, according to a new report released by the Counter Extremism Project. Titled Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism – Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures, the study analyses the XRW threat and “its growing transnational connectivity (i.e., extending...

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Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) has recently published a special edition release, Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism. This special edition is separated into two volumes featuring a variety of publications that explore the past and present in counter-terrorism research. Volume I: Reflections from the Last Decade presents five counter-terrorism publications selected from...

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Global Terrorism Index 2020

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 Global Terrorism Index 2020 report.  The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) analyzes “the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7 per...

Santa Tracker

NORAD: 65 Years Preparing for Santa

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has recently released the Official NORAD Santa Tracker focused on monitoring the whereabouts of a single repeat airspace violator. This culprit ignores airspace regulations and consistently invades homes on a global scale. Data collected over the years has identified the transgressor as a...