Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Progress Report on the Climate Security Plan for America

The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG), a group of senior military, national security, and intelligence leaders chaired by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and Elliott School of International Affairs, has released a report that assesses the progress that the Biden Administration has made towards achieving climate security. This...

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GAO Releases Strategic Plan for 2022-2027

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the GAO 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Goals and Objectives for Serving Congress and the Nation. Published every four years, this report guides the agency’s efforts to help legislators oversee federal operations and address the most important national issues facing our society and government....

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Assessing Truth: A RAND Study of Human Cognitive Processing

RAND Corporation has released Individual Differences in Resistance to Truth Decay: Exploring the Role of Reasoning and Cognitive Biases, a report stemming from RAND’s Initiative, “Countering Truth Decay.” The term “Truth Decay” is defined as, a societal phenomenon indicated by four key sociocultural trends: heightened disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations...

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2021 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report for 2021. Their 2021 Internet Crime Report outlines information related to the 847,376 complaints of suspected cybercrime, with reported losses at $6.9 billion, that they received throughout the year. According to IC3 data, phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams, and...

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 health data and...

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In Focus: Disaster Workforce Resilience

New In Focus now available on Disaster Workforce Resilience. A collection of resources that focuses on building an inclusive emergency management workforce to better serve diverse communities. This list includes strategic plans and guides to aid in the recruitment and retention of women and people of color in federal, state, and...

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DHS Releases Domestic Violent Extremism Internal Review: Observations, Findings, and Recommendations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently released a report of their Internal Review of Domestic Violent Extremism within DHS. Using the definition provided from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s report on Domestic Violent Extremism Poses Heightened Threat in 2021, a domestic violent extremist is defined...

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2022 Annual Threat Assessment Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released their Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2022. This annual report focuses on the worldwide threats to U.S. national security for the upcoming year, and specifically “provides the Intelligence Community’s (IC’s) baseline assessments of the most...