Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

New Assessment of the DHS Intelligence Enterprise

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul (R-TX), released the Committee’s Majority Staff Report, Reviewing the Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Enterprise: Fighting Terrorism by Addressing Key Gaps. The report provides six key findings and 34 recommendations relating to classification, analysis, handling, and dissemination of sensitive materials. A...

Digital Economics of Cybersecurity: Privacy vs. Growth

The President’s National Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity has released a new publication titled “Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy“. The Commission was established in February 2016 under Executive Order 13718 with the mandate of  enhancing cybersecurity in a way that not only cultivates new technology but also protects...

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You Have Questions, the White House Has Answers: National Security and the Constitution

Recently, the White House released a policy report detailing the constitutional backdrop by which the United States conducts military force overseas.  This document, “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations“, provides insight into several aspects surrounding U.S....