Tagged: community

2013 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, March 12, 2013 Today, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on current and projected national security threats to the U.S. The Director...

Best Practices for Using Social Media to Engage the ‘Community’ on Preparedness

Community Engagement Guidance and Best Practices Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report outlining ways in which social media can be used to engage the community on preparedness. The report was created by the by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate...

Guide to Improving Your Community’s Awareness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered “to develop community-based strategies and tools to improve the public’s awareness and reporting of suspicious activity.” The guide Resource Guide to Improve Your Community’s Awareness and Reporting of Suspicious Activity for Law Enforcement and Community...

Racial and Religious Profiling of South Asian New Yorkers

A coalition of seven New York City organizations representing South Asian New Yorkers has released the findings of its study based upon allegations of religious and racial profiling by immigration officials, local law enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Transportation Safety Administration officers. Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM);...

‘Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership’

A new study by The Urban Institute examines risk factors for “delinquency, violence and gang membership within Latino immigrant communities”. Entitled, “Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership: Using a Neighborhood Framework to Examine the Influence of Network Composition and Structure in a Latino Community” , this project sought to answer...

FEMA Seeks Community Input on National Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting community input using an online collaboration tool on four working drafts of the National Planning Frameworks and the initial draft of the Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan, which are part of Presidential Policy Directive 8/PPD-8: National Preparedness. “This forum provides an opportunity...

FEMA Takes a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes that a government-centric approach to emergency management is not enough to meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident. FEMA’s new report A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action focuses on the fact that FEMA is only...

FEMA Launches New Think Tank

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched a new forum to facilitate discussion in the field of emergency management called the FEMA Think Tank. “FEMA recognizes that the best solutions to the challenges we face are generated by the people and the communities who are closest to these challenges....

New Report on Espionage and the Theft of US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace

Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace: Report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage, 2009-2011 This annual report to congress highlights the threat to the United States from foreign economic collection and espionage in cyberspace. The report was compiled by the Office of the National Counterintelligence...