Tagged: department of homeland security

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Final Report of the Disinformation Best Practices and Safeguards Subcommittee

Disinformation poses a serious threat to many critical missions of the United States. It has been used to undermine public confidence in election security, defraud disaster victims by malicious actors pretending to be FEMA, and disrupt the operations of various government agencies. In May 2022, the Secretary of Homeland Security...

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DHS Equity Action Plan

On January 20, 2021, U.S. President Joseph Biden released the Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. With this order, federal agencies are charged with the task of evaluating their various programs and policies to ensure they are meeting the new standards...

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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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White House Climate Change Priorities: Foreign Policy and National Security

The impacts of global climate change are evident in nearly every region of the world. These impacts disrupt important aspects of society, including public health, food distribution, and water supply. Wildfires are becoming more frequent, and the world is suffering extraordinary levels of drought. Furthermore, the effects of climate change...

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FEMA Releases COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance

As the 2021 Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons as well as the peak Western wildfire season are fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released new guidance for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials as they prepare for another year of response and recovery operations amidst the COVID-19...

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New Recommendations for DHS

The Atlantic Council’s Scorcroft Center for Strategy and Security has released Future of DHS Project: Key Findings and Recommendations, a report designed to address issues within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A key recommendation of the report is to have the DHS refocus its main mission to nonmilitary threats....

DHS Releases Report to Help Combat Illicit Trade

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods which provides best practices for the U.S. Government and private sector stakeholders to combat illicit trade. According to the report “despite public and private efforts to-date, the online availability of counterfeit and pirated goods continues...