Tagged: DHS

Integrated Cargo Security Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canada Border Services Agency have released the Integrated Cargo Security Strategy (ICSS), which is “aimed at identifying and resolving security concerns as early as possible in the supply chain or at the perimeter, with the expectation that this will allow us to...

Resilience Within the Department of Homeland Security Workforce

“A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Front Line” The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released a report detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to address stress and morale within its ranks and to improve resilience at DHS. From...

Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Aspen Institute and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania have released their Task Force Report on Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Nearly a decade after the 9/11 Commission issued its report on the greatest act of terrorism on...

Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Community of Practice Goes Live July 15th

On Monday, July 15th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched its Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Community of Practice (CoP). “The CoP is a collaboration site for emergency management and homeland security professionals to contribute to the QHSR.” The QHSR was mandated by Congress after the passage of the...

OIG Report: DHS Must Do More to Meet Its Cybersecurity Responsibilities

The The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report titled, DHS Can Take Actions to Address Its Additional Cybersecurity Responsibilities. The report “contains six recommendations aimed at addressing the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s [NPPD] cybersecurity responsibilities to improve the security...

National Planning Frameworks

The Department of Homeland Security has released three National Planning Frameworks this month, including the National Response Framework, the National Mitigation Framework, and the National Prevention Framework. These three documents are part of a series of five National Planning Frameworks which “document the roles and responsibilities of the whole community...

DHS and Super Bowl Security

As Super Bowl XLVI approaches, the question of security inevitably arises. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano was in New Orleans on Wednesday to finalize security preparations for the upcoming Super Bowl. DHS is providing security assistance to local officials. The Washington Post’s ‘Federal Eye’ posed a number...

Congressional Research Service on ‘Defining Homeland Security’

Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations The Congressional Research Service has released a report entitled, ‘Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations’. In an update to an April 3, 2012 report under the same title, the author states that a single definition for “homeland security” still does not exist...

Oversight Report: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities

Today, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released an oversight report titled, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities.” According to the report, since 2003, more than $35 billion dollars has been spent on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant programs. “This report examines the...

Report Condemns Ineffectiveness of Fusion Centers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released today the culmination of its two-year investigation on fusion centers and the counterterrorism intelligence these provided in a report entitled, Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers. During this time, the Subcommittee reviewed over 80,000 pages of...