Tagged: DHS

Ten Years of Cyber Safety: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The program’s goal is to bring awareness about safety while exploring the vast and sometimes risky internet. Cyber safety is a constantly changing issue, and with the introduction of internet-friendly mobile phones, tablets, and even gaming systems, risks...

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats, Hearing Before the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 11, 2013 On September 11, 2013 the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and...

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...