Tagged: national security

Climate Change and Its Effect on National Security

Over the past decade, extreme weather conditions have continued to escalate with pockets of devastation across the United States. These conditions, sparked by long-term changes in climate, put stress on local areas to deal with disasters. However, the instability brought from increasing catastrophes also has far reaching effects across social,...

President Obama’s Interest in Big Data Analyses

The President has expressed interest in how analyses of big data (also known as big data analyses or BDA) can improve emergency preparedness and overall national security. As a result, the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) drafted a Report to the President on Big Data Analytics. The report first...

National Health Security Preparedness Index

One aspect of Homeland Security that is often overlooked is public health.  Since December 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, combined with more than 30 other organizations, has produced an annual index of public health. The National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) is the result.  NHSPI aims to give...

Nine Lessons for Navigating National Security

The Center for a New American Security published their report regarding new Presidential administrations and National Security. Through this report, having a foundation built upon historical insights, steps are given “in logical though not necessarily priority order,” for the next administration in 2017. It is important to note that the months between...

Cybersecurity National Action Plan

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming the most pertinent issue in the field of Homeland Security. The digital age continues to expand into every aspect of our daily lives.  Businesses, social connections, and the economy flourish due to the increasing inter-connectivity; however, this connectivity presents a multitude of threats that continue to...

Terror Threat Snapshot: New Year, Same Story

Though early into 2016, Terrorism has already impacted the new year. Recent attacks, such as the officer shooting in Philadelphia, explosions in Jakarta, and a suicide bombing in Istanbul, demonstrate that few changes are in store for 2016 when it comes to the use of terror as a strategy. With...

Tensions and Temperatures are Rising: How the DOD is Anticipating Climate Change

Preparation for the potential implications of climate change can be seen across most sectors throughout the U.S. Stakeholders in government, energy, and transportation among others are analyzing how their operations will be affected by not only changing climate patterns, but also by corresponding legislation that could be passed to stifle...