Tagged: policy

DNI Releases 2014 National Intelligence Strategy

Today, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R. Clapper published the 2014 National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, the document that defines the priorities of the Intelligence Community (IC). Published quadrennially, the strategy document addresses vision, mission objectives, enterprise objectives, and ethics principles for the community,...

New Executive Order Modifies Communicable Disease Quarantine Inclusions

Executive Order (EO) 13674 of July 31, 2014, publishes a revised list of quarantinable communicable diseases, modifying EO 13295. “Based upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Acting Surgeon General, and for the purposes set forth in section 1 of Executive Order...

Delaying Action on Climate Change Could Cause “Substantial Economic Damage,” Says White House Report

The Obama Administration has already implemented a number of climate change policies in the last year to combat phenomena such as global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, but what are the economic costs of delaying further action? The White House released today a report from the Council Economic of Advisers...

2014 National Drug Control Policy: Steps in the Right Direction

On July 9th, The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy. Released annually, The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy builds on the previous four Strategies, and serves as the Nation’s blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences. While it is similar...

DHS Addresses “Evolving Landscape” of Homeland Security Threats in 2014 QHSR

Four years ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review which laid out “the vision, five mission areas, and goals and objectives for homeland security.” This week, DHS released its second quadrennial review which sets DHS’ homeland security goals for the next four years....

Minor Offenses: The Growing Issue of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” at U.S. Borders

An issue that is now at the forefront of U.S. immigration policy is the influx and apprehension of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) at the U.S./Mexico border. The arrival of UAC, or undocumented migrant children unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, poses a unique challenge to the work of U.S. border...

CBP Releases Updated Use of Force Policy Handbook

Following a series of external reviews of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use of force policies, CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske released last week a revised version of CBP’s “Use of Force Policy, Guidelines and Procedures Handbook.” The updates to the handbook were driven in large part by...

EPA Adds New Indicators in Updated Climate Change Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today the 2014 update of its ongoing report, “Climate Change Indicators in the United States.” The report maintains that the Earth’s climate is indeed changing and that there are 30 main indicators of that change in the United States. The report’s discussion of...

Energizing the Economy: White House Report Details Path to Sustainable Growth

Today, the White House released a report, “An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” which discusses President Obama’s strategy for the domestic energy sector and the transformations that have taken place since the President took office. Meeting the challenges of climate change and securing sustainable cost...

Opportunity for All: The President’s FY2015 Budget Fact Sheet

The White House released a Fact Sheet on the President’s budget for fiscal year 2015, Opportunity for All: Building a 21st Century Infrastructure, which is a summary of the “roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility.” The president plans to lean on bipartisan...