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Is Youth Violence Preventable?

In a recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), authors Sarah Bast and Victoria DeSimone examine the question of whether or not the pathways to violence can be disrupted, specifically with regard to youth. The report, “Youth Violence Prevention in the United States: Examining International Terrorists,...

Whole Community, Any Hazard: The Updated National Planning Frameworks

FEMA’s newly updated National Planning Frameworks were released late last week, including updates to comply with PPD-21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, and EO 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, among others. The five frameworks, Prevention; Protection; Mitigation; Response; and Recovery, were last updated in May of 2013 and aim to foster a...

2015 National Preparedness Report

In 2011, President Obama issued the  Presidential Policy Directive 8/PPD-8: National Preparedness with the goals of “strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the nation.” The President’s directive, summed up in...

Terrorism Prevention and Training Within State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

The events on 9/11 brought drastic change to the United States in numerous ways. Today, Americans look towards law enforcement agencies now, more than ever, for a feeling of safety. Knowing that the FBI agency has been trained in counterterrorism, the question lies as to how our state, local, and...

Putting Out the Mystery of Fire Incident Causes: NASFM Gives Fire Incident Reporting a Facelift

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation has released a report focusing on these burning questions: why do so many fire incident causes remain undetermined, and how can they improve the system of reporting? The report is called “Conquering the ‘Unknowns’: Research and Recommendations...

Human Trafficking Addressed in New Federal Strategic Action Plan

The Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States was released today, and will serve to combat human trafficking by providing guidance for federal agencies in identifying victims of human trafficking, and by providing access to recovery services through coordinated efforts by government...

Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

In February 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) commissioned a panel of experts to conduct research and analysis on gun violence in the United States. The panel’s research culminated this week in a final APA report: “Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy.” The report seeks to “convey research-based conclusions and...

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has released its newest report entitled “Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.” The report describes a new wave of law enforcement capability, predictive policing, that relies on data and innovative software to predict where crime is likely to occur and...