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GAO Releases Strategic Plan for 2022-2027

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the GAO 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Goals and Objectives for Serving Congress and the Nation. Published every four years, this report guides the agency’s efforts to help legislators oversee federal operations and address the most important national issues facing our society and government....

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2022 Annual Threat Assessment Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released their Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2022. This annual report focuses on the worldwide threats to U.S. national security for the upcoming year, and specifically “provides the Intelligence Community’s (IC’s) baseline assessments of the most...

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Examination of U.S. Capitol Police’s Physical Security Efforts for January 6

The U.S. Capitol Police is responsible for protecting the members of Congress, as well as all staff, facilities, and visitors. However, on January 6, 2021, thousands of protestors surrounded the U.S. Capitol, where they attacked and injured several law enforcement officers and eventually breached the building. In light of those...

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U.S. Secret Service Hopes to Prevent Targeted School Violence by Analyzing Averted Plots

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has been expanding their research of targeted violence prevention in communities across the country. In their efforts to demonstrate a path toward preventing school violence in particular, they analyzed 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools from 2006-2018. This report, titled Averting...

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Top Emerging National Security Threats

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report highlighting the most significant threats to American security. GAO utilized survey information provided by 45 government organizations, including the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of State (State), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)....

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Death by Extremism: Looking Back on 2017

Each year, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) collects and tracks data on murders that occur as a result of extremism. In the newly released, “Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2017“, the ADL reports that 2017 represents a decline in deaths by extremism; 34 people were killed compared to...