Tagged: threats

Texas Public Safety Threat Overview 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has recently released its Texas Public Safety Threat Overview 2013, a report which examines the threats currently facing the state. According to the report, “Texas faces the full spectrum of threats. The globalization and convergence of crime and terrorism; an unsecure border with...

2013 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, March 12, 2013 Today, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on current and projected national security threats to the U.S. The Director...

Rethinking the National Security Strategy for the United States

Setting Priorities for American Leadership: A New National Security Strategy for the United States A recent report by the Project for a United and Strong America proposes a new National Security Strategy for the United States. From the report’s foreword: “[…] nothing is more important to the future security and...

Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. From the Executive Order: “Repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure demonstrate the need for improved cybersecurity. The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront....

White House Releases National Biosurveillance Strategy

“The ‘National Strategy for Biosurveillance’ sets forth the United States Government approach to strengthen our national biosurveillance enterprise and describes a core set of functions critical to this Strategy’s success.The approach builds on existing biosurveillance concepts and capabilities in seeking to enable more rapid detection, knowledge, and characterization of human,...

Security at the 2012 Olympics

The London Olympics officially begin on Friday, July 27, 2012. In light of this the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) released “Terrorism and the Olympics” a background report on the history of terrorism and the Olympics since 1970. The report found: “The analysis...

Senate Hearing: Current and Projected National Security Threats

Unclassified Statement for the Record on the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, January 31, 2012 Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing titled, “Current and Projected National Security Threats.” The committee has posted the opening statement by...

Improvements Needed for Acquiring Medical Countermeasures to Threats

In this Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the GAO examines the state of stockpiled medical vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tools which would be used in the event of a terrorist attack or other large scale emergency. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise...