Timeline of Homeland Security Events and Milestones

2018

Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

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February 14, 2018: At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, Florida, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on both students and faculty, killing more than a dozen.

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2014

NIST releases First Cybersecurity Framework

February 12, 2014: “Created through collaboration between industry and government, the voluntary Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk.” — National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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2013

Christopher Dorner Shootings and Manhunt

February 3-12, 2013: Former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner began a manifesto-fueled rampage, targeting civilians and law enforcement alike. The incident left four dead and several wounded across multiple counties and involved law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions.

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2012

2012 U.S. Drought/Heatwave

January-December 2012: The 2012 drought is the most extensive drought to affect the U.S. since the 1930s. Moderate to extreme drought conditions affected more than half the country for a majority of 2012.

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2010

Austin Plane Crash

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February 18, 2010: Andrew Joseph Stack deliberately flew his small single engine aircraft into the Echelon I office building which housed an IRS office in Austin, Texas.

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2003

National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace

February 14, 2003: The George W. Bush White House released the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as part of an overall effort to protect the Nation and to “to engage and empower Americans to secure the portions of cyberspace that they own, operate, control, or with which they interact.”

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1993

World Trade Center Bombing

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February 26, 1993: A bomb exploded in a rented moving truck that was parked in the garage beneath the World Trade Center that resulted in a 100-foot crater that was several stories deep and several stories higher.

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