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DHS Releases RFPs for Border Wall Prototypes

The federal solicitation for the “Southwest Border Wall” is out, and the RFPs contain some surprises on timeline and transparency.

Comparing Wait Times For FOIA Requests

How does Customs and Border Protection stack up against other federal agencies when fulfilling FOIA requests?

Forget About Direct Negotiations Between Israelis and Palestinians

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are ignoring three realities of dispute resolution practices.

The Coming Wave of Returning ISIS Fighters

The time to prepare for threat from returning foreign fighters is now, before ISIS is defeated in Syria and Iraq.

Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

The Administration’s proposed budget cuts to several agencies threaten progress and would make the country less safe.

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on TSA Goes to the Dogs

When it comes to aviation security and cargo screening, until technology is as reliable and effective as a canine’s nose, we need more trained dogs.

Earned Citizenship Fees – Enough to Cover Costs?

A one-time $1,000 fine for illegal immigrants seeking documentation may not be sufficient to cover the costs states and the federal government incur from undocumented residents.

FEMA’s Future – Save the Grants, Partnerships and Children

The congressional hearing on the “Future of FEMA” praised the agency and noted priorities for emergency management and response going forward.

Trump Travel Ban Could Have an Economic Impact

Regardless of whether one supports President Trump’s politics, the economic impact from his recent Executive Order could be real and possibly long lasting.

Trump’s Travel Ban – How Not to Negotiate with Muslims

The Trump administration President Trump needs to consider and understand the essential elements of Muslim and Arab conflict management practices.