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S&T Develops Terrorism Prevention Research Findings Dashboard

DHS S&T released a free, publicly accessible research findings dashboard hosting more than 1,500 catalogued terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents.

Vance Taylor FEMA PrepTalk: ‘We Succeed or Fail Together’

In emergency preparedness, we need to integrate people with access and functional needs within each phase of planning.

Doug Fears Named Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor

President Trump has named U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral (Select) Doug Fears as homeland security and counterterrorism adviser.

Two Minutes to Doomsday – Time for Nunn-Lugar 2.0

By Tim Stephens, Kimothy Smith and David Olive
Talks of denuclearizing North Korea may create the momentum for a new method of addressing the frightening growth of chemical and biological weapons around the world.

Federal Air Marshall Service Director Rod Allison Announces Retirement

Roderick Allison, the Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service, announced his intention to retire this summer after 33 years in federal service.

Trump Tweets DHS Sec. Nielsen Could be Fired Next! Really?!

For Security Debrief’s 9th annual April Fools coverage, we’ve collected stories the rest of the media somehow missed…

Remarks from VP Pence at DHS 15th Anniversary Event

On March 1, 2018, Vice President Mike Pence delivered an address at a Department of Homeland Security event celebrating the department’s 15th anniversary.

National Biosurveillance Integration Center – Cancel the Program or Call For an Overhaul?

By James M Wilson and Kimothy L. Smith
Concerns are growing over word that NBIC is being considered for programmatic cancellation by DHS’ newly formed Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.

Legal Hack-Back – A Colossally Bad Idea

By Mark Weatherford
The “Hack-Back” bill (H.R. 4036) effectively permits cyber retaliation, but as the cybersecurity community knows hacking back is a colossally bad idea.