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National Security and the New Space Race

We are in a new space race, and the results will impact national security and economic opportunity for decades to come.

DHS Budget – Public Rhetoric vs. Budget Reality

The rhetoric from DHS leadership about the overwhelming need for cybersecurity talent, as well as other stated priorities, does not match the reality of the DHS FY18 budget proposal.

The Kelly Doctrine – “I’ve Got Your Back”

In his first set of public remarks since becoming the nation’s fifth Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly declared a message loud and clear to the DHS workforce: “I’ve got your back.”

Gov. Christie Nominated for FEMA Administrator! Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts The Apprentice! UFC Fighter Takes Over as WH Press Sec! Really?!

In Security Debrief’s 8th annual April Fools coverage, we’ve collected stories the rest of the media somehow missed…

Forget About Direct Negotiations Between Israelis and Palestinians

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

Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

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

Torture Renewed – A Scare from the Trump Administration

By Mike Martin
President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries is drawing widespread protest. But there is another yet-unsigned order that is potentially more troubling: a revival of CIA black sites and detainee torture.

Areas for Private Sector Leadership in Homeland Security

With new leadership taking over DHS, there are areas for renewed private sector leadership and action in the homeland security arena.

Adm. Neffenger Says Goodbye in his Own Humble Way

Accolades from within DHS, the private sector and Capitol Hill are beginning to flow in praising the work Neffenger accomplished in his too-short tenure at TSA.

Gen. Kelly’s ‘Love Fest’ Senate Confirmation Hearing

The next Homeland Security Secretary gave a powerful performance before the U.S. Senate, which is good news for the homeland.