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On Child Separation Policy, Enough Doublespeak, Madam Secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen cannot with integrity simultaneously lead a department to protect the nation while also burying child suffering in semantics and blame-shifting.

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.

Homeland Security Strategic Communications Done Right

The Department of Homeland Security is not known for its effective strategic communications, but every so often, the Department gets it right.

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…

Who Should Be the Next Deputies at DHS and TSA?

With the departures of DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke and TSA Deputy Administrator Huban Gowadia, nominees are needed quickly who can bring the right skillsets and capture bipartisan congressional support for confirmation. This is no small order.

In Second Year of Trump Administration, the Perplexing State of Homeland Security

There is a long list of things in the homeland security arena that remain undone as the Trump Administration begins its second full year.

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.

After Hurricanes, Building Business Resilience Through Preparedness

Recovery efforts continue after hurricanes battered parts of the United States, and some businesses are struggling to return to normal operations. The value of preparedness affects day-to-day business operations, and we need to advocate the notion of being prepared.

Five Questions for FEMA in Harvey, Irma Disaster Recovery

Texas and Louisiana are receiving $15 billion to help with recovery after Hurricane Harvey, and the aftermath of Hurricane Irma may require further federal money. Whenever amounts of money of this size are allocated or disbursed, accountability is fundamental. Here are five questions FEMA, state and local leaders, and others should be asking.

Considerations for Congress in Harvey Disaster Assistance

Congress has less than a month to tackle a long list of priorities before the end of the fiscal year. Not least among these to-dos is coming up with a Disaster Assistance bill to look after the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here are points Congress must weigh as it debates recovery funding.