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TSA is Changing the Math on PreCheck…for the Worse

TSA is no longer measuring PreCheck adoption as a percentage of all travelers but rather as a percentage of a subset called “frequent travelers.” This is a worrisome shift.

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.

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.

Virtual Kidnappings on the Rise – Law Enforcement Needs to Do More

Transnational organized criminal groups are using virtual kidnapping to extort money from Americans, and the U.S. law enforcement response seems to fall short.

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.

Getting Some Good Out of the Mess in Hawaii

The erroneous ballistic missile alert sent by the Hawaii Operations Center revealed critical vulnerabilities that need to be addressed to enhance missile defense for the 50th state.

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.

Kirstjen Neilsen – DHS Secretary Number 6

Kirstjen Nielsen is being nominated to be the next Homeland Security Secretary.

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.

How will Data and Analytics Change the President’s Daily Briefing?

While the President’s Daily Briefing is comprehensive, there remain factors and circumstances a president and their national security team will not have full insight into. That might be about to change.