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TSA Admin Nominee Pekoske Continues Semper Paratus Tradition

The nomination of USCG Vice Commandant David P. Pekoske to be the next TSA Administrator continues a distinguished tradition of tapping the top ranks of the Coast Guard to lead DHS’ toughest assignments.

U.S. Private Sector Will Lead on Climate Change Post Paris Agreement

President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate treaty will put more attention on, and give more influence to, the most dynamic of American powers on the climate change issue: the private sector.

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.

A Reminder to America – Manchester Bombing Shows Terrorist Threat Remains

An informed and aware public is an essential element in America’s overall resilience to terrorism, but what are the warning signs of radicalization that should compel a concerned citizen to take notice and speak up?

Manchester Attack – Venue Security Worked…Until It Didn’t

The terrorist attack in Manchester is a reminder that even as venue owners and operators tighten event security, there remain soft targets immediately outside the security perimeter.

CBP Airport Wait Times Improve, Better Measurement Needed at Land Borders

A recent GAO report shows CBP is successfully decreasing wait times at airports, but when it comes to land and sea ports, more work remains.

Petitions for Rulemaking in a Deregulatory Environment

Under the new administration, the private sector should turn to petitions for rulemaking to help guide how regulations are structured and implemented.

Trump’s ‘Disruptive’ Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

The President’s claimed “businessman’s results-oriented approach” is not likely to count for much in working towards a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement.

U.S. Chamber Urges Senate Vote on CBP Commissioner Nominee

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to the Senate urging a vote to confirm Kevin McAleenan’s nomination for commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Border Wall Impact on Drug Flows Could Deliver National Cost Savings

A southern border wall could be cost-beneficial if it limits narcotics trafficking and reduces the number of drug overdose fatalities, but it is worth considering regulatory alternatives, as well as whether the border wall will actually impact drug flows.