Elections Shouldn’t Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure

By Mike Martin
Since the cyber attack on the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, there has been talk about counting U.S. elections as critical infrastructure, but that might do more harm than good.

A White Supremacist Black Swan?

There are two constants in U.S. media today: terrorism and Trump. Both are scary, and they’re not necessarily unrelated.

From One Big Playing Field to Another – Thank you Chief Lanier

With the announcement of Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s retirement, the National Capital Region is losing more than an exceptional public safety leader. It is losing one of its biggest, most notable and certainly most resilient game changers.

Donald Trump’s Mouth – Making the Secret Service Job Harder

Donald Trump’s remarks insinuating the assassination of his electoral opponent are way over the line, and they put the people charged with protecting him in danger.

Cybersecurity and 2016 Election Infrastructure

With less than 100 days before Americans vote for their next president, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has added one more task to the DHS mandate: securing the elections.

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 4 – Outcome-Focused Risk Based Security

By Ken Dunlap
Risk-based security measures at TSA have stalled, and we need to get things back on track. One way to do this is to focus on outcomes rather than audits. Is the agency ready for it?

International Collaboration in an Era of Homegrown Terrorism

Terrorism today is not necessarily committed by foreigners. From San Bernardino to Baghdad, we are seeing the rapid growth of HVE as the most serious type of terrorist threat.

The Cost of Being a Big-Time Host – Is It Worth It?

With the 2016 Olympics about to start, there are mounting concerns about Rio’s readiness and the costs to the host country. Facing significant security threats, public leaders are wondering, is it even worth hosting a large event?

LA Times Snarky Op-Ed on TSA Screening Gets a Snarky Response

A sarcastic op-ed in the LA Times by Jim Tierney critiqued TSA airport screening but failed to offer new solutions–or even an understanding of the issues.

The Water Security Cycle

Our economy, ecosystems, and physical lives are dependent on water, but this critical resource is under greater threat than ever before, a warning given by a growing number of military, intelligence and national security leaders.