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Netanyahu, Trump and Iran – Risks of Taking Advice from a ‘Real Genius’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message to fix or nix the Iran deal seems to resonate with President Trump, but the president should look to history to understand where this geopolitical path may lead.

TSA Complaint Data Reveals Airport Screening Trends

TSA is required to make its customer service information available to the public, and the data shows areas for improvement and emerging trends in aviation passenger and cargo screening.

Remarks from VP Pence at DHS 15th Anniversary Event

On March 1, 2018, Vice President Mike Pence delivered an address at a Department of Homeland Security event celebrating the department’s 15th anniversary.

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.