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U.S. Cyberattack on Russia Would be a Mistake

By Mike Martin
The reported plans for retaliatory cyberattacks on Russia could yield many negative consequences with minimal benefit.

The Risk Ring of Fire

It is time for the American public to begin a serious discussion about U.S. interests and how to protect them.

After Fugate, Prospects for FEMA’s Top Job – Part 2

Natural disasters like Hurricane Matthew are a reminder of why selecting the right person to serve as the next FEMA administrator is so important.

After Fugate, Prospects for FEMA’s Top Job – Part 1

One of DHS’ most important and public facing jobs is that of FEMA Administrator. Here are some people to consider for the job in the next administration.

Imagine Leaders, Not Just Politicians

At the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, there were missed opportunities for statesmen to genuinely advance peace in the Levant.

Lawsuits, TSA, Highway Deaths and Math Homework

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit in federal court because TSA didn’t do its math homework.

President Obama’s First Veto Override and What It Means

By Mike Martin
Congress recently reached the 2/3 vote needed to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. There are positives and negatives to this move.

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 5 – Customer Service

The American people have little faith in TSA. We need a paradigm shift. “Protect” must become “Protect and Serve.”

A Worthy and Enduring Legacy for John Brennan

The Ethos & Profession of Intelligence 2016 program was a testament to the CIA Director’s investment in dialogue and education.

After Chelsea, New Jersey Bombs, Beware and Be Ready

After the bombings this past weekend, there is one simple message we need to heed: “Soft Targets Beware, and Be Ready.”