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U.S. Border Security Must Guard Against Biologic Threats

By Tim Stephens
A missing element in existing border security measures is a means to ensure we don’t increase the threat from disease outbreaks.

Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’ Executive Order and Comments to CBP

President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries could impact comments submitted to Customs and Border Protection.

Torture Renewed – A Scare from the Trump Administration

By Mike Martin
President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries is drawing widespread protest. But there is another yet-unsigned order that is potentially more troubling: a revival of CIA black sites and detainee torture.

Areas for Private Sector Leadership in Homeland Security

With new leadership taking over DHS, there are areas for renewed private sector leadership and action in the homeland security arena.

Should PreCheck and Global Entry Be Free for the Public?

Economic analyses provide critical information for informing DHS budget decisions.

Adm. Neffenger Says Goodbye in his Own Humble Way

Accolades from within DHS, the private sector and Capitol Hill are beginning to flow in praising the work Neffenger accomplished in his too-short tenure at TSA.

Gen. Kelly’s ‘Love Fest’ Senate Confirmation Hearing

The next Homeland Security Secretary gave a powerful performance before the U.S. Senate, which is good news for the homeland.

The Strongest Force in Homeland Security – The Private Sector

There are more than 30 million actors outside of the Department of Homeland Security who will be critical to the success of incoming DHS Secretary Gen. John Kelly.

The U.S. Department of Energy – A Policy and Operational Enigma

By Beverly Ausmus Ramsey, PhD
Despite the importance of its mission, the Department of Energy is not well known to the homeland security community. As we enter the next administration, it is worth considering the scope, value and complexity of DOE’s missions to homeland and national security.

TSA – The Turn-Around Agency of the Year

The changes at TSA over the last year have dramatically improved the agency’s operations and culture. So what’s really going on at TSA that the incoming Trump administration team ought to notice (and not muck up)? This is the part where they need to pay close attention.