It would cost the U.S. government only half a day’s worth of federal spending — anywhere between $5 billion and $6 billion — to create the infrastructure needed to counteract the threat of chemical or biological attacks, according to findings described in “Invisible Scourge: The Danger of... Read More »
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday the publication of a comprehensive assessment of cyber threats to the United States along with the ways in which the U.S. Department of Justice combats those threats.
“The Internet has given us amazing new tools that help us work, communicate,... Read More »
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) recently launched new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-certified courses focused on educating community members about violent extremism and how to respond to it effectively.
The multidisciplinary... Read More »
The U.S. Secret Service released last week a new operational guide meant to help schools better prepare for dangerous situations and act as a tool to help end the current widespread nature of targeted violence in U.S. schools.
The guide, Enhancing School Safety Using A Threat Assessment Model,... Read More »
Lockheed Martin recently announced that it would invest $5 million in vocational and trade programs and create 8,000 new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years.
Programs will give new employees experience and help mid-career employees keep their skills current.
The investment... Read More »
New York City will host to a National Security Summit at the end of this month, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which will sponsor the event.
The meeting will gather federal employees of numerous agencies together with academics and private sector CEOs through a... Read More »
House members advanced this week legislation designed to aid in preventing acts of genocide and mass atrocity crimes.
The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, enhances commitment to and... Read More »
The fiscal year 2019 homeland security funding bill released by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Thursday outlines $51.4 billion in discretionary funding, $6.7 billion in major disaster relief and $5 billion for physical barriers and technology along the border.
The bill prioritizes... Read More »
Federal agencies would be given new authorities to protect communities and buildings from threats posed by unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, under a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the... Read More »
Citing the practice of countries illegally importing goods by transhipping them through other countries, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) called on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Wednesday to use existing tools to crack down on illegal trade.
Portman urged CBP Administrator Kevin... Read More »
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation in the House this week to modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program.
Specifically, the Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act will codify CDM at the DHS.
“CDM is... Read More »
Following identification of the need to quickly share information across jurisdictions, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security has been working with the RadResponder network on several national, radiation-focused tools.
This partnership has been in... Read More »
An FBI probe of a Maryland man uncovered a conspiracy for obtaining material support and resources from ISIS and planning to engage in terrorist activity.
Officials said the case of Mohamed Elshinawy, who plead guilty in March of this year and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, began... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents at Massena Port of Entry in New York are now able to scan two-dimensional barcodes from state- and provincial-issued driver’s licenses under a new pilot program.
Previously, CBP agents were unable to scan non-enhanced driver’s licenses and... Read More »
Lockheed Martin and ThalesRaytheonSystems signed a joint venture on Tuesday to provide territorial ballistic missile defense (BMD) command and control capability to the NATO Alliance.
The agreement establishes a team of industry representatives from NATO member countries to advance low-risk... Read More »