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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

U.S. Policy

DHS releases terrorism threat summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has detailed a summary of terrorism threats, as well as responses to threats and resources to aid in bolstering safety. Per DHS, individuals in online forums routinely promoting domestic violent extremist and conspiracy theory-related content have... Read More »

DoD details additional Ukraine security assistance

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials have detailed additional Ukraine security assistance valued at up to $700 million, noting the allotment seeks to meet that nation's needs in its fight with Russia. The authorization serves as the 11th drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for... Read More »

FBI releases National Use-of-Force statistics

FBI statistics for 2021 showed that 8,226 law enforcement agencies submitted use-of-force data to the National Use-of-Force Data Collection, managed by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The agencies represent over 60 percent of federal, state, local, tribal, and... Read More »

Air Force details upcoming BRAVO Hackathon initiative

Air Force officials recently announced that applications are now open for the next BRAVO Hackathon initiative, an innovation and software development event that seeks to build emergent weapons system capabilities. BRAVO 1 Canary Release will kick off July 18-22, 2022, at Joint Base... Read More »

DHS advances southern border barrier projects

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently authorized Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to advance a series of southern border barrier projects. DHS Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently detailed projects in the San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, El Paso, and Rio... Read More »

Sen. Hoeven details progress of Space Networking Center

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) recently provided an update regarding the establishment of the Space Networking Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Hoeven is espousing the benefits of the Space Development Agency (SDA) awarding an operations and integration (O&I) contract totaling nearly $325... Read More »

Bills target wildfire response, recovery

U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) introduced two bills seeking to support efforts in California and nationwide to extinguish fires faster. The Fire Suppression Improvement Act would also protect communities from post-fire flooding and expand Federal Emergency Management... Read More »

Bill targets federal cybersecurity information sharing

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Gary Peters (D-MI) recently praised the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) for advancing the Intragovernmental Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The bill seeks to ensure cybersecurity... Read More »

House committee advances PREVENT Act

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) recently applauded the House Committee on Homeland Security for advancing the PREVENT Act, legislation he introduced to protect drug handling Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel. “As the crisis at the southern border continues to spiral out of control, so... Read More »

Bills target border security, migrant trafficking

U.S. Reps. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) recently introduced the Emergency Migration Response Act and the Border Security and Migrant Safety Act to bolster southern border security and address migrant human trafficking. The Emergency Migration Response Act directs the Department... Read More »