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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Threats

Ebola response strengthens health services in West Africa

As part of a year-in-review process, the Center for Disease Control recently outlined the steps of the Ebola recovery process in the Western African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. While the disease had a deadly impact in 2015, its spread had already diminished. In January 2015,... Read More »

DHS announces the 2016 Cyber Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it will be accepting applications for the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Volunteer Initiative. Under the program, more than 50 individually selected volunteers would complete assignments supporting the DHS cyber mission... Read More »

DoD continues mobile support against Ebola in West Africa

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced its ongoing support last Monday for the continuation of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) diagnostics in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The initiative is part of a cooperative biological engagement program (CBEP) in West Africa. The current program is... Read More »

Report: ISIS testing chemical weapons on Kurdish fighters

Reports this week warned that ISIS is testing dirty bombs containing colorless and odorless gas on captured Kurdish fighters. The reports follow recently released photographs of Kurdish fighters with terrible blisters and burns on their skin that experts believe were caused by chemical bombs,... Read More »

McCaul releases January terror threat snapshot

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) released a monthly snapshot on Monday of potential terror threats for the U.S. and its allies. “ISIS and al Qaeda terrorists are expanding their networks and carving out sanctuaries abroad, while their supporters and... Read More »

Report questions safety of marriage visa program

In the wake of an alarming report released this week by the Office of the Inspector General, lawmakers are calling for changes to the way that marriage visas function in the United States. The report was released after investigators found that known human traffickers utilized work and fiancée... Read More »

IT survey reveals 2016 concerns for network security

Spiceworks recently released a new survey of IT security professionals that found that internal end users - employees - are among the greatest threats to network security in the coming year. The study found that though 80 percent of the organizations surveyed in 2015 had experienced some kind... Read More »

McCaul releases statement on Iraqi refugee arrests

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released a statement on Friday regarding the arrest of two Iraqi refugees on terrorism-related charges. “While I commend the FBI for their hard work, these arrests heighten my concern that our refugee program is susceptible to... Read More »

Mayorkas applauds Cyber Intelligence Integration Center

Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement on Thursday regarding the Cyber Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). “The CTIIC will help DHS better understand various cyber threats and provide targeted intelligence community support to the... Read More »

DHS releases immigration effort statistics

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its end of fiscal year (FY) statistics, detailing its effort to curb the stay of Duality convicted criminals and threats to public, border and national security. FY 2015 saw 406,595 apprehensions and 462,463 removals and returns conducted. The... Read More »