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Today’s Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://bipartisanpolicy.org/sites/default/files/files/%20BPC%209-11%20Commission.pdf

Reflections on how the world has changed over the past decade, the current terrorist threat to the U.S., and how to improve U.S. security from the former members of the commission that produced the 9/11 report.  Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center

 

Physical Security of the U.S. Power Grid: High-Voltage Transformer Substations

Categories: Energy,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43604.pdf

Describes the importance of high voltage transformer units to the U.S. power grid and legislative proposals that would expand efforts to strengthen federal authority over grid security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): Is It a Health Emergency?

Categories: Health/Medical,Homeland Security,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43584.pdf

Describes what it is, where it originated, and key response actions by the World Health Organization and U.S. authorities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2014-qhsr-final-508.pdf

The second such review which sets priorities for homeland security over the next four years and reviews the five mission areas: preventing terrorist attacks, securing the borders, enforcing immigration laws, securing cyberspace, and strengthening preparedness.  From the Homeland Security Department

 

Domestic Federal Law Enforcement Coordination: Through the Lens of the Southwest Border

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43583.pdf

Discusses law enforcement task forces and intelligence information sharing centers that respond to federal counterdrug and counterterrorism priorities in the Southwest border region and how coordination among efforts is achieved.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Immigration: Visa Security Policies

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43589.pdf

Reviews the process by which visas are issued and the importance of the process to the overall program of immigration control and border security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Security Presidential Directive 54: Cybersecurity Policy

Categories: Homeland Security,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/nspd/nspd-54.pdf

Presidential directive dating from 2008 and recently declassified by the National Security Agency which lays out U.S. policy and guidelines about the protection of computer networks.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Naturalizations: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_natz_fr_2013.pdf

Presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals aged 18 and over who became U.S. citizens during 2013, a total of 779,929 with Mexico the leading country of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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