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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Refugees and Asylees: 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Refugees_Asylees_2015.pdf

Nearly 70,000 persons were admitted to the U.S. as refugees during 2015.  This report identifies the leading countries of nationality, trends and characteristics of refugees, and similar information for those seeking asylum in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Strategic_Principles_for_Securing_the_Internet_of_Things-2016-1115-FINAL_v2-dg11.pdf

Asserts that the Internet of Things creates immense opportunities and benefits for society but that IoT security has not kept up with the rapid pace of innovation.  Explains what these risks are and provides a set of suggested best practices for a responsible level of security.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/16_1028_S1_CVE_strategy.pdf

Calls for linking federal and local efforts in opposing violent extremism around four major goals.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Nonimmigrant Admissions to the United States: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Nonimmigrant_Admissions_2014.pdf

Presents information on the number and characteristics of those admitted to the U.S. during 2014 for reasons of business, pleasure, academic study, or temporary employment.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

 

 

U.S. Naturalizations: 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Naturalizations_2015.pdf

Presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals aged 18 and over who naturalized (became U.S. citizens) during 2015.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

The Terrorist Screening Database and Preventing Terrorist Travel

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44678.pdf

Describes how the federal government develops and uses the Terrorist Screening Database to identify known or suspected terrorists and prevent them from boarding planes which fly in or over U.S. airspace. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nuclear Security

Categories: Great Britain,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0540/POST-PN-0540.pdf

One of the greatest threats to global security, according to President Obama, is the danger of a terrorist group acquiring and using a nuclear device.  This report provides a British view of key threats to nuclear security and international initiatives to prevent such threats.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

MDA Discrimination

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/jason/mda-dis.pdf

Newly released summary of a secret 2010 document on the difficulty of defending against intercontinental ballistic missiles.  Calls for more independent reviews of U.S. anti-missile programs by independent experts.  From the JASON Scientific Advisory Panel to the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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