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Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications: Highlights of a Forum

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690910.pdf

Participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations considered the potential implications of AI developments in four areas: cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice, and financial services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

NEREC Standards for Bulk Power Physical Security: Is the Grid More Secure?

Categories: Congress,Energy,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33c6e6fc9f63792ebcbb7ef9d&id=bfa5f4d486&e=6c94e9e73e

Describes steps taken to provide greater security for U.S. power grids by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Energy Department, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) since 2015.  Also describes continuing areas of policy concern.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Border Security: Analysis of Vulnerabilities Identified by Frontline Agents

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/border-security_-analysis-of-vulnerabilities-identified-by-frontline-agents

Committee staff report analyzing information collected from frontline Customs and Border Protection agents on southwest border vulnerabilities and how to correct them.  Calls for better technology, more personnel, and improved equipment as highest priorities rather than a border wall.  From the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority staff.

 

Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Homeland Security,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

Discusses U.S. intelligence agencies’ findings on Russian activities to influence and manipulate U.S. election results.  From the Central Intelligence Agency, FBI, and National Security Agency.

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community: Statement for the Record

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,WMD

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Testimonies/2018-ATA—Unclassified-SSCI.pdf

Covers terrorism, transnational organized crime, cyber threats, WMD, and emerging, disruptive technologies.  Also covers threats by regions of the world.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

White House Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-framework-immigration-reform-border-security/

Trump administration plan for securing the border, placing DACA individuals on a 10-12 year path to citizenship, ending extended family migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.  From the White House

 

GAO Adds Government-wide Personnel Security Clearance Process to “High Risk List”

Categories: Govt Personnel,Homeland Security

https://www.gao.gov/press/high_risk_security_clearance_process.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Citing delays in the timely processing of security clearances and a backlog of more than 700,000 cases as of September 2017, the Government Accountability Office added the office responsible for carrying out personnel security clearances for the federal government to its High Risk list.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Nuclear Posture Review 2018

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Russia

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Feb/02/2001872886/-1/-1/1/2018-NUCLEAR-POSTURE-REVIEW-FINAL-REPORT.PDF

Calls for a diverse set of nuclear capabilities at a time when Russia, China, and other countries

are modernizing and expanding their nuclear forces.  From the Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

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