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Earl Gregg Swem Library

United States Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security

Executive summary of the report of an independent panel created to offer recommendations for improving the performance of the U.S. Secret Service.  Full report is classified but summary includes recommendations to provide stronger leadership from outside the Secret Service, make the White House fence taller and less scalable, and add more officers to the force.  From the Mission Panel


“We Were Strangers Once Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

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

President Obama’s address to the nation on his plan to reform immigration and prevent deportation of illegal aliens meeting certain conditions.  From the White House


Border Security: Immigration Inspections at Ports of Entry

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

Describes the current border control and immigration  inspection systems in place and the use of biographic as opposed to biometric system checks. Concludes with a discussion of issues to be resolved by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense


The DOD Insider Threat Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Information,Homeland Security

Directive for policies and procedures in the Defense Department to prevent, deter, or detect the danger of malicious insiders who represent a threat to national security.  The directive is a response to the damage done by then Pfc Bradley Manning who provided classified information to WikiLeaks in 2011.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Transforming Nuclear Attribution: Culture, Community and Change

Categories: Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

Recently declassified 2009 report on the challenge of identifying the perpetrator of a potential nuclear attack on the U.S. and the problems in reconciling the careful search for and analysis of forensic evidence  with the demand for speed from the policy/political environment.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Statistics

Annual statistical report on the number of aliens apprehended and returned to their native countries. Includes details on native country of those apprehended, region where apprehended, and trends in apprehensions since 1965. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


FDA Releases Updated Proposals to Improve Food Safety and Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing

Press release with information about changes to pending proposed regulations relating to imported food safety, produce safety, and current good manufacturing practices.  From the Food and Drug Administration


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