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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_UnderstandingLawEnforcementIntelligenceProcesses_July2014.pdf

Examines the perception of threats from extremist groups by state, local, and tribal law enforcement authorities, how those perceptions have been changing, and the degree of information sharing that goes on among the groups.  Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security

 

Nonimmigrant Admissions to the United States: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_ni_fr_2013.pdf

Provides information on the number of nonimmigrant admissions, the process they go through, why they came, and where they came from.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

National Preparedness Report 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

https://s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/dam-production/uploads/1407346796234-91bc48efa09591e927c5c2e19fea3550/2014%20NPR_FINAL_508.pdf

Identifies seven key findings including a new approach to recovery following major events such as Hurricane Sandy.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,WMD

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/DoD_Strategy_for_Countering_Weapons_of_Mass_Destruction_dated_June_2014.pdf

Seeks to ensure that the U.S. and its allies are neither attacked nor coerced by actors with WMD.  The strategy also establishes countering objectives, defines an approach for achieving them, and identifies essential activities.  From the Department of Defense

 

Asylum Policies for Unaccompanied Children Compared with Expedited Removal Policies for Unauthorized Adults: In Brief

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43664.pdf

Focuses on how unaccompanied alien children are treated by U.S. authorities in comparison to unauthorized adults and families with children in the specific contexts of asylum and expedited removal.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/Over_Un_Ali_Chil.pdf

Reports on the results of unannounced site visits to check on conditions at detention centers for unaccompanied alien children.   From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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

 

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