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Earl Gregg Swem Library

America’s Airports: The Threat From Within

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Terrorism,Transportation

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Americas-Airports-The-Threat-From-Within.pdf

Finds that inconsistencies exist in the degree of airport security across the country and that a majority of U.S. airports do not have full employee screening at secure access points.  From the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives

 

Domestic Approach to National Intelligence

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

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/DomesticApproachtoNationalIntelligence.PDF

Describes the roles played by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in engaging with the intelligence community to carry out the shared mission of protecting the country.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection

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

https://www.loc.gov/collections/feinberg-whitman/about-this-collection/

Aims to provide a high level overview of information security principles and detailed descriptions of “security control families.”  Includes sections on information security elements, threats and vulnerabilities, and information security policy.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

An Introduction to Information Security

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

http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-12r1/sp800_12_r1_draft.pdf

Aims to provide a high level overview of information security principles and detailed descriptions of “security control families.”  Includes sections on information security elements, threats and vulnerabilities, and information security policy.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/27/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

The controversial executive order that set off protests at major airports across the country.  In the name of protecting American citizens from terrorist attacks, bans the issuance of visas to people trying to enter the U.S. from seven countries of concern for 90 days and calls for realignment of the refugee admission program.  From the White House

 

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Presidency,Public Works

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/executive-order-border-security-and-immigration-enforcement-improvements

Among other things, this one declares the intention of the Executive Branch “to secure the southern border of the U.S. through the immediate construction of a physical wall” and to produce a comprehensive study of the security of the southern border to be completed within 180 days.  From the White House

 

Executive Authority to Exclude Aliens: In Brief

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44743.pdf

Analyzes existing constitutional and statutory language relating to whether and to what extent a U.S. president can unilaterally exclude aliens, individually or as a class, from entering the U.S.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report

Categories: Govt Information,Homeland Security

https://www.dhs.gov/publication/daily-open-source-infrastructure-report

Announces the demise of a daily report source on homeland security matters which began in 2011.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

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