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

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

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm414867.htm

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

 

Refugees and Asylees: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_rfa_fr_2013.pdf

Provides information on the number of persons admitted to the U.S. as refugees and those granted asylum in 2013 and the countries from which they came.  Nearly 70,000 refugees were admitted and approximately 25,000 individuals were granted asylum. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/FederalHumanTraffickingStrategicPlan.pdf

The 5 year federal plan for aiding victims of human trafficking.  From the Department of Justice and other federal agencies

 

The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43701.pdf

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/pr/2014/Sig_Mem_Over_Unac_Alien_Child090214.pdf

One of a series of reports on the conditions of detention for alien children trying to enter the U.S. The report about observations from unannounced visits finds conditions improving.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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

 

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