Science & Tech

DHS Reveals Next Research Interests

The Department of Homeland Security wants industry comment on AI, biohazard tracking, and more.

Policy

DHS Launches Portal to Recruit—and Retain—Cybersecurity Talent

The moment of truth is here for a new hiring system that promises to address gaping cybersecurity shortages by redefining "merit."

Ideas

Seven Movies Worth Watching About 9/11

Some of these films are fictional. Others are inspired by, or based on, actual events. Each tries to provide insight into what the events of that day unleashed.

Policy

DHS Cancels Two Border Wall Contracts

These are the first cancellations under DHS's month-old plan for unobligated border wall funds. 

Science & Tech

20 Federal Agencies Used Face-Recognition Tech in 2019-20

Most of the images were collected by the controversial company Clearview AI, a Government Accountability Office report found.

Ideas

The Domestic Counterterrorism Strategy Is a Good Start—But Needs More

For at least three reasons, domestic CT strategy is harder than the international one that worked against al Qaeda.

Ideas

How Norway Is Folding Civilians into National Defense

Not even the U.S. military can be everywhere, so whole-of-society defense is gaining in importance.

Ideas

Five Ways to Prepare Now for the Next Pandemic

Suggestion from public-health researchers with experience in disaster response.

Policy

Esper, McMaster, Panetta Endorse 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection

“We need to have serious people, independent people take a look at this,” Trump’s final confirmed defense secretary said.

Ideas

The Border Mess That Trump Left Behind

Reversing the previous administration’s cruelties isn’t the same as an unconditional welcome.

Ideas

How to Fight Domestic Extremism and Win Public Trust

After years of partisan politicization, national security leaders and workers need to be clear about how they'll keep us safe from each other.

Threats

Acting SecDef Defends Capitol Reaction, Says DoD Is Prepared for Next Week

Defense Department “absolutely” concerned about domestic terrorism next week but feels bureaucratic issues that delayed national guard are resolved.

Threats

It's Harder to Boot Right-Wing Extremists from Social Media Than ISIS

There are various reasons why. But studies suggest it’s still worth the effort.

Policy

Riots Shine Light on ‘Infamously Opaque’ Capitol Police

The 193-year old agency has a large budget and workforce, but lacks transparency mechanisms.

Ideas

How Will Biden’s Pentagon Handle Extreme Right-Wing Media?

The Capitol riot was just the latest tell for propaganda outlets masquerading as newsrooms.

Threats

US Capitol Now More Vulnerable As a Result of Wednesday’s Mob Attack, Former DHS Official Says

A lack of coordination among authorities was evident and will make securing the seat of legislature harder.

Ideas

Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.

Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed.

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