Threats

How the FBI Stumbled in the War on Cybercrime

In an excerpt from their new book, the authors reveal how unprepared the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency was to combat online crime.

Threats

Are You 'Choice-Paralyzed' About Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure? NSA Wants to Help

Simplifying decisions about hardening industrial control systems is the aim of new guidance from the NSA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Threats

Shield Critical Infrastructure from Electromagnetic Pulses, DHS Says

The National Public Warning System offers a model for defending other vital systems and services.

Policy

Almost No One Has Been Hired Through DHS' Much-Hyped Cyber Talent Program

With a month left in the fiscal year, program is 146 new hires short of its 150-person goal.

Policy

US, Israel Team Up to Fight Ransomware

The Treasury Department and Ministry of Finance extend a year-old, tech-centric cybersecurity pact.

Ideas

You Don’t Have to Be a Spy to Violate the Espionage Act

Two law professors outline how the Act has been used in the past, and what it could mean for former president Trump.

Ideas

Trump Wants Concentration Camps and Presidential Control of Domestic Troops

The disgraced former president said the next chief executive should take control of the National Guard from state governors and deploy troops to quell cities.

Science & Tech

How NORAD Plans to Ward Off Cruise Missiles Fired at the US

The command has goals for 2025 and 2030, but wants more guidance from the Pentagon.

Threats

Climate Change Has FEMA Working Year-Round, Straining Its Workforce

Once just a few months long, "busy season" now lasts all year. That's hurting the volunteers and reservists who supply much of FEMA's surge capability.

Ideas

We Need a New Law to Counter Domestic Drone Threats

The White House sent Congress a plan to protect Americans. It’s not a moment too soon for lawmakers to act.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 100: Phil Klay

A conversation about veterans, citizenship, and the American way of war.

Threats

Trump's DHS Manipulated Report on Russian Election Interference, Watchdog Says

A 2020 report to state and local governments was delayed and altered, a new IG report finds.

Ideas

The US Needs a Center to Counter Foreign Malign Influence at Home

National security entities coordinate their fight against disinformation abroad. They need a way to do so within our borders.

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.