- Freedom of the seas
- Facilitation and defense of commerce to ensure the uninterrupted flow of shipping
- Facilitation of the movement of desirable goods and people across our borders, while screening out dangerous people and material
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New In Focus now available on Online Extremism.
A collection of reports focused on how people can become radicalized to certain beliefs or actions by way of online media such as social networks. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP),
Online radicalization to violence is the process by which an individual is introduced to an ideological message and belief system that encourages movement from mainstream beliefs toward extreme views, primarily through the use of online media, including social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. A result of radical interpretations of mainstream religious or political doctrines,
The White House National Space Council has released the National Strategy for Planetary Protection, an effort to protect Earth and other planets from the potentially harmful biological contamination effects of space exploration.
According to the document “two underlying principles should guide United States planetary protection policy”:
The White House has released the Federal Mission Resilience Strategy along with Executive Order 13961: Governance and Integration of Federal Mission Resilience. The President of the United States recognizes the threat of “unforeseen events including natural disasters, pandemics, cyber threats, and kinetic or electromagnetic pulse attacks” and states that the Strategy “accelerates our collective efforts” to “preserve our constitutional form of government, under any and all conditions.”
Using the planning model of “Assess, Distribute, and Sustain,” the Strategy seeks to improve existing continuity policy with the following goals:
New In Focus now available on Vaccine Hesitancy.
A collection of reports focused on how misinformation, skepticism, and fear all play a role in dissuading people from receiving vaccination from COVID-19 and other diseases. According to a report by the Aspen Institute, “[A] combination of factors—including misinformation spread on social media; decreased trust in institutions including government, science, and industry; and weaknesses within health systems—has emerged to diminish confidence among some populations.”
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FEMA Administrator, Pete Gaynor, provides a foreword stating, “Through the NPR, FEMA hopes to inspire action by the whole community―including individuals; communities; state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments; the private and non-profit
On December 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Commencement remarks of Acting Secretary, Chad F. Wolf. He congratulates the graduates for their “dedication and hard work,” noting that “2020 has been a challenging year, but it’s important that we have all come together today for this important milestone in your careers.”
Some key highlights of the speech involve discussion of the history of CHDS, how it has evolved over the last 17 years, and how its success is attributed to the “dedicated public servants inside the Department and committed
The report suggests establishing Covid-19 rapid testing in schools, noting that the limited amount