Category: Homeland Security News

DISINFORMATIONForeign Disinformation Effort Raises Fears of Violence in U.S. By Jeff Seldin Published 16 December 2021 Foreign intelligence services and global terrorist organizations are engaged in a broad effort to seed the United States with disinformation, and this effort appears to be working, raising new fears of a terrorist attack in the coming weeks, according

DISINFORMATIONForeign Disinformation Effort Raises Fears of Violence in U.S. By Jeff Seldin Published 16 December 2021 Foreign intelligence services and global terrorist organizations are engaged in a broad effort to seed the United States with disinformation, and this effort appears to be working, raising new fears of a terrorist attack in the coming weeks, according

TERRORISMFemale Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Repatriation, Prosecution, and Rehabilitation Challenges Published 16 December 2021 Following the territorial defeat of ISIS, an estimated 1,840 to 1,912 total female foreign terrorist fighters returned to Western Europe and another 59 returned to the United States. Criminal justice systems have steadily began to treat women as violent extremists, but they

EXTREMISMAntisemitism Disseminated Across Social Media Platforms Published 16 December 2021 Gab, a self-described “free speech” platform, has a long history as a haven for antisemites, extremists and conspiracy theorists. On Gab, and on Gab’s Twitter account, extremists promote a range of antisemitic tropes, such as Jews having dual loyalty to the U.S. and Israel, that

CHINA WATCHWhy China’s Advancements in Quantum Technology Worry Others By Ralph Jennings Published 15 December 2021 Quantum refers to a type of computing that lets high-powered machines make calculations that are too complex for ordinary devices. China’s advances in quantum computing will give a new advantage to its armed forces, already the world’s third strongest,

SOFT TARGETSConsortium to Combat Targeted Crowd Attacks Published 15 December 2021 Ten universities formed a consortium to combat terrorist and criminal attacks on soft targets such as schools, hospitals, shopping malls and sports stadiums. “The challenges of keeping people safe in soft targets and crowded spaces gets more complicated every day,” said one expert. The United

AVIATION SECURITYAviation Self-Screening Concept and Prototype Published 15 December 2021 DHS S&T has awarded $2.5 million to Vanderlande Industries to develop a passenger self-screening concept design and prototype that streamlines TSA PreCheck operations. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate(S&T) Screening at Speed Program announced the award of $2,527,907.76 to Vanderlande Industries Inc. of Marietta,

CHINA WATCHWhy China’s Advancements in Quantum Technology Worry Others By Ralph Jennings Published 15 December 2021 Quantum refers to a type of computing that lets high-powered machines make calculations that are too complex for ordinary devices. China’s advances in quantum computing will give a new advantage to its armed forces, already the world’s third strongest,