Category: Homeland Security News

ExtremismWho is Germany’s ‘New Right’? By Ben Knight Published 28 June 2021 For the first time ever, the Bundesverfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, included a section on the “New Right” in its annual catalog of political extremists in Germany. The BfV said that the tag refers to an “informal network” of individuals and organizations

Disaster responseDisaster Response and Mitigation in an AI World Published 28 June 2021 Accurately forecasting the movement of natural disasters—wildfires, floods, hurricanes, windstorms, tornados, and earthquakes—gives first responders a jump, allowing them to take measures to reduce damage, conduct advanced resource planning, and increase infrastructure restoration time. After the destructive California wildfires of 2019, the U.S.

Coastal challengesFor Flood-Prone Cities, Seawalls Raise as Many Questions as They Answer By Gary Griggs Published 28 June 2021 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, whose mission includes maintaining waterways and reducing disaster risks, has recently proposed building large and expensive seawalls to protect a number of U.S. cities, neighborhoods and shorelines from coastal storms

SuperbugsCountries’ Shortcomings in Tackling Antibiotic Resistance Spotlighted By Chris Dall Published 25 June 2021 A new report indicates that while the world’s leading economies have been talking a good game when it comes to addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR), they have yet to translate that talk into substantive action. At the conclusion of a meeting this month

Supply chain securityMilitary and Defense-Related Supply Chains By Bradley Martin Published 25 June 2021 The military services, geographic combatant commanders, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and other combat support agencies have different responsibilities and incentives, and their management of their supply chains reflect these differences. These incentives drive behavior that makes individual sense for the