Category: Homeland Security News

CybersecurityCyber Threat Looms Large over German Election By Janosch Delcker Published 8 March 2021 Whether hacking attacks or disinformation campaigns, online meddling could sway public opinion and influence the outcome of the September vote, experts warn. Recent incidents suggest that the threat is real. When Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) met online to elect a

BOOKSHELF: Syria’s chemical weaponsThe “Red Line” That Wasn’t By Chris Quillen Published 7 March 2021 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons (CW) against his own people is the greatest challenge the Chemical Weapons Convention has ever faced. This breach of the taboo against CW use sparked numerous national and international investigations to determine

Disaster responseTool to Explore National Response Framework Published 5 March 2021 When a disaster strikes, FEMA outlines an organized process for response. To navigate the framework more easily, researchers designed a tool which visually captures and explores FEMA’s 470-plus requirements, recommendations, and other elements. When a disaster strikes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Response Framework outlines an

The Russia connectionU.S. Concludes Russian Agents Poisoned Navalny, Will Join EU Sanctions Published 2 March 2021 Senior U.S. administration officials say Washington has concluded that Russian agents used a nerve agent to poison opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. The officials said the United States will mirror EU sanctions on seven senior Russian government officials. Senior U.S. administration