Category: Homeland Security News

BIOTHREATSDeveloping New Vaccine Against Three Biothreat Pathogens Published 10 May 2022 Scientists are seeking to develop a multi-pathogen vaccine that will protect against three bacterial biothreat pathogens. Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and three other institutions are seeking to develop a multi-pathogen vaccine that will protect against three bacterial biothreat pathogens. Led by LLNL, the team includes

MISINFORMATIONDHS’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ Assailed by Lawmakers By Rob Garver Published 5 May 2022 A proposed new DHS working group focusing on countering disinformation has run into a buzzsaw of opposition from members of Congress. Some have characterized the would-be Disinformation Governance Board as an Orwellian body threating free speech. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, in

MISINFORMATIONDoes Free Speech Protect COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation? By Sharon Beckstrand Published 5 May 2022 “The Supreme Court has held that many kinds of false statements are protected speech under the First Amendment,” says Stanford University’s Michelle Mello. “The Supreme Court’s general finding is that false statements can often be valuable in terms of allowing people

WILDFIRESGuidance for Holistic Home and Community Wildfire Protection Published 5 May 2022 Once they have a foothold, severe wildfires can quickly overwhelm a community, particularly one that is densely packed. To shield houses against such a fierce threat, a thorough defense is key. Once they have a foothold, severe wildfires can quickly overwhelm a community, particularly

SUPPLY-CHAIN SECURITYCybersecurity Guidance for Supply Chain Risk Management Published 5 May 2022 A new update to the NIST’s cybersecurity supply chain risk management (C-SCRM) guidance aims to help organizations protect themselves as they acquire and use technology products and services. A vulnerable spot in global commerce is the supply chain: It enables technology developers and vendors