Category: Homeland Security News

Our picksKey to the Pandemic: Overlooked Variable | Sinking Great Lakes Communities | Nuclear Dread, and more Published 5 October 2020 ·  This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic ·  MI5 Confronts Terror Threat from Left-Wing Extremists ·  Homeland Security to Grant Millions to Groups to Combat White Supremacists and Other Extremists ·  Organization of Former

Election securityForeign Interference in U.S. Elections Focuses on Cultivating Distrust to Reduce Political Consensus Published 1 October 2020 The Soviet Union and then Russia institutionalized active political interference measures over many decades and advanced them into a comprehensive foreign policy tool. The strategy is used to undermine democratic governance processes in the United States and

ExtremismRebuttal: Ukraine Is Emerging as Critical Node for White-Supremacy Extremists By Mollie Saltskog and Colin P. Clarke Published 1 October 2020 Foreigners are still networking, training and fighting on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, cultivating skills and connections that strengthen the transnational white-supremacy extremist networks of today—which, though far from monolithic, are

DiscriminationMuslims, Atheists More Likely to Face Religious Discrimination in U.S. Published 1 October 2020 Muslims and atheists in the United States are more likely than those of Christian faiths to experience religious discrimination, according to new research. In the study, which focused on public schools because they are government-run, community-facing institutions, the researchers tested responses

Nuclear weapons Expanding Testing Capacity for Sandia Weapons Modernization Programs Published 1 October 2020 Sandia National Laboratories’ Programs Engineering and Assembly Research (SPEAR) facility, which opened this summer, is the first of its kind at Sandia’s California campus and expands Sandia’s capacity to assemble and electrically test nuclear weapons components and systems for the nation’s

The Russia connectionMystery Over Russian’s Suspected Poisoning Deepens with New FBI Records By Mike Eckel and Carl Schreck Published 30 September 2020 RFE/RL Exclusive: In hundreds of FBI documents obtained exclusively by RFE/RL, new clues to the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza — and new details about how serious the U.S. government

BiometricsFinger Veins-Based 3D Biometric Authentication Almost Impossible to Fool Published 30 September 2020 Biometric authentication, which uses unique anatomical features such as fingerprints or facial features to verify a person’s identity, is increasingly replacing traditional passwords for accessing everything from smartphones to law enforcement systems. A newly developed approach that uses 3D images of finger