Category: Homeland Security News

EXTREMISMAl-Shabaab and the Islamic State Networks on Facebook  Published 15 June 2022 Researchers found that the network of support on social media for al-Shabaab and Islamic State extended across several platforms, including decentralized messaging applications such as Element and RocketChat, and encrypted messaging platforms such as Telegram, as well as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.  Researchers at

FIRST RESPONDERSDigital Indoor Mapping Capability Available for First Responders Published 15 June 2022 DHS S&T funded the development of a cloud-based capability that enables first responders to review and analyze indoor floor plans in real-time when responding to incidents. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) funded the development of a cloud-based capability that

FLOODSUncertainties in Flood Risk Estimates Published 15 June 2022 Flood frequency analysis is a technique used to estimate flood risk, providing statistics such as the “100-year flood” or “500-year flood” that are critical to infrastructure design, dam safety analysis, and flood mapping in flood-prone areas. But the method used to calculate these flood frequencies is

OUR PICKSHow Did Guns Get So Powerful? | Afghanistan’s Warlords Return | Boston’s Dangerous “Mapping Project,” and more Published 15 June 2022 ·  How Did Guns Get So Powerful? ·  The Rifle That Ruined America ·  What We Know About Patriot Front ·  Afghanistan’s Warlords Prepare Their Comeback ·  Growing Risks from Far-Right Extremism, Inquiry Hears ·  Neo-Nazi Group Plasters

NUCLEAR WEAPONSGlobal Nuclear Arsenals Are Expected to Grow Published 14 June 2022 The nine nuclear-armed states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)—continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals and although the total number of nuclear weapons declined slightly between January 2021 and

ARGUMENT: CRITICAL MINERALSAddressing China’s Growing Influence over Latin America’s Mineral Resources Published 9 June 2022 The United States and its partners in the hemisphere must address a major strategic challenge: China’s growing influence over Latin America’s critical and natural mineral resources. Adina Renee Adler and Haley Ryan write that “Allowing a geostrategic competitor like China

EXTREMISMExtremist Planning Bioweapons Attacks to Start a Racial War in South Africa Convicted Published 9 June 2022 South African court convicts the leader of an extremist group planning to use bioweapons to bring about, in his words, “black genocide” as part of a broader effort to re-establish the country’s apartheid regime. On Monday, a South African