Category: Homeland Security News

TERRORISMSecret Service’s Research Highlights Mass Violence Motivated by Misogyny Published 17 March 2022 The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released a new analysis highlighting the role of misogyny in targeted violence. The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released Hot Yoga Tallahassee: A Case Study of Misogynistic Extremism, a new analysis highlighting the

CRYPTO-EXTRMISTSDomestic Extremists and Cryptocurrency Published 17 March 2022 Domestic extremists have been receiving a steady stream of cryptocurrency donations since 2016, and after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, the extremists’ use of cryptocurrency has spiked, leading many financial services providers to “deplatform” certain extremist groups. Domestic extremists have been receiving a

PATHOGENSTracing the Path of Pathogens after Large-Scale Contamination with Biological Agents Published 17 March 2022 To respond quickly to contamination with a biological agent near a major coastal city, DHS ST and partners have examined the movement of pathogen’ spores, which may be carried downstream by runoff after rainstorms, thereby complicating mitigation and decontamination measures. If

CLIMATE CHALLENGESHurricanes and Other Tropical Cyclones Linked to Rise in U.S. Deaths from Several Major Causes Published 17 March 2022 New study reveals potential hidden deadly cost of climate-related disasters: Injuries, infections, diseases, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Over recent decades, hurricanes and other tropical cyclones in the U.S. were associated with up to

TEXAS POWERTexas Warns Firms They Could Lose State Contracts for Divesting from Fossil Fuels By Emily Hernandez Published 17 March 2022 A new law prohibits the state from contracting with or investing in companies that divest from oil, natural gas and coal companies. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent letters to 19 financial firms Wednesday afternoon to determine whether

UKRAINE WARRussia Enlisting 40,000 Syrian Soldiers, Militia Members to Bolster Russia’s Forces in Ukraine Published 15 March 2022 Russia has told the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad to draw up lists of 40,000 fighters from Syrian army and militias allied with the Syrian military, and put them on standby for deployment in Ukraine. Kurds in