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Do Americans care about the rest of the world? These two Google maps give you the answer.

June 27, 2016

What countries do Americans care the most about? When talking about Western bias in the news media, or the short attention span paid to global disasters, some people imply that the media is ignoring the American public’s global interests. Others suggest that Americans simply aren’t interested in the rest of the world, and that’s why U.S. news focuses at home. As Facebook’s founder was famously quoted as saying, “a squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”

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June 27, 2016

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Researchers: State, local police need to get educated about cyber right away

June 22, 2016

A new guide from policing experts and cyber researchers lays out ways for state and local law enforcement agencies to embrace cybersecurity strategies.

Senate Cybersecurity Caucus hopes to unite committees to pass laws

June 22, 2016

The Cybersecurity Caucus aims to break down jurisdictional barriers between Senate committees with oversight on cybersecurity issues.

McCaul eyes July 15 deadline for homeland security measures

June 16, 2016

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK: Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune has insisted that a suite of transportation security-related provisions is the carrot he needs to get a long-term FAA bill passed by July 15, but House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul wants TSA and homeland security measures inserted in any FAA bill that passes before the summer recess — short-term, long-term, or otherwise.

Islamist Extremism in US Getting Closer Look

June 13, 2016

One day after the worst mass-shooting in U.S. history, this was known about the killer: he supported Islamic State but had no known direct ties; he expressed hatred of gays; his ex-wife accused him of being abusive; and he earlier claimed ties to al-Qaida, prompting the FBI to question him at least twice.

IBM, George Washington University Partner on Cyber & Homeland Security Task Forces

June 01, 2016

IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Center for the Business of Government has partnered with George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security to set up four task forces that work to support relevant policy research and analysis efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

George Washington University & IBM Start Cyber, Homeland Security Task Forces

May 31, 2016

George Washington University and IBM have established four task forces to support GWU’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security unit’s efforts to deliver research and analysis on cyber, homeland security and counterterrorism policies.

McCaul on FOX News Sunday

May 22, 2016

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, on "FOX News Sunday" discussing the EgyptAir plane investigation and security at U.S. airports.

House Homeland Security Chair Warns of Expanding Islamist Terrorism Threat

May 20, 2016

Just back from a trip to the Middle East to assess the Islamist terrorist threat, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul shared this frank observation with an audience at George Washington University:

“A worldwide terrorist exodus is underway, and we are woefully unprepared to deal with it.”

The Texas Republican, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, expressed grave concerns about the ability of the United States and its allies to prevent future attacks.

Is U.S. Ready for Cyber War?

May 19, 2016

The United States is ready on paper to engage in cyber warfare if needed, but lacks “the speed and agility” to successfully defend itself against its enemies in the Information Age, according to one of the country’s top military experts in the field.

Airports are fed up with the TSA. Here's why it will be hard to break up with them

May 19, 2016

Airports are sending the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a clear message: start doing your job well or you are out. Unfortunately for the Port Authority of NY and NJ and others making similar demands, the TSA is like the pesky tenant who continually games the system in order to avoid eviction.

Expert: More work needed to get private sector cyber secure

May 19, 2016

Many U.S. mid-cap companies are struggling to defend themselves against cyber attacks, begging the question of what is the appropriate role the federal government should play in getting the private sector cyber ready, according to Michael Balboni, president of RedLand Strategies, Inc., a business development and government relations firm.

Former Intelligence Senior: “Internet of Things” Increases Threat to Infrastructure

May 15, 2016

A simple Web search can reveal information from thousands of unsecured devices. Even the casual browser can access camera data from Sweden, video game server activity in Eastern Europe, or the output of American wind turbines, according to to former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, who spoke at the annual strategic conference at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University.

National Intelligence Director Warns IoT Could Hurt More Than Help

May 10, 2016

Former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair cautioned against the proliferation of Internet of Things devices on May 4, noting that it allows easy access to cameras or microphones. Speaking at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security’s annual strategic conference, Blair noted that connected devices open up more “attack paths” in both private homes and regional services.

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