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DHS Nominee Faces Huge Challenges, Uncertain Support

November 09, 2013

On Wednesday, Jeh Johnson, the White House’s nominee to become the fourth secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, will head up to Capitol Hill for his first public comments since being nominated last month. Running the organization that does everything from protecting land and maritime borders to processing immigration applications to cleaning up after natural disasters is no easy task, and one his predecessors have struggled with at times.

'Horizontal sharing' emerges at fusion centers

November 04, 2013

Fusion centers mainly apply national intelligence to local contexts and gather information locally that they can share with federal agencies. But in recent years, a great deal of "horizontal sharing" has occurred, where fusion centers work closely with each other.

Universities Prep New Generation To Secure World’s Cyberspace

November 03, 2013

Computers may not exactly control the world, but much of the world functions thanks to the help of computers — so securing them has become the next frontier in higher education.

Leadership void at Department of Homeland Security

October 11, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security is suffering from a leadership void as the nation's youngest Cabinet-level agency faces a host of growing pains. President Obama has yet to pick a replacement for Janet Napolitano, who said three months ago she would step down as secretary in September. Fifteen other top jobs are vacant.

Targets of US Raids Planned Terrorism in Kenya

October 07, 2013

U.S. interrogators headed to an American warship in the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan al-Qaida operative linked to the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, as new details emerged Monday about plots planned by a Kenyan militant who escaped a U.S. raid in Somalia.

Iranian Cyber War Chief Killed (VIDEO)

October 04, 2013

The head of Iran's Cyber War Department was found dead. Homeland Security expert Frank Cilluffo, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security, weighs in.

Short-Term Shutdown Unlikely to Significantly Harm Contractors (Subscription Required)

October 01, 2013

HSPI's deputy director Christian J. Beckner is quoted on the impact of the shutdown to security contractors. Subscription required to read.

How an accountant with a fondness for poetry became head of Al-Shabaab, one of world's most-wanted terrorists

September 30, 2013

After assassinating several rivals in Al-Shabab this year, Ahmed Abdi Godane has emerged as undisputed leader of an organization that had lost support, funds and the little legitimacy it had enjoyed among clans in Somalia. Now, with the Nairobi mall massacre, he is sending the world and his supporters a message: This is what my leadership will look like.

Ahmed Abdi Godanel Al-Shabab's Osama Bin Laden

September 30, 2013

Two days before gunmen launched their deadly raid on the upscale Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, killing at least 68 and wounding nearly 200, the Al-Shabab leader who dispatched them was denounced by a prominent member of the Somali-based militant group as too ruthless and power hungry—even for him.

Navy Yard Rampage: Did Authorities Ignore Red Flags? (VIDEO)

September 18, 2013

Michael Balboni, Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute, is asked why the Navy Yard shooter was still able to keep his security clearance.

DHS at the end of the Napolitano era (AUDIO)

September 09, 2013

Frank J. Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, comments on the end of the Janet Napolitano era at the Department of Homeland Security. Audio.

Terror Threat: Analysis (VIDEO)

September 07, 2013

Frank J. Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, is interviewed about the threat still posed by Al Qaeda. Video.

US Military Evacuates Embassy Personnel from Yemen

September 06, 2013

The U.S. military evacuated nonessential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The State Department said in a travel warning that it had ordered the evacuation “due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks."

Al-Qaeda in Yemen proves to be tenacious enemy

September 06, 2013

The U.S. has pummeled terror leaders in Yemen with targeted drone strikes and relaunched efforts to send military aid to the struggling nation, but the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has proven to be a tenacious enemy.

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