Archive for September, 2010

Testimony of Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, “Implementation, Improvement, and Sustainability: Management Matters"

Testimony of Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, “Implementation, Improvement, and Sustainability: Management Matters

Secretary Napolitano Highlights DHS Recovery Act Projects Creating Jobs, Rebuilding Infrastructure, and Enhancing Security

Secretary Napolitano marked the deadline for awarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding by highlighting the jobs, new infrastructure, and enhanced security created as a result of the approximately $2.6 billion in ARRA funding the De…

Secretary Napolitano Announces Key Milestone Toward Implementing DHS’ Small Business Preparedness Plan

Secretary Napolitano announced a key milestone in the Department’s efforts to develop a robust small business preparedness plan – soliciting public comment on a private sector readiness certification program specifically tailored to the needs of small …

Threats to world water supplies

Today’s edition of Nature includes a report worth the attention of anyone engaged in risk strategy.  According to the authors, Our study found that vast areas across both the developed and developing world arrive at similarly acute levels of imp…

Threats to world water supplies

Today’s edition of Nature includes a report worth the attention of anyone engaged in risk strategy.  According to the authors, Our study found that vast areas across both the developed and developing world arrive at similarly acute levels of imp…

Killing a fellow citizen: Four frames on the present reality of Anwar al-Awlaki

Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war; the continual effort and alarm at…

ICS-CERT has released advisory ICSA-10-272-01—Primary Stuxnet Indicators

ICS-CERT has released advisory ICSA-10-272-01—Primary Stuxnet Indicators. ICS-CERT has been actively investigating and reporting on the Stuxnet vulnerability. To date, ICS-CERT has released ICSA-10-201-01-Malware Targeting Siemens Control Softwarea (…

Mumbai-type attacks pre-empted?

This morning the European angle on the last week’s surge in drone attacks in FATA is considerably different than that I am reading and hearing in the United States.  Some examples: From the Guardian (UK) A plot to launch “commando-style&#8…

Statement for the Record of Caryn A. Wagner, Under Secretary and Chief Intelligence Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment

Caryn Wagner discussed how the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) interfaces, supports and coordinates with headquarters elements of the Department – the offices and directorates at the headquarters level that r…

Alternatives

I spent last weekend attending a course on mediation in the hopes of learning skills that might prove useful in crisis management and public engagement since these processes often become framed not just as failures but as conflicts as well. Although fa…