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Kylie Bull is an editor and contributor based in Norwich, United Kingdom.
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Millions of Climate Change Deaths and Infertility by 2050 Unless Drastic Action is Taken Now

04 Oct 2023  |  www.hstoday.us
A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that human activity and climate change are severely damaging the planet, posing significant health risks including millions of premature deaths and infertility by 2050. The report, produced by 250 scientists from over 70 countries, calls for drastic environmental protections and a shift to sustainable development. It highlights the potential for green investment and policy changes to mitigate these risks, emphasizing the need for a near-zero-waste economy and reduced food waste. The report also underscores the importance of addressing systemic issues like energy, food, and waste management to achieve long-term environmental and health benefits.

Organized Crime Operations Across Latin America, U.S. and France Seize Hundreds of Weapons

01 Oct 2023  |  www.hstoday.us
An INTERPOL-coordinated operation, Trigger V, led to 560 arrests and the seizure of hundreds of weapons across Latin America. The operation involved multiple countries and agencies, resulting in significant seizures of firearms, ammunition, and other contraband. Key arrests included individuals linked to transnational arms trafficking and organized crime groups. The operation also highlighted the trans-continental nature of firearms trafficking, with notable seizures in Costa Rica and Mexico. In a related operation, U.S. and French law enforcement arrested suspects involved in importing firearms into France. The operations underscored the importance of international cooperation in combating organized crime and illegal arms trafficking.

OIG: FEMA Wasted Resources, Time and Money in Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Contracting

07 May 2023  |  www.hstoday.us
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audited FEMA's 2017 hurricane recovery contracts in Puerto Rico, finding that FEMA did not follow procurement laws and wasted resources by awarding and then canceling contracts with Bronze Star LLC. The audit revealed deficiencies in FEMA's procurement process, including inadequate verification of contractor capabilities and improper use of Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses. Despite OIG's recommendations for improved procedures, FEMA disagreed, asserting that its existing processes are sufficient. OIG maintains that the findings indicate systemic issues within FEMA's procurement practices.

UN: Fight Terrorism with Information Sharing and Focus on Financial Intelligence

26 Apr 2023  |  www.hstoday.us
Countries, organizations, and institutions combating terrorism need to enhance information sharing and focus on financial intelligence, according to Weixiong Chen, deputy head of the UN Security Council’s counter-terrorism directorate. Speaking at a special meeting organized by the Council, Chen emphasized overcoming barriers to information-sharing and addressing the limited use of financial intelligence. The meeting, involving various international and regional organizations, aimed to explore the links between terrorism and organized crime, with a regional focus on Latin America, West Africa, Europe, and Asia. Participants discussed the need for strengthened cooperation and the adaptation of successful methods from organized crime cases to terrorism cases.

Ireland Drafts New Strategy to Protect National Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks

19 Mar 2023  |  hstoday.us
The Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, is consulting on a new cybersecurity strategy to protect individuals, businesses, and Ireland's national security. The strategy aims to ensure the resilient operation of networks and infrastructure and protect against threats like hacking and cyber espionage. The consultation opened on March 19, seeking responses to 10 specific questions regarding the focus and objectives of the strategy, protection of critical infrastructure, electoral integrity, government IT systems security, public information campaigns, development of the cybersecurity industry, skilled worker availability, academia-industry relationships, government understanding of cybersecurity developments, and Ireland's role in international cybersecurity discussions. Submissions are accepted for 30 working days before finalizing the strategy.

Joint Action in U.S. and Europe Takes Down Prolific Dark Web Marketplaces

04 May 2019  |  hstoday.us
An international investigation involving U.S., German, and Dutch authorities led to the takedown of Wall Street Market, one of the largest dark web marketplaces, and the arrest of three German nationals who administered it. The marketplace, available in six languages, allowed vendors to sell illegal narcotics, counterfeit goods, and hacking software. The administrators conducted an exit scam, diverting about $11 million in virtual currency to their own accounts. A fourth individual, Marcos Paulo De Oliveira-Annibale of Brazil, was also charged for his role as a moderator and public relations representative for the marketplace. Additionally, the Silkkitie (Valhalla Marketplace) was seized by Finnish Customs with the help of the French National Police.

Fire Departments Respond to More Calls, 64% Categorized as EMS and Rescue

04 May 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
In 2017, fire departments in the United States responded to 26,880,800 calls, a 5% increase from 2016. Despite their name, only 4% of these calls involved actual fires, with 64% categorized as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and rescue. The report highlights the distribution of calls by type, time, and region, noting that the South had the highest number of calls, consistent with its population size. The Northeast had the lowest percentage of EMS runs, possibly due to some departments still focusing on traditional fire suppression. The data underscores the evolving role of fire departments in community emergency response.

GAO Tells FEMA to Address Weaknesses in Grant Management and Cybersecurity

10 Apr 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has evaluated FEMA's Grants Management Modernization (GMM) program and found that while FEMA has implemented several leading practices for business process reengineering and IT requirements management, it has not fully established plans for new business processes or clear IT requirements. GAO's report also highlights concerns with FEMA's cybersecurity practices and the unrealistic schedule for delivering the GMM program by September 2020. GAO has made eight recommendations to improve FEMA's grant management and cybersecurity, with FEMA agreeing to the recommendations and providing estimated completion dates.

Border Data Storage Amid Calls for International Model

10 Apr 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The Justice Department has released a white paper on the CLOUD Act, which updates the legal framework for law enforcement to request electronic evidence from service providers while respecting privacy and foreign sovereignty. The Act addresses the challenges of data location in the Internet age, allowing for faster and more efficient access to electronic evidence across borders. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard W. Downing highlighted the Act's importance for international cooperation and addressed criticisms of it being U.S.-centric. The white paper emphasizes the need for lawful and efficient access to electronic evidence to ensure public safety and security.

Britain Throws New Police Powers, Investment and Innovation at Knife Crime Culture

08 Apr 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
Six UK companies have received over £460,000 to develop technologies for detecting concealed knives in crowded areas, funded by the UK Home Office and Department of Transport. This initiative is part of the Serious Violence Strategy, with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Defence and Security Accelerator overseeing the project. The technologies, which include radar and electromagnetic sensors, aim to be safe and unobtrusive. The announcement coincides with the Prime Minister's Serious Youth Violence summit and new measures by Home Secretary Sajid Javid to enhance stop and search powers. The government has also allocated £100 million to support areas affected by serious violence and appointed Impetus to manage a £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. A consultation on holding teachers, health workers, and police accountable for not spotting violent crime is also underway.

Nuclear Regulators are Ignoring the Real Dangers of Dirty Bombs

04 Apr 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for not considering all relevant criteria, such as socioeconomic impacts and fatalities from evacuations, in its risk assessment of radioactive materials that could be used in dirty bombs. Experts and studies suggest that the NRC's current focus on immediate health effects from radiation exposure is insufficient. The GAO's report recommends that the NRC include these broader criteria and implement additional security measures for smaller quantities of high-risk radioactive materials. The NRC has largely disagreed with these recommendations, maintaining that its current regulations are adequate.

China’s CT White Paper: Preventing Extremism with ‘Detention Facilities’

01 Apr 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
China's State Council Information Office released a white paper on counterterrorism and extremism, emphasizing human rights protection in Xinjiang. The document highlights threats from 'East Turkistan' forces and details measures like education and training centers aimed at de-radicalization. The Soufan Center's analysis estimates two million people are detained in these centers, criticizing them as ineffective and counterproductive. The report suggests that China's counterterrorism policies may incite further extremist behavior and international terrorism against Chinese interests.

FBI Ripped Over Maritime Security, ID Cards for Terror Suspects

28 Mar 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The FBI has been criticized for its complacent and potentially dangerous approach to terror threats in the U.S. maritime system, as revealed by an audit from the Office of Inspector General. The audit found significant deficiencies in the FBI's collaboration with maritime security stakeholders and the issuance of Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards to known or suspected terrorists. The report highlights that some individuals on the No Fly list were granted TWIC cards, allowing them unescorted access to secure port areas. The FBI's assessment of maritime terrorism threats is based on incomplete information, and the bureau does not conduct its own formal threat assessments. The audit makes nine recommendations to improve the FBI's maritime counterterrorism activities, all of which the FBI has agreed to implement.

What Do Consumer Protection Identity Theft Plans Really Do for You?

27 Mar 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
Data breaches have exposed the personal data of millions, increasing the risk of identity theft. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that while identity theft services can be convenient, they do not prevent fraud. GAO's report highlights that no single solution can address all risks from data breaches, advocating for a layered approach to security. Public and private entities sometimes offer complimentary identity theft services, but their effectiveness in preventing fraud is unproven. Free options like credit freezes and regular account monitoring are recommended. GAO also suggests that Congress reconsider the mandated $5 million per-person coverage for identity theft insurance, as it may be unnecessary and costly.

State and Local Officials Call for U.S. Immigration Reform Amid Federal Polarization

26 Mar 2019  |  hstoday.us
State and local officials are increasingly taking sides in the national immigration debate due to local law enforcement's cooperation with federal immigration authorities and rising partisan pressures. The Bipartisan Policy Center's report, based on 2017 and 2018 bipartisan roundtables with National Association of Counties and National Conference of State Legislatures members, reveals the challenges states and communities face in the absence of federal immigration reform. Officials seek Congressional action to end the divisive debate and allow them to serve their constituents effectively. There is a consensus on the importance of immigrants to local workforces and the need for Congress to reform immigration laws. However, there is disagreement on whether localities should cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. The roundtable discussions highlighted the negative impact of federal polarization and external influences on state and local immigration policy-making, with a unanimous call for Congress to address immigration reform to provide clarity and support for local governments.

Much of $35 Billion in Hurricane Recovery Spending Remains Unspent

25 Mar 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
Over a year after the 2017 hurricanes, much of the $35 billion allocated for recovery remains unspent due to ongoing planning phases in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed the federal response, highlighting that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lacks adequate guidance for staff, a comprehensive monitoring plan, and a strategic workforce plan. GAO issued five recommendations to improve HUD's oversight and management of disaster recovery grants. HUD is working on increasing its staff to meet these recommendations, but further workforce planning is needed to ensure sufficient oversight.

GAO: DHS Must Improve Border Security Reporting

23 Mar 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Homeland Security did not report on all required metrics of border security effectiveness in its 2017 report and failed to disclose some data limitations. DHS reported on 35 of 43 metrics mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, using generally reliable data but omitting certain limitations. GAO recommends that DHS systematically review data reliability, identify limitations, communicate these in its annual Border Security Metrics Report, and include sensitivity analyses and measures of statistical uncertainty for metrics based on statistical models. DHS concurred with the recommendations and plans to implement them by October 2020.

GAO: State Must Work with UN to Improve Peacekeeping Operations

19 Mar 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The United Nations had 14 ongoing peacekeeping operations with approximately 103,000 personnel as of December 2018, with the United States being the largest financial contributor. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed these operations and found that they generally do not fully meet U.S. principles for effective peacekeeping. The GAO recommends that the Secretary of State work with the UN to ensure peacekeeping operations meet these principles and provide better cost information. The UN has begun reforms to improve performance data, but more work is needed to address member states' concerns. The GAO report includes case studies, such as the Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, highlighting challenges in transitioning peacekeeping operations.

GAO: EPA Delayed Assessments of Harmful Chemicals

05 Mar 2019  |  hstoday.us
The Government Accountability Office reported that the EPA delayed assessments of toxic chemicals and reduced the number of chemicals being assessed in 2018. Despite improvements in the IRIS Program's timeliness and transparency, EPA leadership halted the release of IRIS-associated documentation and redirected staff to support the implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act. Industry representatives expressed concerns that delays in the review process are pushing companies to introduce chemicals in foreign markets, particularly Europe. The GAO also found that the EPA has made progress in implementing TSCA, responding to statutory deadlines and finalizing rules for prioritizing and evaluating chemicals. However, proposed budget cuts have raised concerns about the future resources available for expanding assessment work. Congress has maintained funding at fiscal year 2017 levels, rejecting the proposed cuts.

New App Using Crowd to Spot and Report Suspicious Behavior to be Used in London

02 Mar 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
The Krowd, a new app developed by KrowdThink, enables users in crowded areas to report suspicious behavior directly to security teams. Funded by the UK government with nearly £250,000, it is part of the Improving Crowd Resilience initiative following the 2017 terror attacks. The app transforms users into a 'virtual sensor' network, deterring potential threats by allowing instant reporting. It will be deployed at Broadgate Quarter in London and was one of the projects sharing £1 million from the Defence and Security Accelerator facilitated ICR programme. Geoff Revill of KrowdThink highlighted the acceleration of commercial progress due to government support.

UK to List Hezbollah in its Entirety as a Terrorist Organization

26 Feb 2019  |  hstoday.us
The UK government plans to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization, subject to Parliament's approval. This decision includes Ansaroul Islam and JNIM, which operate in Africa's Sahel region. Membership or support for these groups will carry a sentence of up to 10 years' imprisonment. The move is based on the inability to distinguish between Hezbollah's military and political wings. Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt have expressed that Hezbollah's actions destabilize the Middle East and threaten UK's national security. The US and Israel have commended the UK's decision. Additionally, several aliases of already proscribed organizations have been added to the UK's list of terrorist organizations.

GAO: US Virgin Islands to Use Alternative Disaster Funding Program

25 Feb 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
In September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria caused extensive damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands, leading to significant federal assistance from FEMA. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed FEMA's Public Assistance program, which provided over $1.4 billion in funding for emergency and permanent work. The USVI is transitioning to the Public Assistance alternative procedures program, which offers fixed-cost estimates for projects, providing more flexibility and financial incentives for timely completion. GAO will continue to monitor and report on the USVI's disaster recovery efforts.

Border Patrol Museum Protesters ‘Desecrated Memorial’ to Fallen Agents

18 Feb 2019  |  www.hstoday.us
Pro-migrant activists from the group 'Tornillo: The Occupation' protested at the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, defacing a memorial to fallen agents. The protest aimed to highlight alleged human rights violations by the U.S. Border Patrol, with activists placing stickers of deceased migrants on the memorial. The museum, which is non-political and nonprofit, is pursuing charges against the protesters. Military police from Fort Bliss responded to the incident, and the museum is assessing property damage.

GAO: DOD Must Assess Tradeoffs Associated With Expanding Public Access to Terrorism Trials

13 Feb 2019  |  Hstoday
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the Department of Defense (DOD) has not fully assessed the tradeoffs and risks associated with expanding public access to military commissions’ proceedings for terrorism trials. The GAO suggests that the DOD should develop a strategy to address public access challenges, especially as demand is expected to increase during trial phases. The DOD concurred with the recommendation and plans to form a working group to study the issue and report by December 31, 2019.

Climate Change and Cyber Attacks Named as Biggest Global Security Threats

12 Aug 2018  |  www.hstoday.us
A Pew Research Center survey conducted among 27,612 respondents in 26 countries reveals that climate change, cyber attacks, and ISIS are perceived as the top global security threats. Concerns about climate change have significantly increased since 2013, especially in France and Mexico. Cyber attacks are a growing concern, particularly in the U.S., where 74% of respondents cited it as their top threat. The threat from ISIS remains significant but has decreased in several countries. The survey also highlights ideological and partisan divides in threat perceptions, with those on the left more concerned about climate change and those on the right more concerned about ISIS. Education and age also influence threat perceptions, with more educated individuals and older age groups showing different levels of concern.
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