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Bridget Johnson

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Bridget Johnson
Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. A veteran journalist whose news articles and analyses have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe, Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor and a foreign policy writer at The Hill. Previously she was an editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and syndicated nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Bridget is a senior fellow specializing in terrorism analysis at the Haym Salomon Center. She is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate 15, a private investigator and a security consultant. She is an NPR on-air contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, National Review Online, Politico, New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, The Hill, Washington Times, RealClearWorld and more, and has myriad television and radio credits including Al-Jazeera and SiriusXM.

Jewish Community in America ‘Afraid in a Way We Have Never Been Before,’ Orthodox Union Tells Congress

“We are under threat of violence as we walk down a city street or enter our synagogues to pray or shop in a supermarket for kosher groceries,” Diament says at hearing on growing anti-Semitism.

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New NTAS Bulletin: Iran Sympathizers Could Target ‘Iranian Dissidents, Jewish, Israeli, and Saudi Individuals’ in U.S.

“Financial services and energy sectors, maritime assets, as well as U.S. Government and symbolic targets represent consistent priorities” for Iran cyberattacks, says DHS.

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Counsel: Without Statute, DOJ ‘Leveraging Every Tool’ Against Metastasizing Domestic Terror

Brzozowski noted how “some people still labor under the impression that you have to be a card-carrying member of some organization to be a domestic terrorist.”

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Chad Wolf Lays Out Landscape for ‘Robust, Resilient, and Forward-Leaning’ DHS

Domestic extremist threat “has serious ramifications on Americans’ perception of safety”; government must be “very careful” about election security.

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Judge Blocks Executive Order That Would Allow States, Cities to Reject All Refugees

The administration argued that under the Refugee Act of 1980 Congress “explicitly afforded the president authority over the refugee resettlement process, including by taking local consultation into account.”

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DHS Bulletin to Hazardous Chemical Sector: Beef Up Cyber, Physical Security at Facilities

The Insights bulletin notes that Iran has targeted a variety of industries and organizations in the past, and said CISA “is monitoring the intelligence information” in the wake of “heightened geopolitical tensions.”

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DHS to Retailers: Watch Out for Suspicious Buyers of Explosive Target Kits

Few states regulate the sale of binary exploding targets, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) doesn’t regulate the kits in their sale form — unmixed ingredients that don’t meet the standard for explosive materials.

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Low DHS Morale: Is it Job Stress, Acting Leaders, or Lack of a ‘Culture of Recognition’?

DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Angela Bailey tells Congress that in addition to DHS employees shouldering “extremely difficult work” they also have financial worries exacerbated by fears of another government shutdown.

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DOJ: Pensacola Shooting Was Terrorism, Saudi Visited 9/11 Memorial Before Attack

Investigators “did learn of derogatory material possessed by 21 members of the Saudi military who were training in the United States,” including jihadi messages and child porn, but chose not to prosecute.

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6 Terrorism Trends to Watch in 2020

These concerns can help dictate where to best direct resources and how to work together to combat the greatest threats.

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