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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, BBC and SiriusXM.

Using George Floyd Protests, al-Qaeda Makes Play for Christian Supporters

Terror group declares state of U.S. today “no different from that of Jesus” and calls for revolt against “Roman Empire.”

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GSA Cancels Alliant 2 Small Business, Planning New GWAC Program to Fit ‘Rapidly Evolving’ Needs

GSA said a request for proposals for 8(a) STARS III would be issued later this month, “with an even greater focus on supply chain security, emerging technologies, and performance outside of the continental United States.”

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Schultz Asked to Ban Confederate Flags as USCGC Taney’s Name Is Removed

Moves come amid a push in Congress to rename military installations currently named after Confederate figures, such as Fort Lee and Fort Bragg.

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Two-Thirds of USCIS Staff Receive Notice of Furloughs Absent a Bailout

Even though DHS and OMB have sent letters supporting congressional appropriation of emergency funds, Congress had still not yet received a formal request for the money from the Trump administration.

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U.S. Needs to ‘Keep Our Eye’ on New Swine Flu Strain, Fauci Tells Lawmakers

Fauci said he couldn’t make an accurate prediction on the future COVID-19 U.S. number of infections but “it is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that… up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around.”

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ISIS Highlights State Dept. Report’s Description of Their ‘Global Network’ and Evolution

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“I would refer you to the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka last year, a gruesome and vivid example of what ISIS-inspired terrorists are capable of doing,” said Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales.

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ISIS Magazine Ranks ‘Media Frontline’ Jihad as ‘One of the Best Deeds’

Publication claims that last month ISIS and the group’s supporters produced four magazines, at least seven books and eight videos, more than 15 audio recordings, more than 35 infographics, and more than 200 posters.

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Virginia’s Criminal Justice Services Site Server ‘Unrestorable’ After Malware Strike

DCJS is one of 11 agencies within the commonwealth’s Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security, and is charged with planning and carrying out programs and initiatives in support of the criminal justice system.

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U.S. Attorney for SDNY Berman Digs in as Barr Tries to Fire Him by Press Release

Barr’s statement on Berman came at the end of an announcement that chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton, whose experience is in civil law, was being nominated for the SDNY job.

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GAO Finds Communication Gaps in Effort to Catch Seafood Industry Forced Labor

In March 2018, CBP formally established its Forced Labor Division in the Office of Trade, but told GAO that they “do not have the resources to gather firsthand information on labor practices.”

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Supreme Court Blocks DACA Repeal Based on ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ DHS Procedure

“The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may consider the problem anew,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.

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Slaying of Oakland FPS Officer Linked to Extremist Boogaloo Movement

Stills from surveillance footage do not show any protesters around the scene as the accused allegedly conducted reconnaissance before the drive-by shooting.

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Pushing for a Cyber 9/11, al-Qaeda Recruits for ‘e-Jihad’ to ‘Ruthlessly Exploit’ Vulnerabilities

Terror group encourages hacking power grid, financial sector, aviation, water systems, emergency response systems.

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The Terror Heritage of Vehicle Attacks on Protests

The protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd have been targeted by multiple soft-target vehicle rammings.

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CBP Biometrics Leader John Wagner Announces Retirement

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Wagner has been assigned to CBP headquarters in D.C. since 1999 and was appointed to his current role in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in April 2014.

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