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Bridget Johnson

Bridget Johnson has 391 articles published.

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.

CWMD Has ‘Spun Down Worse and Worse’ with ‘Flawed’ Biothreat Detection, Lawmakers Told

DHS office called out for BioDetection 21 issues and not accomplishing goals as biothreats increase.

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White House Included on New USGS Map of Landslide Risks

The mapping provides “a starting point for the public, land managers, emergency planners and researchers interested in landslide hazards.”

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Schultz: Re-compete Helps Coast Guard ‘Spread the Risk Around’ on Needed Cutters

“We are not completely wedded to just Eastern Shipbuilding. It’s a great yard that is doing good work, but this is their first defense article that they have built.”

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Agent Who Promotes Border Patrol Work Has Page Removed by Facebook

Tinoco told HSToday that he hasn’t received a reply from Facebook in the nearly two weeks since his page has been disabled and received no warnings.

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USCIS Sees 10 Percent Jump in Online Applications as Digital Transformation Continues

The agency said 1,214,300 applications were filed online in fiscal year 2019 as three new forms were introduced to the five already available for online submission.

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Who’s Going to Lead DHS Now? Front-Runners Emerge to Replace McAleenan

One thing that may be easier to predict is whether the president’s pick will be a nominee or “acting” secretary.

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McAleenan Steps Down as Acting Homeland Security Secretary

Says he will “remain forever grateful to the men and women of the Department for their steadfast efforts.”

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Coast Guard Sets Record for Illegal Fishing Interdictions

“This problem has persisted for 30-plus years and we are committed to seeing an end to it.”

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McAleenan Walks Out After Protesters Interrupt Speech at Immigration Forum

A Georgetown Law petition had circulated asking dean to “not allow Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan to espouse racism, discrimination, and bigotry on our campus.”

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