“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.
“Financial services and energy sectors, maritime assets, as well as U.S. Government and symbolic targets represent consistent priorities” for Iran cyberattacks, says DHS.
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.”
Domestic extremist threat “has serious ramifications on Americans’ perception of safety”; government must be “very careful” about election security.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
These concerns can help dictate where to best direct resources and how to work together to combat the greatest threats.