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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.

UN Official: Try ISIS Detainees Now or ‘Serve the Narrative of Grievance and Revenge’

Bachelet says states “should provide the same access to nationality for children born to their nationals in conflict zones,” including ISIS fighters.

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Man Accused of Plotting Attack on U.S. Embassy in Brussels as ISIS Highlights Diplomatic Targets

ISIS stressed the importance of operations “in the heart of European capitals against the world’s most powerful intelligence services.”

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Europeans Are ‘Losers’ for Trying to Prevent Return of Foreign Fighters, Says Pro-ISIS Group

Media foundation that last year warned foreign fighters of a “harmful destiny” if they gave up on ISIS tells them “the land of Jihad” is better than Europe.

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Iran ‘Wiper’ Attacks Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Krebs Warns as U.S. Cyber Strikes IRGC

“What might start as an account compromise, where you think you might just lose data, can quickly become a situation where you’ve lost your whole network,” says CISA director.

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U.S. in ‘Worse Shape’ to Face Flu Pandemic Than 15 Years Ago, Warns Steven Hatfill

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Biodefense expert wrongly accused in anthrax letters calls “alarming” the emergence of micro-outbreak strains.

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Iran Warns of ‘Damages and Casualties on All Sides’ If U.S. Responds to Maritime Drone Attack

FAA notice blocks U.S.-registered aircraft, passenger and cargo, from flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman as tensions “might place commercial flights at risk.”

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Pekoske ‘Intends to Come Home’ as TSA Faces Challenge of Broader Tactics and Targets, Says Cogswell

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Deputy acting administrator sees “really amazing opportunities for us to partner up with industry” to “harness energy and enthusiasm out there for new ideas, new ways of thinking.”

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Vigilance Needed to Protect U.S. from Swine Fever and Agroterrorism, Warns USDA Homeland Security

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A particular concern of the USDA is multiple small-scale attacks: “It would be a very difficult situation if a lot of small attacks looked natural.”

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House Chairmen Question Whether Cuccinelli Appointment Was Lawful Under Vacancies Act

Creation of new position “appears to have had no purpose other than to facilitate the appointment of Mr. Cuccinelli over any of the individuals who were eligible under the law,” they told McAleenan.

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Senate Receives Bill to Ensure Small Businesses Get Third of DHS Frontline Component Contracts

Sponsor Correa calls legislation “necessary” to outfit DHS “while allowing domestic small businesses to better compete for federal government contracts.”

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