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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

INTERPOL Charts Top Cyber Crimes and Threats in Southeast Asia

INTERPOL’s ASEAN Cyberthreat Assessment 2021 report outlines how cybercrime’s upward trend is set to rise exponentially, with highly organized cybercriminals sharing resources and expertise to their advantage.

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U.K. Consortium to Develop and Test Country’s First Drone Distribution Network for Medical Supplies

AGS Airports, which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports in the U.K., is to lead a consortium that will develop and trial what will be the country’s first national distribution network to use drones to transport essential medicines, blood, organs and other medical supplies throughout Scotland.

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White House Focuses on Fight Against Domestic Terrorism

Fears that an untold number of Americans are being radicalized is prompting the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to take a closer look at efforts to counter domestic extremism and at whether enough is being done.

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Judge Orders Rittenhouse to Not Associate with Supremacists

Accused Kenosha shooter cannot knowingly have contact with any person or group known to “harm, threaten, harass or menace others on the basis of their race, beliefs on the subject of religion, color, national origin, or gender.”

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Syria Camp Housing ISIS Fighter Families Hit by Wave of Murders

A camp in Syria housing families of Islamic State militant group fighters has experienced a wave of murders within a little over two weeks, the United Nations said Thursday, while expressing “serious concern” at the camp’s “deteriorating security conditions.”

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Texas Man Charged in Capitol Riot Made Online Threat to ‘Assassinate’ AOC

The FBI said in Miller’s criminal complaint that the Dallas area man posted repeatedly to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to not only admit his participation in the riot, but share footage of himself inside the building.

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Connecticut Man Charged with Assaulting an Officer During U.S. Capitol Breach

The officer was pinned between the clear police riot shield being held by McCaughey and the lower west terrace door. The officer appeared to be loudly crying out in pain.

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The April 2020 Islamic State Terror Plot Against U.S. and NATO Military Bases in Germany: The Tajik Connection

In mid-April 2020, German authorities detained four Tajik nationals over an Islamic State-linked terror terrorist conspiracy to attack a variety of targets including U.S. and NATO military facilities and personnel stationed in the country.

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Researching Extremist Content on Social Media Platforms: Data Protection and Research Ethics Challenges and Opportunities

It is through this communication by radical or extremist actors that we can learn much about the radicalization processes that take place in the virtual world.

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Demystifying Gender Analysis for Research on Violent Extremism

When scholars, policymakers, and activists pay attention to gender dynamics, they gain new insights about power, identities, and relationships.

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Understanding Salafi‑Jihadist Attitudes Toward Innovation

One of the most notable features of the salafi‑jihadist movement has been its consistent effort to explore technological innovation. Indeed, there is a generally permissive attitude towards innovation in this area.

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The Islamic State Stopped Talking About China

In July 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the now-deceased leader of the Islamic State, named China first in a list of 20 countries and regions where “Muslims’ rights are forcibly seized.”

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U.K. Invests £148 Million to Cut Drugs Crime

The £148 million package takes a system-wide approach to the problem of illegal drugs. It gives extra resources to law enforcement to dismantle organized criminal gangs and tackle the supply of drugs.

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GDIT Selected as a Prime Contractor on State’s Global Support Strategy Contract

Under the contract, GDIT will deliver overseas consulate support services to the Bureau of Consular Affairs in support of visa application and issuance at U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world.

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DIA Plans Small Business Meetings 

Hosted by DIA’s Office of Small Business Programs, the virtual meetings will focus on the basics of doing business with DIA and will discuss program highlights. 

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How is CBP Training Canines During the Pandemic?

In his 17 years as a canine handler for the Border Patrol, Agent Ramon Lemos has had to travel far and wide to train with his new canine partners. So when he got the opportunity to do training in Yuma for his fourth and final canine partner, he was thrilled.

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Port of Champlain CBP Officers Seize Marijuana in Commercial Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry Cargo Facility seized more than 1,545 lbs. of marijuana in a commercial shipment.

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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Renders Aid to Injured Train Jumper

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) from the Hebbronville Station rendered aid to an individual who was injured while attempting to jump on a train near Hebbronville, Texas.

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