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Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges

Jonathan Toebbe allegedly placed an SD card concealed within half a peanut butter sandwich at a pre-arranged “dead drop” location.

Federal Agencies Release Plans to Fight Climate Risks

On October 7, the White House announced the release of more than 20 Federal Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans. We take a closer look at those from the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice and State.

Former FEMA Disaster Response Leader Dennis Kwiatkowski Dies at 76

Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long called Kwiatkowski "the Ultimate #FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer."

Cyber Incident Reporting Act, FISMA Overhaul Advance in Senate

The Cyber Incident Reporting Act would require critical infrastructure owners and operators to report to CISA within 72 hours if they are experiencing a substantial cyber-attack.

New DOJ Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative Will Hold Contractors Accountable for Data Breaches

Review is aimed at developing actionable recommendations to enhance and expand the Justice Department’s efforts against cyber threats.

CISA Releases New Cyber Reporting Guidance for Chemical Facilities

Sharing information about cyberattacks is integral as warnings of attacks, incidents, and network abnormalities can prevent additional attacks.

New Insider Threats Paper Calls for Greater Information Sharing Between Government, Industry

Four policy and legislative recommendations are offered that would lead to more effective monitoring of potential insider threats.

DHS to Terminate Border Barrier Contracts in Laredo and Rio Grande Valley

Environmental planning activities will cover projects funded with DHS’s Fiscal Year 2018-2021 barrier system appropriations where construction had not started.
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