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DOJ to Sanctuary Cities: Comply or Get Subpoenaed

The Department of Justice has demanded that 23 jurisdictions in the U.S. provide documents that would show whether they are withholding information on illegal immigrants from the department. Federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373 promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement and with which compliance is a condition of FY2016 and FY2017 Byrne JAG awards.. “I… Keep Reading

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Border Walls Around the World – What’s the Utility of a Wall?

President Trump’s commitment to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border continues to polarize both Congress and bilateral ties with our southern neighbor. While Democrats argue walls don’t work and even many Republicans question the $21.6 billion price tag, both concerns are overwrought. While critics say there is no utility in a border wall, countries… Keep Reading

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Law Enforcement, Nonprofit Partnership Tackling Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

In the summer of 2016, a group of Minnesota community leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sector joined with local and federal law enforcement agencies to form an anti-trafficking group to address the issue of sex trafficking at this year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Although the group established practical goals of providing more outreach… Keep Reading

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State CIOs Want to Nix Conflicting Security Regulations

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released its 2018 federal advocacy priorities, and high on the list is clarifying conflicting security regulations from different agendas and programs. Other top priorities include recognizing state authority and ongoing innovation with emerging technology, and meeting citizens’ expectations through sharing information. “State CIOs continue to seek… Keep Reading

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Toughen Community Resilience Through PACE Funding

Whether resilience efforts are reactive or proactive, tools exist for cities to take a holistic approach to resilience in the buildings sector that can yield higher-performing buildings (in both existing buildings and new construction), healthier economies, and better communities that emit less carbon and lessen future impacts on climate change. One such tool is Property… Keep Reading

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Assessing Cyber & Physical Risk to Manufacturing Infrastructure

Manufacturers serve as critical building blocks of modern society. They are integral to the existence of the products we consume, the essential services we need, and the infrastructure on which we rely. Our reliance on them also means that, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “a direct attack on or disruption of… Keep Reading

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Effects of Repeated Exposure Trauma on Firefighters

Many research studies have focused on firefighter mental health challenges due to a single traumatic event. But what about repeated exposure to such events? This article details findings from a research project that studied the impact of repeated exposure trauma (RET) on firefighters. Read more at the U.S. Fire Administration Keep Reading

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Beehler Re-Nominated for Assistant Secretary of the Army, IE&E

Alex A. Beehler, originally nominated in October to be assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and the environment, had his name resubmitted to the Senate this month. Beehler currently serves as senior adviser at B & D Consulting, an independent environmental and energy services consulting company. Between 2004 and 2009 he served as… Keep Reading

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