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The Short but Effective Tenure of DHS Sec. John Kelly

In one of the most turbulent weeks in any presidential administration, Friday’s stunning announcement that DHS Secretary John Kelly would be the new White House Chief of Staff caught an already shell-shocked weary Washington by surprise.

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Evolving Threats Mean Revamping Screening and Security

TSA's new rule for scanning electronics larger than a cell phone during airport screening is sure to raise the public's ire, but there is a lot to be said and to applaud about how TSA is rolling out its...

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National Security and the New Space Race

We are in a new space race, and the results will impact national security and economic opportunity for decades to come.

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TSA Admin Nominee Pekoske Continues Semper Paratus Tradition

The nomination of USCG Vice Commandant David P. Pekoske to be the next TSA Administrator continues a distinguished tradition of tapping the top ranks of the Coast Guard to lead DHS' toughest assignments.

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U.S. Private Sector Will Lead on Climate Change Post Paris Agreement

President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate treaty will put more attention on, and give more influence to, the most dynamic of American powers on the climate change issue: the private sector.

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DHS Budget – Public Rhetoric vs. Budget Reality

The rhetoric from DHS leadership about the overwhelming need for cybersecurity talent, as well as other stated priorities, does not match the reality of the DHS FY18 budget proposal.

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Manchester Attack – Venue Security Worked…Until It Didn’t

The terrorist attack in Manchester is a reminder that even as venue owners and operators tighten event security, there remain soft targets immediately outside the security perimeter.

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CBP Airport Wait Times Improve, Better Measurement Needed at Land Borders

A recent GAO report shows CBP is successfully decreasing wait times at airports, but when it comes to land and sea ports, more work remains.

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Petitions for Rulemaking in a Deregulatory Environment

Under the new administration, the private sector should turn to petitions for rulemaking to help guide how regulations are structured and implemented.

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Border Wall Impact on Drug Flows Could Deliver National Cost Savings

A southern border wall could be cost-beneficial if it limits narcotics trafficking and reduces the number of drug overdose fatalities, but it is worth considering regulatory alternatives, as well as whether the border wall will actually impact drug flows.

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