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No military solution to terrorist conflicts, just political ones, veteran British diplomat says

Despite policies among many nations to not negotiate with terrorists, the chief British negotiator for the Northern Ireland peace deal said there should be open channels with al Qaeda, the Taliban and other such groups. 

GAO: DHS steps help small business gain more contracting opportunities, but more data needed

The department issued 74 EAGLE II task orders, almost all of which was issued to small businesses. But the $591 million in orders represent only 3 percent of the strategic sourcing program's potential $22 billion value.

Violence from terrorism rises globally in 2014 from prior year, new think tank report finds

The Global Peace Index said total deaths from terrorism increased by 9 percent to about 20,000. The largest increases in terrorist activity occurred in Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria, the second most deadly country for terrorism after Iraq.

House Homeland Security Committee releases new monthly snapshot of terror threats

There have been two dozen plots linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria against Western targets in the first half of this year, up from 19 over the entire course of last year, according to the new monthly feature.

White House looks to bolster infrastructure resilience with new transportation and climate data

The White House hopes releasing transportation-related data will enhance the nation's resilience to extreme weather events linked to climate change, which could have a serious impact on U.S. transportation systems.

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