More than a year after the the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of Iraq's second-largest city, efforts by the U.S.to weaken the terrorist group don't seem to be working, panelists said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event.
Robert Criss, the study's author, said he found miscalculations of the official 100-year flood levels for many Midwestern cities, including St. Louis, along the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois rivers.
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The Homeland Security Department's inspector general issued two dozen recommendations aimed at improving the directorate's internal affairs divison, including getting the appropriate law enforcement authority to conduct such investigations.
Take-up rates for terrorism insurance dropped sightly last year as a result of worry over whether federal legislation that provides a backstop for coverage would be reauthorized. But a new study found the law's renewal brought greater certainty and eased short-term pricing.
The audit from the department's inspector general focused on $725 million awarded to the state and city through the Homeland Security Grant Program from fiscal years 2010 through 2012.
The Chemical and Biological Defense Program Enterprise – comprised of 26 DoD organizations – leads the department's efforts to protect military personnel from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
The survey said 74 percent of respondents listed anti-government extremism as their top concern, followed by 39 percent for Qaeda-linked extremism, 33 percent for environmental extremism and 24 percent for racist violent extremism.
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A new final rule on the Federal Register would change the monetary thresholds for certain acquisition categories commensurate with inflation. Acquisition thresholds are the top dollar amount for certain types of federal purchases.
With the launch of the openFOIA website last month, the National Archives and Records Administration has laid out what information requesters and Freedom of Information Act office workers can get from the three main FOIA-related federal websites.