Biography for Zach Rausnitz
Zach Rausnitz is an Editor in the Government Publishing Group at FierceMarkets. He writes regularly for FierceHomelandSecurity, FierceGovernment and FierceMobileGovernment. He previously interned at the Washington bureau of BBC News, where he worked in the TV, radio and online divisions. While at Brown University, where he got a B.A. in English, he wrote for The College Hill Independent. He enjoys riding his bicycle and lives in Washington, D.C. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Zach Rausnitz
Research into the process of radicalization via the Internet has largely studied the content that is available rather than how terrorists actually make use of it, a study from the Rand Corporation says.
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees say they're concerned that jihadist groups are gaining new strength, partly due to the conflict in Syria.
The House passed three bills regarding the Transportation Security Administration Dec. 3. all with broad bipartisan support.
Whoever stole a truck carrying radioactive material in Mexico Dec. 2 probably did not know what was inside, said experts on terrorism and smuggling from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
The Coast Guard issued a final rule Nov. 19 clarifying that Transportation Worker Identification Credentials cannot be shown to employers as evidence of resident alien status.
Terrorist organizations value lone wolves for their ability to carry out the goals of the organization with lower costs, little or no need to plan, and a lower probability of detection, Amit Kumar of Georgetown University said during a recent event at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
The National Security Agency considered exposing the pornography viewing habits of Muslim "radicalizers," according to documents that the Huffington Post obtained from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
President Obama nominated John Roth to be the Homeland Security Department's inspector general Nov. 21. Roth currently heads the Food and Drug Administration's office of criminal investigations and has also served in the Justice Department.
The conflict in Syria will likely have consequences for international terrorism for decades to come, Brian Michael Jenkins of the Rand Corp. said Nov. 20 during a House hearing. Jenkins, a terrorism expert and senior adviser to Rand's president, said that Syria has provided al Qaeda a chance to establish a strong new base in the Middle East and bring in new recruits.