Notes from the Editor

The May 2023 Issue of Homeland Security Affairs features a policy essay that warns of conflicts between Emergency Management and Homeland Defense missions in the event of a major war and a research article that assesses how DHS has incorporated climate change into its mission portfolio. Read more.

Homeland Security Affairs

Homeland Security Affairs

Another Question Concerning Technology: The Ethical Implications of Homeland Defence and Security Technologies

This essay begins to provide a unified moral reckoning with the way in which technological progress has altered the rules of military engagement and the implementation of homeland security. It addresses both military technologies and technologies that secure the homeland since their development and use might succumb to similar ethical pitfalls.

By John Kaag

Another Question Concerning Technology: The Ethical Implications of Homeland Defence and Security Technologies

Evaluating the Impact of Contextual Background Fusion on Unclassified Homeland Security Intelligence

There are millions of homeland security professionals ready and willing to assist in the global war on terror (GWOT) and current strategies to strengthen homeland security include the provision of unclassified intelligence products to these non-traditional recipients (NTR).

By Charles Eaneff

Evaluating the Impact of Contextual Background Fusion on Unclassified Homeland Security Intelligence

Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review — 2007

Immigration, border control, Andrew Speaker, Version 2 of the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the Virginia Tech shootings, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, disaster capitalism, the “new” FEMA, the Homeland Security threat assessment, torture, fusion centers, cyber attacks: what was your top homeland security-related issue in 2007?

By Christopher Bellavita

Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review — 2007

Application of the Maximum Flow Problem to Sensor Placement on Urban Road Networks for Homeland Security

The use of sensors in the detection of terrorists, weapons, or dangerous materials transported along the roadways of the United States could contribute to the protection of urban population centers from attack.

By Robert L. Barnett, D. Sean Bovey, Robert J. Atwell, and Lowell Bruce Anderson

Application of the Maximum Flow Problem to Sensor Placement on Urban Road Networks for Homeland Security

The Use of EMS Personnel as Intelligence Sensors: Critical Issues and Recommended Practices

The use of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel as information collectors to support Terrorism Early Warning Groups (TEWGs) and other intelligence fusion centers is advocated by academic papers, professional journals, and best-practice documents.

By Michael Petrie

The Use of EMS Personnel as Intelligence Sensors: Critical Issues and Recommended Practices

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