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HSDL Critical Releases

January 2021:
Deciphering the Second Wave of the American Militia Movement
  Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
Future of 'Stop the Steal': Post-Election Trajectories for Right-Wing Mobilization in the US
  Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project; Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University
NCRI Assessment of the Capitol Riots: 'Violent Actors and Ideologies Behind the Events of January 6, 2020'
  Network Contagion Research Institute; Rutgers University. Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience
National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan to the National Strategy for Maritime Security
  United States. White House Office
Researching Extremist Content on Social Media Platforms: Data Protection and Research Ethics Challenges and Opportunities 
  Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET)

 

Featured Essays of December 2020:
Warnings Unheeded, Again: What the Intelligence Lessons of 9/11 Tell Us about the Coronavirus Today
  Erik Dahl
COVID-19 Effects and Russian Disinformation Campaigns
  Wesley R. Moy and Kacper Gradon
COVID-19: Public Health, Privacy, and Law Enforcement, A Precarious Balancing Act
  Christopher Whiting
Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Response vs. Homeland Security Frameworks and Research: Masking the Whole Community
  Alexander Siedschlag
The Role of Elected Executives in Pandemic Response: Reflections from Salt Lake County
  David Schuld
Toward a Science-Based Management Approach to Stealth Threats: A Case Study Using The Novel Coronavirus
  Thomas J. Mackin
Pandemic Policy and the Logistics of COVID-19 Mass Vaccination
  Thomas Russo
Two Transformations In, USCIS Confronts Further Change in Post-Pandemic Future
  Michael S. Locke
Wearables: Useful Sentinels of Our Health?
  Matthew S. Austin
How Should The National Guard Be Employed for The Next National Disaster?
  Paul Jara
Public Health Departments Face Formidable Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic
  William Pilkington and Deepak Kumar

 

December 2020:
2020 National Preparedness Report
  United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency; United States. Department of Homeland Security
Climate Risk in the Electricity Sector: Legal Obligations to Advance Climate Resilience Planning by Electric Utilities
  Environmental Defense (Organization); Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
• Crisis Standards of Care: Lessons from New York City Hospitals' COVID-19 Experience. A Meeting Report
  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Health Security
• Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism, Volume I: Reflections from the Last Decade
  International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
• Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism, Volume II: Contemporary Developments
  International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
Federal Mission Resilience Strategy 2020
  United States. White House Office
• Global Terrorism Index 2020: Measuring the Impact of Terrorism
  Institute for Economics and Peace
• Homeland Security Affairs: Volume XVI
  Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Mitigating Attacks on Houses of Worship: Security Guide
  United States. Department of Homeland Security. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
• Overlooked and Underrated? The Role of Youth and Women in Preventing Violent Extremism
  CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
• Reimagining the 'Global Economy': Building Back Better in a Post-COVID-19 World
  Brookings Institution. Global Economy and Development
• Report on the 2020 Protests and Civil Unrest
  Major Cities Chiefs Association
Taking Back Control: A Resetting of America's Response to Covid-19
  Rockefeller Foundation
• Terrorism-Related Simulations
  Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats 
• Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism - Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures
  Counter Extremism Project 

 

November 2020:
• Antisemitism as an Underlying Precursor to Violent Extremism in American Far-Right and Islamist Contexts
  George Washington University. Program on Extremism; University of Nebraska at Omaha. National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center
• Domestic & International (Dis)Order: A Strategic Response
  Aspen Institute
• National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking
  United States. White House Office
• School Resource Officers: Averted School Violence Special Report
  United States. Department of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
• Standing by: Right-Wing Militia Groups & the US Election
  Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

 

October 2020:
• COVID-19 and the US Criminal Justice System: Evidence for Public Health Measures to Reduce Risk
  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Health Security; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Public Health and Human Rights
• Effective Resilience and National Strategy: Lessons from the Pandemic and Requirements for Key Critical Infrastructures
  Atlantic Council of the United States
• Election Infrastructure Cyber Risk Assessment
  United States. Department of Homeland Security. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
• From Consensus to Conflict: Understanding Foreign Measures Targeting U.S. Elections
  RAND Coporation
• Hate in Elections: How Racism and Bigotry Threaten Election Integrity in the United States
  Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
• Homeland Threat Assessment, October 2020
  United States. Department of Homeland Security
• National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies
  United States. White House Office
• State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey: Report #14: Misinformation and Vaccine Acceptance
  Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.); Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.); Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
• Strengthening the Cyber Resilience of North American Energy Systems
  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Mexico Institute
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence: Public Action Plan
  United States. Department of Homeland Security

 

September 2020:
• Attitudes on Voting in 2020: Preparing for Elections During a Pandemic
  RAND Corporation
• Contagion Externality of a Superspreading Event: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19
  IZA Institute of Labor Economics 
• Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation and Disinformation: Preventive Product Recommendations for Social Media Platforms
  Center for American Progress
• From the Factory to the Frontlines: The Operation Warp Speed Strategy for Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine
  United States. Department of Health and Human Services; United States. Department of Defense
• Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory: Key Trends in QAnon Activity Since 2017
  Institute for Strategic Dialogue
• Mayors' 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough
  United States Conference of Mayors
• Protests & Public Safety: A Guide for Cities & Citizens
  Georgetown University. Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection
• Reimagining Grid Resilience: A Framework for Addressing Catastrophic Threats to the US Electricity Grid in an Era of Transformational Change
  Rocky Mountain Institute
• State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey: Report #10: The Pandemic and the Protests
  Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.); Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Northwestern University (Evanston, III.); Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence: Public Action Plan
  United States. Department of Homeland Security

 

August 2020:
• Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19 
  Public Health Law Watch
• GEC Special Report: Pillars of Russia's Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem
  United States. Department of State
• Mass Attacks in Public Spaces - 2019
  United States. Secret Service. National Threat Assessment Center
• Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities
  Council on Criminal Justice
• Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now
  National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices
• Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate on Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election; Volume 5: Counterintelligence Threats and Vulnerabilities (Redacted)
  United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence
• Report on Police Reform and Racial Justice
  United States Conference of Mayors
• Resetting Our Response: Changes Needed in the US Approach to COVID-19
  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Health Security
• Tracking Mask Mandates During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics
• Way Forward on COVID-19: A Road Map to Reset the Nation's Approach to the Pandemic
  Association of American Medical Colleges

 

July 2020:
• 12 New Immigration Ideas for the 21st Century
  Cato Institute
• Benefits of Coronavirus Suppression: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Response to the First Wave of COVID-19
  Mercatus Center
• 'Disinformation Online and a Country in Crisis'
  United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce
• Issue Guide: COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing
  Associations of State and Territorial Health Officials (U.S.); B.Next
• NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research
  National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
• National COVID-19 Testing & Tracing Action Plan, Update Report
  Rockefeller Foundation
• Policies to Help Communities Recover: Economic Uncertainty
  Mercatus Center
• Promoting Economic Recovery After COVID-19
  Aspen Institute. Economic Strategy Group
• Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now
  National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices
• Researching Violence Against Health Care: Gaps and Priorities
  International Committee of the Red Cross; Elrha; RAND Europe
• Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus
  United States. Department of Transportation; United States. Department of Homeland Security; United States. Department of Health and Human Services
• Science Disinformation in a Time of Pandemic
  Public Policy Forum (Ottawa, Ont.)
• Uncertainty and Decision-Making During a Crisis: How to Make Policy Decisions in the COVID-19 Context?
  Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics
• Use of Biometric Data to Identify Terrorists: Best Practice or Risky Business
  University of Minnesota. Human Rights Center
• Who is Dying, and Why?
  Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

 

June 2020:
• Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2019
  United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Building Emergency Planning Scenarios for Viral Pandemics: UCL-IRDR Covid-19 Observatory
  University College, London. Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
• CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President's Plan for Opening America Up Again (May 2020)
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
• Getting to the Source of Infodemics: It's the Business Model: A Report from Ranking Digital Rights
  New American Foundation
• Global Economic Effects of COVID-19 [updated June 4, 2020]
  Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
• Immigration Reform is Key in the Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis
  Mercatus Center 
• Reopening America: How to Save Lives and Livelihoods
  Brookings Institution
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Report to Congress: COVID-19 Strategic Testing Plan
  United States. Department of Health and Human Services
• Warring Songs: Information Operations in the Digital Age
  Demos (Organization: London, England)
• Was the Coronavirus Outbreak an Intelligence Failure?
  Conversations Network

 

May 2020:
• Americans' Risk Perceptions and Emotional Responses to COVID-19, April 2020
  George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication; Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
• Blueprint for Testing Plans and Rapid Response Programs
  United States. White House Office; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); United States. Food and Drug Administration
• Cost of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdowns, Macroeconomic Expectations, and Consumer Spending
  Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics
• Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions About Reopening Schools in the United States
  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Healthy Security
• Health Departments: Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); United States. Department of Health and Human Services
• Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America's Public Health Care System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations
  Trust for America's Health
• National Action Plan for Expanding and Adapting the Healthcare System for the Duration of the COVID Pandemic
  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Health Security
• Pandemic Resilience: Getting it Done
  Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
• Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors
  National Governor's Association; Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (U.S.)
• Towards Global Pandemic Resilience
  Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

 

April 2020:
• Disaster Financial Management Guide: Guidance for State, Local, Tribal & Territorial Partners
  United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
• Macroeconomics of Epidemics
  Northwestern University (Evanston, III.)
• National COVID-19 Testing Action Plan: Pragmatic Steps to Reopen Our Workplaces and Our Communities
  Rockefeller Foundation
• Policing in a Time of Pandemic: Recommendations for Law Enforcement
  Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics; Georgetown Law
• Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience: Massive Scale Testing, Tracing, and Supported Isolation (TTSI) as the Path to Pandemic Resilience for a Free Society
  Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

 

March 2020:
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
  Johns Hopkins University 
From Biological Weapons to Miracle Drugs: Fake News About the Coronavirus Pandemic
  Institute for National Security Studies
Covid-19 Disinformation Briefing No.1
  Institute for Strategic Dialogue
From SARS to 2019-Coronavirus (nCOV): U.S.-China Collaborations on Pandemic Response
  Testimony of Jennifer Bouey, before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, February 5, 2020 by the RAND Corporation.
Global Economic Effects of COVID-19: In Brief [Updated March 18, 2020]
  Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response [March 23, 2020]
  United States. Department of Homeland Security. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Overview of U.S. Domestic Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) [updated March 2, 2020]
  Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Pandemic Politics: Timing State-Level Social Distancing Responses to COVID-19
  University of Washington
Stopping COVID-19: Short-Term Actions for Long-Term Impact
  MITRE Corporation

 

 

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