April SM Online

National Security


April 2019 SM Online


The initial report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) Public Safety Commission offers an analysis of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The Parkland shooting also spurred a report from the Federal Commission on School Safety. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security​ offers resources for schools on safety planning, including School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence and the Guide for Developing High Qu​ality School Emergency Operations Plans​.​


A white paper from Microsoft and Accenture argues that the global digital revolution, which has transformed the world, has also inadvertently created new threats.


The U.S. Government Accountability Office interviewed five agencies on what it takes to acquire and implement HSPD-12-compliant physical security systems.


The FBI Agents Association spoke to agents about the effect of the U.S. government's partial shutdown on their morale and commitment to the Bureau.


The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that no actual injury or harm needs to be proved in order to seek damages from a private entity that violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act. 


U.S. Department of Justice charged a Chinese national with theft of trade secrets. 


France imposed a €50 million fine ​on Google for GDPR violations.


Federal fines for OSHA violations are increasing.​


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program was extended for 15 months.


New York passed a bill prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression. 


Michigan furthers LGBT protections.


Yahoo! Inc. shareholders sued former company directors and officers over massive data breaches.


The U.S. Supreme Court will listen to arguments concerning New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. the City of New York, New York.


Atlantic Cape Fisheries & BJ's Service Co. settled a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit for $675,000.