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MiPAL: Homeland Security

A comprehensive collection of official U.S. Government strategy documents, including National Security Strategies dating from the Reagan Administration to the present, Military and Defense strategies, Quadrennial Defense Review reports, and strategies focusing on terrorism, homeland security, cyber security, and weapons of mass destruction. All of these strategy documents are brought together in one location, enhanced by a full-text search feature to facilitate in-depth research.

Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC)

TPDRC archives and distributes data colleced by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and researchers about the nature of intra-(domestic) and international terrorism incidents, organizations, perpetrators, and victims; governmental and nongovernmental responses to terror and citizen’s attitudes towards terrorism, terror incidents, and the response to terror.

Homeland Security Digital Library – HSDL

The HSDL is a collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. 1941-present.

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®)

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) has served the information needs of the Defense community for more than 70 years. DTIC reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense For Research and Engineering ASD(RE).

War and Terrorism Collection

War and Terrorism Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines of interest to analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science. The database offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

Congressional Research Service Reports on Terrorism

Congressional Research Service Reports on Terrorism. a project by the Federation Of American Scientist

Congressional Research Service Reports on the Middle East and the Arab World

Congressional Research Service Reports on the Middle East and the Arab World. a project by the Federation Of American Scientist

Congressional Research Service Reports on Homeland Security

Congressional Research Service Reports on Homeland Security. a project by the Federation Of American Scientist

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center – EBSCO

This database offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism and is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as to enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues.

The UN Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)

The Security Council works to enhance the capacity of Member States to prevent and respond to terrorist acts through its subsidiary bodies, which include the Counter-Terrorism Committee, the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, as well as the 1540 Committee on the non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.

Electronic Legal Resources on International Terrorism

Comprehensive and accurate legal information on the steps taken by the international community and individual countries in the fight against international terrorism. The site is maintained by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

ProQuest Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)  
ProQuest, in partnership with The National Security Archive produce the Digital National Security Archive, the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Collections cover the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post-World War II through the 21st century, providing unparalleled access to the defining international strategies of our time with more than 124,000 indexed, declassified government documents; many are published now for the first time.

START (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism)  
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism—better known as START—is a university-based research center committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. Headquartered at the University of Maryland, START supports research efforts of leading social scientists at more than 50 academic and research institutions, each of whom is conducting original investigations into fundamental questions about terrorism, including: Under what conditions does an individual or a group turn to terrorism to pursue its goals? What is the nature of the radicalization process? What attack patterns have different terrorists demonstrated during the past forty years? How has terrorist behavior evolved? And, what does this indicate about likely future terrorist activity? What impact does terrorism and the threat of terrorism have on communities, and how can societies enhance their resilience to minimize the potential impacts of future attacks?

Open Source Center 
The DNI Open Source Center (OSC) serves as the hub of the Intelligence Community’s National Open Source Enterprise. OSC collects and analyzes open source information from around the world and makes its products–ranging from textual translations to multimedia productions–available to customers throughout the US Government. OSC also brokers and hosts open source information and products from dozens of other open source providers, including other USG entities, think tanks, and more.

Terrorism: Information Resources  
This is a selective guide to library materials and Internet resources on terrorism and terrorist activities. For suggestions to other material, please check with Lehman Reference staff. A Columbia University e-seminar series, Covering Terrorism, presented by Associate Professor Brigitte L. Nacos, examines the marriage of convenience that exists between terrorists and the media.

The World Trade Center Attack: The Official Documents 
This is a selective guide to the official government documents related to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, NY, on September 11, 2001. There is also a more general research guide on terrorism available, titled Terrorism: Information Resources.

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.   
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Terrorism (General)  
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Department of Homeland Security, Directorate for Science and Technology  
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear – keeping America safe.

National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, August 2009   
Twenty years after the Berlin Wall came down and eight years after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the United States has emerged from the post-Cold War world and post-9/11 world. We know the type of world we face, the nature of the threats, challenges, and opportunities before us, and the role intelligence can play in supporting policies that advance our national interests.

Final Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction  
The WMD Commission was established by Executive Order 13328, which was signed by the President on February 6, 2004. The Commission was charged with assessing whether the Intelligence Community is sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private networks). The Commission reported its findings and recommendations to the President by March 31, 2005

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Official Government Edition  
The Commission’s Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks. Below you will find the official Government edition of the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

Homeland Security Related Executive Orders (1927-2009)   
Compilation of Homeland Security Related Executive Orders (1927-2009), prepared for the House Committee on Homeland Security, June 2010