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Foreign Policy Clarity Lacking in 2016 Election Candidates

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

As expected, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined a crowded group of GOP 2016 presidential election hopefuls on June 24. With the presidential race heating up and the immense challenges faced by the U.S. across the globe, we are experiencing a lack of clarity from candidates of both political parties as it relates to foreign policy.
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Canadian Government Welcomes Anti-terrorism Legislation

By Anthony Kimery
HSToday

Canada’s new counterterrorism legislation, The Anti-terrorism Act 2015, highlights Canada’s “continued commitment to taking swift action to combat jihadi terrorism and protect Canadians,” according to a government announcement, which noted the new powers provides Canada’s “police forces with the tools and flexibility they need to protect Canadians against serious and evolving threats from terrorist organizations like ISIS while at the same time incorporating measures to ensure the civil liberties of Canadians.

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Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: On How To Tell If You Are Cyber Secure

Last Monday – the 15th – password storage maker LastPass was hacked, exposing the email addresses and encrypted master passwords of its users. Last Tuesday – the 16th – in Congressional testimony, House Oversight Chairman, Jason Chaffetz, said that federal cybersecurity “stinks” in response to the governmental breach that happened earlier this month, exposing the personal information of millions of current, former, and prospective federal employees.

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Senate to vote to confirm new TSA administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate was voting Monday to confirm a new leader for the Transportation Security Administration in the wake of reports of startling security gaps at U.S. airports.

FILE – In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on his nomination to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal

CAIRO (AP) — A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom’s diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved.

The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematically forged grades by giving presents to a college employee.

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White House tries for a leaner National Security Council

The White House acknowledged Monday, at least indirectly, that its vast National Security Council staff, the subject of considerable criticism both within and outside the administration, has grown unwieldy and could use some streamlining.

“To ensure the NSC staff is a lean, nimble, and policy-oriented organization, we are reversing the trend of growth . . .

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