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Blood will tell; Chinese economic espionage; ISIS terror and Yellow Vests, and more

12/13/18 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 No evidence for Trump claim on “terrorists”: Government sources (Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Landay, U.S. News) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. authorities had “caught 10 terrorists,” citing it as a...

Demagogues on the right and left use digital tools to exploit popular resentment, dissatisfaction

12/13/18 Democracy imperiled Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The digital era has spurred many advancements in many areas of human society, but it has also led to growing instability and inequality, notes Tom Wheeler, a Visiting Fellow in...

The time of the trolls

12/13/18 Democracy imperiled Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The nascent internet played a key role in defeating the military coup in Russia in 1991, notes Andrei Soldatov, co-author with Irina Borogan of The Red Web: The Struggle Between...

Ed Cash

Ed Cash is a nationally recognized Homeland Security expert who served as a member of George W. Bush’s administration from 2001-2009 and is currently the President of Frontier Security Strategies, a top Homeland Security and Public Safety consulting firm.

Ed was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and served as the first ever Director of Advance Operations to Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. He established DHS advance policies for all domestic and international events for the Secretary while serving as the liaison between the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities critical to the Secretary’s security, travel, and planning.

From 2005-2009 Ed served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs where his principal role was to serve as the liaison between all of the nation’s governors, mayors, county officials, and state and local first responders. Ed worked with constituents to coordinate DHS’s policies on prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery from terrorist incidents and natural disasters.

From 2001-2009 Ed also served as a member of the advance teams for President Bush and Vice President Cheney, responsible for successful coordination of White House logistics, press and communications staff, the White House Military Office, and the United States Secret Service.

Prior to joining the Federal Government in 2001, Ed worked in various capacities in the administration of former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci.

Ed is the founder of the Tom Ridge Foundation, a non-profit Homeland Security charitable organization and the founder of the Homeland Security Bipartisan Collaboration, a semi-annual event which congregates hundreds of current and former Homeland Security officials including Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and former Secretaries of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Michael Chertoff, and Tom Ridge.