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Dem senator introduces bill to help DHS identify terror threats

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) on Wednesday introduced a bill in the upper chamber designed to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) improve its ability to identify potential terrorist threats.

Hassan said the DHS Data Framework Act will streamline the agency’s information-sharing capabilities by establishing one central database that pulls together relevant information across different government agencies.

“Right now, information on potential threats to our homeland is not easily accessible across different agencies at the Department of Homeland Security, making it harder for our dedicated intelligence analysts to connect the dots and identify terrorist threats,” Hassan said in a statement.

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