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Kirstjen Neilsen – DHS Secretary Number 6

Kirstjen Nielsen is being nominated to be the next Homeland Security Secretary.

After Hurricanes, Building Business Resilience Through Preparedness

Recovery efforts continue after hurricanes battered parts of the United States, and some businesses are struggling to return to normal operations. The value of preparedness affects day-to-day business operations, and we need to advocate the notion of being prepared.

How will Data and Analytics Change the President’s Daily Briefing?

While the President’s Daily Briefing is comprehensive, there remain factors and circumstances a president and their national security team will not have full insight into. That might be about to change.

Doing the Tough Job – Elaine Duke Gets It Done

The “Acting” Homeland Security Secretary has already proven her merit and capacity to permanently lead DHS.

Five Questions for FEMA in Harvey, Irma Disaster Recovery

Texas and Louisiana are receiving $15 billion to help with recovery after Hurricane Harvey, and the aftermath of Hurricane Irma may require further federal money. Whenever amounts of money of this size are allocated or disbursed, accountability is fundamental. Here are five questions FEMA, state and local leaders, and others should be asking.

Considerations for Congress in Harvey Disaster Assistance

Congress has less than a month to tackle a long list of priorities before the end of the fiscal year. Not least among these to-dos is coming up with a Disaster Assistance bill to look after the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here are points Congress must weigh as it debates recovery funding.

Reducing the Economic Impact from Hurricane Harvey

Harvey could be the most costly natural catastrophe in U.S. history. But by focusing on resilience and restoring business operations, it might not need to be.

Contemplating the Future of a DHS Campus at St. Elizabeth’s

TSA and USCIS are moving to new headquarters buildings but not to the long-planned St. Elizabeth’s campus. Congress needs to start asking questions about whether these moves make budgetary sense and what will happen to the DHS HQ consolidation at St. Elizabeth’s.

In Devastation from Hurricane Harvey, USCG Does It Again

There are many people and groups that have done amazing things to help the victims of Harvey. Perhaps most impressive among them: the US Coast Guard.

The Hurricane Harvey Response – The Difference is Leadership

The devastation wrought on Texas by Hurricane Harvey is drawing comparisons to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. While the both storms were severe, the comparison is not apt – and the difference between them is leadership.