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Adm. Neffenger Says Goodbye in his Own Humble Way

Accolades from within DHS, the private sector and Capitol Hill are beginning to flow in praising the work Neffenger accomplished in his too-short tenure at TSA.

Gen. Kelly’s ‘Love Fest’ Senate Confirmation Hearing

The next Homeland Security Secretary gave a powerful performance before the U.S. Senate, which is good news for the homeland.

The Strongest Force in Homeland Security – The Private Sector

There are more than 30 million actors outside of the Department of Homeland Security who will be critical to the success of incoming DHS Secretary Gen. John Kelly.

The U.S. Department of Energy – A Policy and Operational Enigma

By Beverly Ausmus Ramsey, PhD
Despite the importance of its mission, the Department of Energy is not well known to the homeland security community. As we enter the next administration, it is worth considering the scope, value and complexity of DOE’s missions to homeland and national security.

TSA – The Turn-Around Agency of the Year

The changes at TSA over the last year have dramatically improved the agency’s operations and culture. So what’s really going on at TSA that the incoming Trump administration team ought to notice (and not muck up)? This is the part where they need to pay close attention.

TSA’s New Model for Stakeholder Engagement, Collaboration

There’s a revolution percolating through TSA in the form of a new collaborative model the agency is piloting for stakeholder engagement.

Better Management of Trusted Traveler Programs Can Enhance Security, Efficiency

Consolidating Precheck, Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST management has many benefits.

Pearl Harbor – Let Its Lessons Never Be Forgotten

WWII veterans made the United States a superpower. We owe it to them to remember their service and the lessons the war taught us.

Reforming the Stafford Act

With a new administration and Congress, it’s time to take a look at how America plans for emergencies.

The Business of Homeland Security – Who Should Be S2?

In the day-to-day operation of the Department of Homeland Security, no position is more important than the Deputy Secretary. Here are some public servants the incoming Trump Administration should consider.