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The second of three online Dialogues on the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review is now open for business. The Dialogues are an innovative web-based outreach tool created by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Academy of Public Administration to help solicit stakeholder input on the “Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR). The QHSR is a congressionally-mandated process which will help guide the nation’s homeland security policies over the next four years. The final report is due December 31, 2009.

In a Blogger Roundtable teleconference yesterday to promote the launch of the second Dialogue, DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Alan Cohn said that the Department had been “very happy” with the first round. He said that there had been 8200 participants (who posted more than 200 individual proposals) with 20,000 individuals visiting the site in total. (DHS Assistant Secretary David Heyman held a similar Roundtable when the Dialogue process began earlier last month.)