9/11 Commission Chairs Leading Bipartisan Homeland Security Project

The Bipartisan Policy Center launched its Homeland Security Project today, led by former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton. Through this project, a group of 14 homeland security practitioners and scholars will create bipartisan recommendations on emerging terrorist threats, not unlike the 9/11 Commission.

With a truly bipartisan perspective, this project is focused on evaluating the security landscape and providing the kind of actionable analysis our government and private sector need to address threats to U.S. security. I am honored to be joining the 14-person team on this important mission.

The United States faces adaptive adversaries on all fronts, and we must continue building American security, resilience and consensus to meet them. Find out more about the Homeland Security Project on the BPC site, and also check Security Debrief for updates on our work.

Dr. Erroll G. Southers writes about aviation and transportation security, violent radicalization and counterterrorism matters. He is the Director of Transition and Research Deployment and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) theme leader at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC). There, he developed the Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism and serves as an adjunct professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy. Southers is also the Managing Director of the Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection Division of the international security consulting firm TAL Global Corporation. Read More