The congressional hearing on the “Future of FEMA” praised the agency and noted priorities for emergency management and response going forward.
With new leadership taking over DHS, there are areas for renewed private sector leadership and action in the homeland security arena.
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.
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.
After the bombings this past weekend, there is one simple message we need to heed: “Soft Targets Beware, and Be Ready.”
Chris Battle, who founded Security Debrief to advance the homeland security mission, died from kidney cancer in 2013. Today, we have an opportunity to pick up the fight where Chris left off. Here’s how.
Most organizations can perform well when conditions are at their best, but it’s those truly epic “bad days” when dependability and performance are most important. Given how poorly the Washington, DC, Metro system has been performing on its “good days,” is there any reason to believe it will be able to perform under horrific conditions?