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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.

Hurricane Season Readiness and the Need for NFIP Reauthorization

While the 2017 hurricane season has been remarkably calm compared to the epic years of the past, there is a looming disaster if Congress does not reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It has until September 30 to reauthorize a program that five million policyholders are dependent upon for their security.

National Security and the New Space Race

We are in a new space race, and the results will impact national security and economic opportunity for decades to come.

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.

Reforming the Stafford Act

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

The Critical Infrastructure of Space

Today, we are in the midst of a new space race with dozens of nations competing for the higher ground – in orbit.

Great Infrastructure Takes a National Infrastructure Bank

When it comes to generating economic growth and jobs, infrastructure investment tops the list of the next president’s to-do list.

The Presidential Debate – National Security Questions I Want Asked

Nothing can change the dynamics of a presidential race faster than a debate performance. With the first debate approaching, what will the nominees have to say about national security?

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate’s Letter on Louisiana Flooding

On Tuesday, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate sent this public letter detailing his agency’s efforts in responding to the massive flooding in Louisiana.

The Politics of Obama’s Visit to Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

President Obama is visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana amid criticism. Does he deserve it? Let’s give this a bit of perspective.