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DHS Budget – Public Rhetoric vs. Budget Reality

The rhetoric from DHS leadership about the overwhelming need for cybersecurity talent, as well as other stated priorities, does not match the reality of the DHS FY18 budget proposal.

Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

The Administration’s proposed budget cuts to several agencies threaten progress and would make the country less safe.

FEMA’s Future – Save the Grants, Partnerships and Children

The congressional hearing on the “Future of FEMA” praised the agency and noted priorities for emergency management and response going forward.

Reforming the Stafford Act

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

After Fugate, Prospects for FEMA’s Top Job – Part 2

Natural disasters like Hurricane Matthew are a reminder of why selecting the right person to serve as the next FEMA administrator is so important.

After Fugate, Prospects for FEMA’s Top Job – Part 1

One of DHS’ most important and public facing jobs is that of FEMA Administrator. Here are some people to consider for the job in the next administration.

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.

DC Metro Resilience – The Issue We Need to Talk about

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?

Emergency Exercises Are Essential Part of 2016 Transition Process

In a matter of months, the United States will have a new president. Leadership transitions are awkward affairs, but one of the most important parts of a successful process is understanding how to handle major emergencies on Day One.