The federal solicitation for the “Southwest Border Wall” is out, and the RFPs contain some surprises on timeline and transparency.
When it comes to aviation security and cargo screening, until technology is as reliable and effective as a canine’s nose, we need more trained dogs.
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.
A sarcastic op-ed in the LA Times by Jim Tierney critiqued TSA airport screening but failed to offer new solutions–or even an understanding of the issues.
TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger has challenged his organization to envision the Transportation Security Administration as an “integrated whole.” This will require a grand strategy to ensure that our security capabilities outpace the threats over time.
Little research has been developed on the economic security aspect of homeland security. This past week, I presented a paper at the Eastern Economics Association (EEA) 42nd Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and it afforded the kind of dialogue we need on customer service and homeland security.
My recent post on DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s “State of Homeland Security” talk prompted a passionate response from Christian Marrone, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary. Here is my response to him.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s final “State of Homeland Security” talk included the usual reference to his “Unity of Effort” initiative. While his intentions are good, within DHS, the effort is viewed as nothing more than a “Unity of Rhetoric” initiative. Here are several ways well-meaning ideas have fallen well-short of reality.
Having good customer service improves the profitability of merchants at the airports, and from a law enforcement perspective, a calm airport environment allows CBP and other law enforcement officers to identify potential threats. Here’s how.