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CBP Needs to Improve Customer Service at Ports of Entry

Comments to Customs and Border Protection at land ports of entry indicate many people entering the United States find CBP employee conduct to be distasteful.

Comey’s Catch-22 Election Decision

Some are criticizing FBI Director James Comey’s announcement of new e-mails that could have been relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton. They call it political meddling. I call it leadership.

DHS Needs a Risk Expert as its Next Secretary

The DHS mandate is fundamentally about risk, and in looking for the next DHS Secretary, we should consider someone with a risk-focused background. Something like an insurance expert.

Launch Inaugural Parade Before the Congressional Luncheon

By Alan Ladwig
Don’t make the public stand in the cold while the new president wines and dines with legislators. There is no reason that the Congressional event can’t take place after the parade.

U.S. Cyberattack on Russia Would be a Mistake

By Mike Martin
The reported plans for retaliatory cyberattacks on Russia could yield many negative consequences with minimal benefit.

The Risk Ring of Fire

It is time for the American public to begin a serious discussion about U.S. interests and how to protect them.

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.

Imagine Leaders, Not Just Politicians

At the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, there were missed opportunities for statesmen to genuinely advance peace in the Levant.

Lawsuits, TSA, Highway Deaths and Math Homework

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit in federal court because TSA didn’t do its math homework.