Homeland Security


FEMA releases updated National Preparedness Goal



FEMA releases updated National Preparedness Goal
In September the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the updated National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness Goal defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other manmade hazards, terrorist attacks, and… Read More

DHS to form new WMD office



DHS to form new WMD office
Recently it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning on creating a new office to focus on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) defense. The new office would be a “one-stop shop” that would create departmental unity between the DHS offices currently addressing WMD threats. In his… Read More

President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy



President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy

Last Friday, the White House released President Obama’s new National Security Strategy, which builds on the progress of the last six years, and provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests...

2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review published by DHS



2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review published by DHS

In June the Department of Homeland Security published its second Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The original QHSR, published in 2010, outlined the vision, mission areas, goals, and objectives for homeland security...

Call for papers– Simons Center 2014 interagency writing competition (deadline Aug. 8, 2014)



Call for papers– Simons Center 2014 interagency writing competition (deadline Aug. 8, 2014)

COMPETITION IS CLOSED EFFECTIVE AUG. 8, 2014 -- The Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation announces its Interagency Writing Competition for 2014.  All submissions must be received by 5 pm CST on Friday, August 8, 2014...

House committee cites need for better information sharing in Boston Marathon report



House committee cites need for better information sharing in Boston Marathon report

Last month, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee released a bipartisan report detailing the timeline of last year’s Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The report makes recommendations for improving counterterrorism efforts in the future...