This volume of Homeland Security Affairs and the Journal’s new online format is dedicated to its long-time managing editor Alis Gumbiner. This past fall, Alis stepped down after nine years at the helm. Alis was instrumental in the Journal’s early years in taking the initial vision and making it a reality. She worked her magic behind the scenes developing Homeland Security Affairs’ online presence, assembling the review board, working with prospective contributors, and building the readership. Her dedication to the Journal and commitment to academic excellence is reflected in every aspect of the journal’s success. Thank you Alis for your endless contributions and most of all for being a great colleague. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
As we say goodbye to Alis, we want to give a warm welcome to Dr. Stephen Twing, our new managing editor. Steve is also Chair of the Department of Political Science at Frostburg State University in Maryland. His areas of research include national security. We are fortunate to have Steve join the Journal staff and look forward to his ideas and contributions as Homeland Security Affairs enters into its second decade of publication.