Notes from the Editor

The May 2023 Issue of Homeland Security Affairs features a policy essay that warns of conflicts between Emergency Management and Homeland Defense missions in the event of a major war and a research article that assesses how DHS has incorporated climate change into its mission portfolio. Read more.

Homeland Security Affairs

Homeland Security Affairs

Lacy E. Suiter (1936-2006)

This past summer, the nation lost one of its most experienced and respected emergency management and homeland security leaders, Lacy Suiter. For more than forty years, Lacy Suiter helped shape the nation’s emergency management system and in recent years guided its fledgling homeland security programs.

By David O’Keeffe

Lacy E. Suiter (1936-2006)

Death of Lacy Suiter Leaves Large Void in Emergency Management Community

Lacy Suiter passed away on August 8, 2006. With his passing, the emergency management community lost one of its greatest mentors. In this article, first published in the Congressional Quarterly, reporter Eileen Sullivan recaps Suiter’s career and offers testimonials from his colleagues and friends.

By Eileen Sullivan

Death of Lacy Suiter Leaves Large Void in Emergency Management Community

Federalism, Homeland Security and National Preparedness: A Case Study in the Development of Public Policy

Since the events of September 11, 2001 all levels and branches of government have been focused on how best to assess national preparedness so that appropriate resource decisions can be made to enhance the nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major catastrophic events.

By Samuel Clovis Jr.

Federalism, Homeland Security and National Preparedness: A Case Study in the Development of Public Policy

Basic Practices Aiding High-Performance Homeland Security Regional Partnerships

One national priority under the National Preparedness Goal is collaborative geographic regional approaches. This article identifies several basic practices intended to facilitate forming and sustaining a high-performance partnership that should be useful for these collaborative approaches.

By Sharon Caudle

Basic Practices Aiding High-Performance Homeland Security Regional Partnerships

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