Volume II

Volume II

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

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.

The Department of Defense as Lead Federal Agency

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many, including the president, have called for serious public discussion over whether the U.S. military should take over what has been historically a civilian governmental function of catastrophic incident response.

By Kathleen Gereski

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