Supply Chain Resilience: Diversity + Self-organization = Adaptation

Philip Palin ABSTRACT: In the last three decades a collection of linear supply chains has become a complex adaptive network of demand creating supply. The benefits are obvious. The risks tend to be insidious. With the 2012 National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security and the 2013 Implementation Update on the strategy, a public-private process

Ami J. Abou-bakr, Managing Disasters through Public-Private Partnerships (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013)

Austen D. Givens ABSTRACT: Austin D. Givens reviews Managing Disasters through Public-Private Partnerships by Ami J. Abou-bakr SUGGESTED CITATION: Givens, Austen D. “Ami J. Abou-bakr, Managing Disasters through Public-Private Partnerships (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013).” Homeland Security Affairs 9, Article 12 (August 2013) A massive tornado tore a seventeen-mile path through Moore, Oklahoma

The Two Faces of DHS: Balancing the Department’s Responsibilities

Jerome H. Kahan ABSTRACT: In forming the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), many of the twenty-two entities transferred to the new Department brought with them a smorgasbord of non-homeland security responsibilities, such as processing legal immigration and enforcing immigration laws, intercepting illegal cross-border trafficking in drugs and arms, enforcing our customs regulations, and keeping our

The Plan, Type, Source, Report Cycle: A Unifying Concept for National Guard Preparedness

David W. Smith ABSTRACT: Unity of effort in homeland response operations has proven over the last decade to be an elusive target. National Guard contributions to homeland response are no exception. Much effort has gone into creation of a dual status commander, and rightfully so. But, much low hanging fruit remains in the form of

Letter to the Editor: Homeland Security Education — Response to Michael W. Collier

William V. Pelfrey Sr. and William D. Kelley Jr. Mr. Collier’s criticisms of our article, “Homeland Security Education: A Way Forward,” seem to revolve around five issues: Our coverage of homeland security education was partial, not “overall”: Our research methods produced no generalizability and ignored the private sector; We ignored the latest efforts in curriculum

Letter to the Editor: Homeland Security Education

Michael W. Collier “Homeland Security Education: A Way Forward,” by William Pelfrey and William Kelley and published in the February 2013 issue of Homeland Security Affairs provides some valuable insights but only a partial view of the overall situation with homeland security education. The methodology used by Pelfrey and Kelley does not support their inference

Entrepreneurial Security: A Free-Market Model for National Economic Security

Shawn F. Peppers ABSTRACT: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicates that the majority of the nation’s critical infrastructure is owned by the private sector. However, from a policy standpoint, the potential role the entrepreneur and the free-market system might play in critical infrastructure and key resource (CIKR) risk management may not be fully appreciated.

Operational Epidemiological Modeling: A Proposed National Process

Brienne Lenart, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, Linda Bergonzi-King, Debra Schnelle, Theresa Lynn Difato, and Jody Wireman ABSTRACT: To support the successful integration of civilian and military domestic disaster medical response, the Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNH-CEPDR) and US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) have established the National Center for Integrated Civilian-Military Domestic Disaster

Evacuation and Sheltering of People with Medical Dependencies – Knowledge Gaps and Barriers to National Preparedness

Petter Risoe, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, and James Paturas ABSTRACT: Emergency plans are mandated by a number of federal regulations, often with conflicting definitions, to incorporate people with medical dependencies. However targeted planning for this segment is presently hampered by substantial knowledge deficits defining this population and the potential resource requirements in a disaster. These gaps prevent

Homeland Security Education: A Way Forward

William V. Pelfrey Sr. and William D. Kelley Jr. ABSTRACT: While there is nothing particularly wrong with proceeding forward into the uncertain future of homeland security education, much of the movement has been without directional evidence and debates as to direction have generated more heat than light. We conducted research to help us determine trajectory