Beyond the HSC/NSC Merger: Integrating States and Localities into Homeland Security Policymaking

Paul Stockton ABSTRACT: The most critical issue in merging the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC) is one that has received the least attention. Merger advocates emphasize that combining the councils will better integrate domestic and international policymaking. Paul Stockton agrees with the importance of that goal. He argues, however, that

Merging the HSC and NSC: Stronger Together

Christine Wormuth and Jeremy White ABSTRACT: At the federal level, homeland security is inherently and fundamentally an interagency undertaking. The quality of interagency relationships and processes is central to the success or failure of federal — and national — homeland security activities. Short of giving a single Cabinet secretary directive authority over other Cabinet secretaries