Volume XV

Volume XV

Book Review: Out of the Whirlwind; Supply and Demand After Hurricane Maria by Philip J. Palin

Palin develops fictional characters amalgamated from interviews and real-world experiences to describe varying supply chain concepts and effects during the post-Maria recovery. The result is an engaging, novel-like narrative that highlights the importance of post-disaster supply-chain resilience.

Reviewed by Kristopher Thornburg

Book Review: How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety by David H. McIntyre

Since its relatively recent establishment, homeland security as an organizing concept for government services has received its share of criticism and scrutiny. David H. McIntyre attempts to address this problem head-on in his book How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety

Reviewed by Caleb Cage

Book Review: Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11 By Darren E. Tromblay

This book is a welcome addition to the rather small literature on domestic and homeland intelligence in the United States. It will interest more than just intelligence specialists, because Tromblay addresses broader homeland security issues, focusing especially on the FBI and DHS, and the book would serve as a useful introduction to those agencies.

Reviewed by Erik Dahl

Volume 15 Featured How to Learn About Homeland Security

How to Learn About Homeland Security

Bellavita describes how one can begin to learn about homeland security. Starting with institutionally approved, rather than objectively-tested and validated, foundational knowledge may provide academic order, but the order is achieved at the cost of constraining prematurely what homeland security could become.

By Christopher Bellavita

How FEMA Could Lose America’s Next Great War

The United States has not had a comprehensive strategy to protect its civilian population and defense industrial base, or to mobilize and sustain the nation during time of war, in almost 25 years. Without an investment in these activities by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), America risks losing its next war with one or more major nation states.

By H. Quinton Lucie

Incentivizing Cyber Security Investment in the Power Sector Using An Extended Cyber Insurance Framework

Collaboration between the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and public-sector partners has revealed that a dearth of cyber-incident data combined with the unpredictability of cyber attacks have contributed to a shortfall in first-party cyber insurance protection in the critical infrastructure community.

By Jack Rosson, Mason Rice, Juan Lopez, and David Fass

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