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Exactly one year after the release of PSD-1, the Obama Administration releases its first National Security Strategy--designed to provide strategic direction to all security elements of the US government. HSPI has long been involved in shaping the debate on crafting US strategy for the unique threats of the 21st Century.

HSPI Publications

Open Relationship
Frank J. Cilluffo
Foreign Policy
February 15, 2012
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White House Releases National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security
Seth Stodder
Security Debrief
January 27, 2012
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The National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy: Closing a Window of Criminal Opportunity
Sharon :L. Cardash
Security Debrief
January 25, 2012
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Next Generation National Security
Sharon L. Cardash
HSPI Commentary
September 11, 2009
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Canada and the United States: Time for a Joint Threat Assessment?
Sharon L. Cardash, Frank J. Cilluffo, and James Jay Carafano
April 22, 2009
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The Homeland Security Council: Considerations for the Future
HSPI Task Force Report
April 1, 2009
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Thinking Anew--Security Priorities for the Next Administration
Proceedings Report of the HSPI Presidential Transition Task Force
April 2008-January 2009
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Chapter Two: "Do We Need a Goldwater-Nichols Equivalent for the Homeland?"
Frank J. Cilluffo
Featured in Threats At Our Threshold: Homeland Defense and Homeland Security in the New Century, A Compilation of the Proceedings of the First Annual Homeland Defense and Homeland Security Conference
Bert B. Tussing, Editor
Sponsored by: Eisenhower National Security Series
Executive Agent: United States Army War College

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Report of the Future of Terrorism Task Force
Homeland Security Advisory Council
Lee Hamilton, Chairman; Frank J. Cilluffo, Vice Chairman
January 2007
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Consolidating the House's homeland security efforts: The time to act is now
Frank Cilluffo and Daniel Kaniewski
HSPI Issue Brief
December 29, 2004
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Home alone; Congress needs security plan
Daniel J. Kaniewski
The Washington Times
May 14, 2002
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Create a House Select Committee on Homeland Security
Daniel J. Kaniewski
Journal of Homeland Security
February 2002
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HSPI Testimony & Presentations

Combating Terrorism: Developing Effective Strategies Against Terrorism
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, HSPI Director
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
February 3, 2004
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Combating Terrorism: In Search of a National Strategy
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, Chairman, Task Force on Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism, Homeland Defense Initiative, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Before the U.S. House of Respresentatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations
March 27, 2001
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The Role of Intelligence in Identifying, Preventing and Responding to Transnational Terrorism: A Framework for U.S. National Security Planners
Remarks by Frank J. Cilluffo to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security
December 10, 1996
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HSPI Events

A Conversation on Cyber Security Legislation with Mike McConnell, Michael Chertoff, and Senior Congressional Staff
Policy and Research Forum Special Event
February 22, 2012
Event Video, Speaker Biographies, and Resources

Presidential Policy Directive-8: National Preparedness
April 8, 2011
Event Summary

An Address by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on the State of our Homeland Security
Policy and Research Forum
January 27, 2011
Event Summary

Presidential Study Directive-1: Organizing for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Policy & Research Forum
May 27, 2009
Event Summary

Related HSPI Task Force Report:
The Homeland Security Council: Considerations for the Future

Homeland Security Priorities for the 111th Congress
Policy & Research Forum
February 20, 2009
Event Summary

Presidential Transition Roundtable Series
In 2008 HSPI assembled a Presidential Transition Task Force composed of some of the finest minds in the country to leverage their expert insights into today’s most pressing matters of national and homeland security. The goal is to further policy discussions of the top strategic security priorities that command the attention of the new Administration. To push the boundaries of our thinking, the Task Force received briefings from subject-matter experts and launched a series of roundtable discussions, “Thinking Anew – Security Priorities for the Next Administration,” to further consider vital security issues. The Presidential Transition Roundtable Series fostered thoughtful dialogue on the top security priorities for the next Administration in order to generate actionable recommendations designed to effectively meet the most vexing challenges the United States faces today.

View the Transition Task Force proceedings report (pdf)

View the Transition Task Force framework document (pdf)

House Chairman Bennie G. Thompson Lays Out Homeland Security Agenda
HSPI Policy & Research Forum Event
January 29, 2007
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DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff Discusses Departmental Accomplishments and Challenges
Policy & Research Forum
December 14, 2006
Text of Secretary Chertoff's remarks

House Chairman Peter King Lays Out Homeland Security Agenda
HSPI Policy & Research Forum Event
March 7, 2006
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HSPI In the News

DHS monitoring social media
CBS News
June 2, 2012
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Yemen says Al Qaeda militants killed in drone strike
World Now, Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2011
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Budget Wrangling Shows DHS is No Longer a Sacred Cow
Government Security News
July 15, 2011
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New Terror Alert System Earns Mostly Praise From Security Experts
CQ Homeland Security
April 24, 2011
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Homeland Security scrapping color-coded alert system
LA Times
April 20, 2011
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Five-level security alert system goes to two
Washington Times
April 20, 2011
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Coming soon on Facebook and Twitter: terror threats from Homeland Security
Christian Science Monitor
April 20, 2011
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New Terror Alerts Will Be Specific and Short-Lived
Fox-5
April 20, 2011
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Streamlined approach to U.S. preparedness
Homeland Security Newswire
April 13, 2011
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Preparing for the Unexpected
GW Today
April 8, 2011
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New Presidential Directive Takes Aim at Cross-Government Preparedness
CQ Homeland Security
April 8, 2011
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New National Preparedness Presidential Policy Focuses on Capabilities
Emergency Management
April 8, 2011
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White House Releases New Guidelines on Preparedness for Disasters
C-SPAN
April 8, 2011
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Napolitano announces alert system at GW
GW Hatchet
January 31, 2011
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Transforming Terror Alerts
GW Today
January 31, 2011
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Napolitano: Einstein 3 coming in 2011
Federal News Radio
January 28, 2011
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U.S. eyeing a global 'trusted shipper' program
The Washington Post
January 28, 2011
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State of Homeland Security
C-SPAN
January 28, 2011
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Obama administration to replace color-coded terror alerts with new warning system
The Washington Post
January 27, 2011
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U.S. Will Scrap Color-Coded Terror Alerts, Napolitano Says
Bloomberg
January 27, 2011
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New US terror alert system replaces color code
AFP
January 27, 2011
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U.S. replaces color-coded terror alerts
CNN
January 27, 2011
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U.S. to provide specifics in future terrorism alerts
Reuters
January 27, 2011
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Obama ends color-coded threat warnings
Politico
January 27, 2011
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U.S. scrapping color-coded terror alerts
UPI
January 27, 2011
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DHS to Phase Out Color-Coded Alerts
CQ Homeland Security
January 26, 2011
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Color-coded threat system to be replaced in April
CNN
January 26, 2011
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Color-coded terror warnings to be gone by April 27
AP
January 26, 2011
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DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
ABC News
January 26, 2011
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Kaniewski discusses Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
C-SPAN
February 10, 2010
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DHS completes roadmap for change
Federal News Radio
February 4, 2010
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Obama officials present a strategic redefining of Homeland Security's mission
The Washington Post
February 2, 2010
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Obama Integrates Security Councils, Adds New Offices
The Washington Post
May 27, 2009
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Cilluffo Appointed Chairman of Homeland Security Review Panel
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Experts

Penrose "Parney" Albright
Principal Associate Director, Global Security Principal Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
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Marion "Spike" Bowman
Consultant and Educator
Former Deputy National Counter Intelligence Executive
Former Senior Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
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James Carafano
Senior Research Fellow
Defense and Homeland Security, The Heritage Foundation
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Sharon Caudle
Younger-Carter Distinguished Policymaker in Residence and Director, Homeland Security Certificate Program, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University
Former Assistant Director, Homeland Security, Government Accountability Office
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Frank J. Cilluffo
Associate Vice President, The George Washington University
Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
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John Cohen
Independent Consultant, Department of Homeland Security
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Gus Coldebella
Independent Consultant
Former General Counsel (Acting) and Former Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
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Daniel Kaniewski
Deputy Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
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Randall Larsen
CEO, WMD Center
Former Executive Director, Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
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Jean-Luc Marret
Senior Fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
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Nadav Morag
Faculty Member and Deputy Director for Policy Research, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School
Dean, Doctoral Program in Homeland Security, Colorado Tech University
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John Nelson
President and CEO, Zeta Associates Incorporated
Former Chief of Staff to the Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Former Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer, National Reconnaissance Office
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Kirstjen Nielsen
Managing Director and General Counsel, Civitas Group, llc
Former Special Assistant to the President, Homeland Security Council
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Seth Stodder
President & CEO, Palindrome Strategies, LLC
Former Director of Policy and Planning, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
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David Trulio
Director, Homeland Security Programs, Raytheon Company
Former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary, Homeland Security Council
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Bert Tussing
Director, Homeland Defense and Security Issues, Center for Strategic Leadership, Army War College
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
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