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Homeland Security 4.0: Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics (Report )
Heritage Foundation ^ | August 23, 2011 | By Matt Mayer , James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. and Jessica Zuckerman

Posted on 08/25/2011 1:49:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Executive Summary

Getting the national homeland security enterprise right is among the most difficult challenges in Washington because the problems in protecting the homeland are rooted in overcentralization, pervasive complacency, and entrenched politics—problems that often cause Washington to not work properly. This report marks a path through this obstacle course.

The recommendations in this report are essential steps in establishing the right type of homeland security for the United States—one that is enduring and efficacious. The experience of the past decade is a better guide to the future than what was thought in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. These recommendations are drawn from research by Heritage Foundation analysts over the past decade and from extensive outreach to and engagement with many of the stakeholders in the homeland security enterprise.

Among the key proposals are:

—Matt A. Mayer

is a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and President of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions in Columbus, Ohio. He has served as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary and Acting Executive Director for the Office of Grants and Training in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., is Deputy Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, a division of the Davis Institute, at The Heritage Foundation. Jessica Zuckerman is a Research Assistant in the Allison Center at The Heritage Foundation.

TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alerts; homeland; homelandsecurity; presidentdowngrade; security; terror
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1 posted on 08/25/2011 1:49:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Caught a CSPAN discussion chaired by the authors on their report.

Worth viewing.

2 posted on 08/25/2011 1:54:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Table of Contents


Part I: Making Federalism Work

Part II: Combating Complacency

Part III: Taming Politics

3 posted on 08/25/2011 1:58:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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If the report doesn’t include political correctness within the politics category, this report is only suitable for toilet paper.

Sorry, we need to apply resources responsibly, and that means either profiling in or out for advanced security scrutiny.

The only reference in this report was that of the politics regarding the appearance of profiling and not calling for active profiling.

I like the Heritage Foundation, don’t get me wrong, but they are contaminated with the same self imposed censoring to deflect criticism regarding profiling.

Time to be honest with each other and ourselves before someone else has to die.

4 posted on 08/25/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT by dila813
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