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Let the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Expire
David C. John. The Heritage Foundation, 11 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Fixing the Department of Homeland Security
Elaine Kamarck. Progressive Policy Institute, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Thick or Thin
Zack Phillips. Government Executive Magazine, 01 September 2007.

National Preparedness Guidelines
Department of Homeland Security, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Identity Crisis: Defining the Problem and Framing a Solution for Terrorism Incident Response
Mark Landahl. Homeland Security Affairs, September 2007 (.pdf file).

After the 9/11 Act: Homeland Security Grants Still Moving in the Wrong Direction
Matt A. Mayer and James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 03 August 2007 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Observations on DHS and FEMA Efforts to Prepare for and Respond to Major and Catastrophic Disasters and Address Related Recommendations and Legislation
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 31 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Overview of the Administration's FY 2008 Request for Homeland Security
Steven M. Kosiak. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 23 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Coordination Between FBI and ICE on Investigations of Terrorist Financing
Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security, July 2007 (.pdf file).

Department of Homeland Security: Progress and Challenges in Implementing the Department's Acquisition Oversight Plan
Government Accountability Office, June 2007 (.pdf file).

How Would Americans Allocate Anti-Terrorism Spending? Findings from a National Survey of Attitudes About Terrorism
Thomas F. Stinson et al. Homeland Security Affairs, June 2007 (.pdf file).

Management and Programmatic Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security
David M. Walker. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 10 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Running Aground: The Hidden Environmental and Regulatory Implications of Homeland Security
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar. American Constitution Society fof Law and Policy, May 2007 (.pdf file).

Paying for Homeland Security: Show Me the Money
Cindy Williams. Audit of the Conventional Wisdom, MIT Center for International Studies , May 2007 (.pdf file).

Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of the US War on Terror
David Gold. The New School, April 2007 (.pdf file).

Financing Recovery from Catastrophic Events
Homeland Security Institute, 30 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Righting the Ship
Zack Phillips. Government Executive Magazine, 15 March 2007.

What Has Homeland Security Cost? An Assessment: 2001-2005
Bart Hobijin and Erick Sager. Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, February 2007 (.pdf file).

Facts and Figures about Homeland Security Spending
Veronique de Rugy. American Enterprise Institute, 14 December 2006.

2006 National Interoperability Baseline Survey
SAFECOM, Department of Homeland Security, December 2006 (.pdf file).

Federalism, Homeland Security and National Preparedness: A Case Study in the Development of Public Policy
Samuel H. Clovis, Jr. Homeland Security Affairs, October 2006 (.pdf file).

The Forgotten Homeland
Richard A. Clarke, Rand Beers, Jane A. Bullock, Martin O'Malley and Richard C. Leone. Panel discussion sponsored by The Century Foundation, Washington D.C., 29 June 2006 (.pdf file).

FEMA After Katrina
Patrick S. Roberts. Policy Review, June/July 2006 (.pdf file).

Budgets to Make America Safer
Cindy Williams. MIT Center for International Studies, June 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security Assistance for Nonprofits
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Memo to Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 22 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Keep FEMA Where It Is
Michael E. O'Hanlon and Jeremy Shapiro. The Washington Times, 12 May 2006. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Homeland Security Department: FY2007 Appropriations
Jennifer E. Lake and Blas Nunez-Neto. Congressional Research Service, 10 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Terrorist Financing: Agencies Can Improve Efforts to Deliver Counter-Terrorism-Financing Training and Technical Assistance Abroad
Hon. David M. Walker. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, 06 April 2006 (.pdf file).

'Network-Centric' Emergency Response: The Challenges of Training for a New Command and Control Paradigm
Lt. Col. Mark Stanovich. Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College, March/April 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Better Management Practices Could Enhance DHS's Ability to Allocate Investigative Resources
Richard Stana. Testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, 28 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Neglected Defense: Mobilizing the Private Sector to Support Homeland Security
Stephen E. Flynn and Daniel B. Prieto. Council on Foreign Relations, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Remarks on Secure Borders and Open Doors in the Information Age
Michael Chertoff. Office of Homeland Security, 17 January 2006.

Security for Sale
Sarah Posner. American Prospect, 01 January 2006.

'Who's in Charge?' New Challenges in Homeland Defense and Homeland Security
Thomas Goss. Homeland Security Affairs, 2006 (.pdf file).

'Terrorists Will Strike Again'
James R. Thompson. Chicago Tribune, 16 December 2005. Posted on the 9/11 Public Discourse Project website (.pdf file).

Testimony of Richard L. Skinner
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Management, Integration and Oversight, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 16 December 2005 (.pdf file).

The Truth About FEMA: Analysis and Proposals
James Jay Carafano and Richard Weitz. The Heritage Foundation, 07 December 2005 (.pdf file).

A Formula for Disaster
Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton. The New York Times, 05 December 2005. Posted on the 9/11 Public Discourse Project website (.pdf file).

Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security
Excerpts from the FY 2005 DHS Performance and Accountability Report. Department of Homeland Security, December 2005 (.pdf file).

Federal Authorities for Disaster Response
CSIS, 28 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Catastrophic Risks, Resource Allocation, and Homeland Security
Richard A. Posner. Journal of Homeland Security, October 2005.

The Worst Is Yet to Come: Lessons from September 11 and Hurricane Katrina
Donald F. Kettl. The Century Foundation, September 2005.

Strategic Management of Training Important for Successful Transformation
Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, September 2005.

Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2005
Department of Homeland Security, June 2005 (.pdf file).

Department of Homeland Security Faces Challenges in Fulfilling Cybersecurity Responsibilities
Report to Congressional Requesters, Government Accountability Office, May 2005 (.pdf file).

Overview of Department of Homeland Security Management Challenges
Norman J. Rabkin. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 20 April 2005 (.pdf file).

The FY 2006 Budget Request for Homeland Security: A Congressional Guide for Making America Safer
James Jay Carafano. Backgrounder #1835. Heritage Foundation, 18 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight
Genevieve J. Knezo. CRS Report for Congress, 24 February 2005 (.pdf file).

Organizing for Victory: Proposals for Building a Regional Homeland Security Structure
Edwin Meese III, James Jay Carafano and Richard Weitz. Backgrounder, Heritage Foundation 21 January 2005 (.pdf file).

The Department of Homeland Security: The Road Ahead
Michael A. Wermuth. Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 26 January 2005. Posted on the RAND website (.pdf file).

Partnering Against Terrorism: Summary of a Workshop
Board of Science, Technology, and Economic Policy. National Academies Press, 2005.

Homeland Security Capabilities-Based Planning: Lessons from the Defense Community
Sharon L. Caudle. Homeland Security Affairs, 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Frameworks for Higher Education in Homeland Security
National Academies Press, 2005.

Homeland Security, The United States, Europe and Beyond: New Challenges for Institutions and the Private Sector
Conference Report. Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 07-08 October 2004.

An Appropriator's Guide to Homeland Security
James Jay Carafano. Heritage Foundation, 07 June 2004 (.pdf file).

Guns, Butter, and the War on Terror
Christopher DeMuth. American Enterprise Institute, May 2004 (.pdf file).

The Bush Budget and Bioterrorism
Leif Wellington Haase. Homeland Security Project. Century Foundation, 6 February 2004.

Dissecting the Budget Proposals:  The Fiscal Year 2005 Budget
Thad Hall. Homeland Security Project. Century Foundation, 5 February 2004.

The Department of Homeland Security Needs to Fully Adopt a Knowledge-based Approach to Its Counter-MANPADS Development Program
General Accounting Office, 30 January 2004.

Funding for Defense, Military Operations, Homeland Security, and Related Activities Since 9-11
Steven M. Kosiak. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, 21 January 2004.

Homeland Security:  Challenges in Achieving Interoperable Communications for First Responders
William O. Jenkins, Jr. General Accounting Office, 6 November 2003.

Homeland Security:  Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
Robert F. Dacey. Statement before Select Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives. General Accounting Office, 17 September 2003.

Roadmap for Homeland Security Department takes shape
Maureen Sirhal. Government Executive, 5 August 2003.

Homeland Security:  Efforts to Improve Information Sharing Need to Be Strengthened
General Accounting Office, August 2003.

FBI Reorganization:  Progress Made in Efforts to Transform, but Major Challenges Continue
David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, 18 June 2003.

Bureaucracies, Communities and Networks:  Interagency Cooperation for Homeland Security in Monterey County
Gerald R. Scott. Naval Postgraduate School, June 2003. Hosted by STINET database (.pdf file).

Homeland Security:  Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
Robert F. Dacey and Randolph C. Hite. Testimony before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives. General Accounting Office, 8 May 2003.

Funding for Defense, Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism since 9-11:  Where Has All the Money Gone?
Steven M. Kosiak. CSBA Backgrounder, 29 January 2003.

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks Federal Emergency Management Agency
General Accounting Office, January 2003. Posted on the Syracuse University website.

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks Department of Homeland Security
General Accounting Office, January 2003.

High-Risk Series:  An Update
General Accounting Office, January 2003.

A Preliminary Benefit/Cost Framework for Counterterrorism Public Expenditures
Benjamin Zycher. Rand Corporation, 2003.

Homeland Security:  Management Challenges Facing Federal Leadership
General Accounting Office, December 2002.

What Will Homeland Security Cost?
Bart Hobijn. FRBNY Economic Policy Review, November 2002.

Increases in Military Spending and Security Assistance Since 9/11
Michelle Ciarrocca and William D. Hartung.
Arms Trade Resource Center, World Policy Institute, 4 October 2002.

Homeland Security and the Trouble with Training
James Jay Carafano. Backgrounder. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 3 October 2002.

Getting It Right The First Time
Allan V. Burman. Government Executive Magazine, 1 October 2002.

Meeting the Challenges of Establishing a New Department of Homeland Security
Philip Anderson, et. al. CSIS White Paper. Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 2002.

Homeland Security:  Information Sharing Activities Face Continued Management Challenges
David M. Walker. Testimony Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, 01 October 2002.

Funding for Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Since 9-11
Steven Kosiak. Backgrounder. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 24 September 2002.

Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs in the Department of Homeland Security
Michael Scardaville and Rea Hederman, Jr. Backgrounder #1591. Heritage Foundation, 20 September 2002.

The New Homeland Security Agency and Whistleblowers
Tova Andrea Wang. The Century Foundation, 14 September 2002.

Prospects for the Homeland Security Department: The 1947 Analogy
James Carafano. The Backgrounder, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 12 September 2002.

In Homeland Security, Congress Must Address Issue of Cutting Turf
Diana Clayborn. Congressional Quarterly, 11 September 2002.

Scattershot Spending in Terror Fight: Area Localities Decide How to Allocate U.S. Aid
Spencer S. Hsu and Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post, 10 September 2002.

Homeland Security: The White House Plan Explained and Examined
Richard A. Falkenrath. A Brookings Forum, The Brookings Institution, 4 September 2002.

Building A Behemoth
Jason Peckenpaugh. Government Executive Magazine, 1 September 2002.

Disconnect: Info sharing won't make us safer if agencies can't get it right
Shane Harris. Government Executive Magazine, 1 September 2002.

The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, September 2002.

Beyond the Beltway: Focusing on Hometown Security: Recommendations for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Planning a Year After 9-11
Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness. JFK School of Government, Harvard University, September 2002.

Homeland Security: Effective Intergovernmental Organization is Key to Success
Patricia A. Dalton. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, US House Committee on Government Reform, 20 August 2002.

Cost Estimate for S. 2452, National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002
Congressional Budget Office, 14 August 2002.

Homeland Security:  Department Organization and Management
Harold C. Relyea. Congressional Research Service, 7 August 2002.

Creating the Department of Homeland Security: Rethinking the Ends and Means
Stephen E. Flynn. The Century Foundation Homeland Security Project, 7 August 2002.

The National Guard and Homeland Security
Jack Spencer. Executive Memorandum #826. The Heritage Foundation, 29 July 2002.

Department of Homeland Security: An Alternative that Will Work
Donald F. Kettl and Gregory F. Treverton. The Century Foundation Homeland Security Project, 24 July 2002.

Department of Homeland Security: An Alternative that Will Work
Donald F. Kettl and Gregory F. Treverton. The Century Foundation Homeland Security Project, 24 July 2002.

A Successful Start for the Department of Homeland Security Requires Management Flexibility
George Nesterczuk. Backgrounder #1572. The Heritage Foundation, 19 July 2002.

Why a Multi-Use Approach Is Essential to the Success of the DHS
Michael Scardaville. Backgrounder #1571. The Heritage Foundation, 18 July 2002.

Homeland Security: Critical Design and Implementation Issues
David Walker. Testimony before the Select Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 17 July 2002.

Assessing the Department of Homeland Security
Ivo H. Daalder, et. al. The Brookings Institution Project on Homeland Security, 15 July 2002.

Principles for Creating an Effective Dept of Homeland Security
Michael Scardaville. Backgrounder #1559. The Heritage Foundation, 12 July 2002.

Protecting the American Homeland: Govenor Ridge's Unfinished Work
Michael E. O'Hanlon. The Brookings Review, Summer 2002.

Behind America's Front Lines: Organizing to Protect the Homeland
Ivo H. Daalder and I.M. Destler. The Brookings Review, Summer 2002.

A Complicated Intersection: Public Action to Protect Private Property
Robert E. Litan and Peter R. Orszag. The Brookings Review, Summer 2002.

Homeland Security: Proposal for Cabinet Agency Has Merit But Implementation Will Be Pivotal to Success
David Walker. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 25 June 2002.

Principles for Creating an Effective Dept of Homeland Security
Michael Scardaville. Backgrounder #1559. The Heritage Foundation, 12 July 2002.

Homeland Security: Key Elements to Unify Efforts Are Underway but Uncertainty Remains
Report to Congressional Requesters, U.S. General Accounting Office, June 2002.

Homeland Security Office: Issues and Options
Rensselaer Lee. Report for Congress, Congressional Research Service, 20 May 2002. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Homeland Security: Responsibility and Accountability for Achieving National Goals
David M. Walker. Testimony before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 11 April 2002. Posted on the U.S. Government Accounting Office website.

Combating Terrorism: Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Development of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
Patricia A. Dalton. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, House Committee on Government Reform, 2 April 2002.

Combating Terrorism: Enhancing Partnerships Through a National Preparedness Strategy
Patricia A. Dalton, director, Strategic Issues, GAO. Testimony before US House Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations, 28 March 2002.

Combating Terrorism: Intergovernmental Partnership in a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
Paul L. Posner. General Accounting Office, 22 March 2002.

Homeland Security: Progress Made; More Direction and Partnership Sought
Henry L. Hinton, Jr. General Accounting Office, 12 March 2002.

'First responders' to terrorism seek federal strategy, equipment
Greg Seigle. Government Executive Magazine, 6 March 2002.

Frayed Connections
Jonathan Walters. Government Executive Magazine, 1 March 2002.

Come Together
Shane Harris. Government Executive Magazine, 1 March 2002.

Budget Request for Homeland Security
Steven Kosiak. Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, 8 February 2002.

State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Policy Issues and Options
Ben Canada. Congressional Research Service, 5 February 2002.

US Funding for Homeland Defense and Combating Terrorism
Steven M. Kosiak. Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, 24 January 2002.

Homeland Security: The New Role for Defense
Steven J. Tomisek. Strategic Forum No. 189. Institute for National Strategic Studies, February 2002.

Organizing for Homeland Security
Lynn Davis. Issue Paper #200. RAND, 2002.

Terrorism Preparedness: A Catalog of Federal Assistance Programs
Ben Canada. Congressional Research Service, 27 December 2001.

Third Annual Report of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction
James S. Gilmore, III, chairman. 15 December 2001. Posted on Rand Corporation website.

Trends in State Terrorism Preparedness
National Emergency Management Association, December 2001.

Executive Order Establishing Office of Homeland Security
The White House, October 2001.

President Establishes Office of Homeland Security
The Whitehouse, October 2001.

An Organizational Framework for Homeland Defense
Terrence Kelly. Parameters, Autumn 2001.

When Terror Strikes, Who Should Respond?
Aaron Weiss. Parameters, Autumn 2001.

Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress
Jeffrey D. Blake. Congressional Research Service, 19 April 2001. Posted on the Science Technology and Information Network website (.pdf file).

CONPLAN: United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan
Federal Bureau of Investigation, January 2001.

Defending America in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Organizations and New Policies
Frank Cilluffo, et. al. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2000.

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