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Sep 19

Consolidation in the Department of Homeland Security:  Making the Case for First Responders

As the creation of a Department of Homeland Security becomes a reality, it is critical to ensure that the myriad of organizations and agencies involved are consolidated appropriately. One of the most important areas to ensure consolidation of resources is in First Responder support and training programs. There are currently over a half dozen First Responder programs at the federal level, with many more at state and local levels. These programs will require a significant coordination effort by the new Department of Homeland Security, as well as new challenges for First Responders. Join us on September 19th at 12:00 Noon for a discussion on the vital need for proper consolidation of resources in the Department of Homeland Security and information on the vital role that First Responders play in homeland security.

This event is being made possible by a gift from Commander Jay T. and Emma Palmer who were dedicated to preserving America's freedom for future generations.

More About the Speakers

George Foresman
Deputy Assistant to the Governor for
Commonwealth of Virginia Preparedness
James S. Gilmore
Former Virginia Governor,
Chairman, Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, and;
Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Mike Byrne
Office of Homeland Security

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Peter Brookes Peter Brookes

Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs Read More