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Jan 28

The Role of State and Local Governments in Protecting Our Homeland

State and local communities are at the very heart of a secure homeland. The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will face many challenges as it works with our nation's state and local communities to develop a comprehensive strategy to protect our homeland from the threat of terrorism. Many of these communities have begun to take their own imitative to develop innovative ways of local preparedness. However, many gaps remain and communication among all levels of government is vital. Join us on the morning of January 28th as we discuss homeland security at the state and local level, and hear what direction this issue will take in DHS.

More About the Speakers

Keynote address at 9:00 am by
Rep. Sue Myrick (R- NC)

The View from America's States and Communities
(9:45am - 11:00am)

Mr. Richard Cantwell
President, Odell International
Ms. Barbara Childs-Pair
Deputy Director, District of Columbia EMA
Mr. Jim Kelly
Assistant Director, New York State Office of Public Security

The Federal Perspective on Local Preparedness
(11:15am - 12:30pm)

Dr. Arnold Howitt
Director, Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Mr. Chris J. Furlow (invited)
Director for State Affairs,
Office of Homeland Security
Mr. Matt Morrison
Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Economic Region

And other invited panelists

Hosted By

Edwin Meese III Edwin Meese III

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus Read More