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Aug 27

Homeland Security 2020:<br />The Future of Defending the Homeland<br />Day 5 – State and Local Efforts

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With the growing threat from homegrown terrorists, our state and local law enforcement entities will need to have the proper training, personnel, and tools to monitor, detect, and thwart potential attacks. Similarly, with the federalization of preparedness and disaster response over the last two decades, state and local governments face growing gaps in capabilities needed to handle events that occur within their jurisdictions. Join us as our panelists examine the reforms needed within counterterrorism, preparedness, and disaster response to ensure that states and localities are properly positioned for the future.


10:00 a.m.
Panel 1
Counterterrorism Reforms Needed to Meet Tomorrow’s Threats

Michael Downing
Deputy Chief for Counterterrorism, Los Angeles Police Department

The Honorable Charles E. Allen
Former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


11:00 a.m.
Panel 2
Getting Past Politics and Pork Barrel: A Realistic Preparedness, Response, and Recovery System

Corey Gruber
Deputy Administrator for Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mark DeBosier
Deputy Director of Recovery, Louisiana Emergency Management Agency

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