The New Homeland Security Imperative: The Case for Building Greater Societal and Infrastructure Resilience

Topics: Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Theory, Policy and Practice,

This testimony by Dr. Flynn before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs argues that the current state of homeland security threats requires a refocus on the security and defense of critical infrastructure such as the power grid or mass transit systems, preparing for growing cyber threats, and emphasizing the threat of natural disasters. Additionally, the need for resilient development on the individual, community, and institutional levels are given particular attention.

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