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December 12, 2007

Reports Made Public on DHS Strategy and on Counterterrorism Success Factors

Filed under: Strategy,Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Jonah Czerwinski on December 12, 2007

Not much time to write these days, so this will be quick.  These two reports were sent in to the Watch yesterday.  While they were issued to the Department earlier in the year, they were just made public.

Both of these are by the Homeland Security Institute, the FFRDC set up for DHS.  HSI primarily serves the S&T Directorate, but they are a resource for the entire Department.  More on HSI here.

The first report is a study of the factors that contribute to the success or failure of a terrorist attack, as well as measures taken to counter those attacks.  Click here to download the pdf.

The second is a revealing report on the process of strategic planning for DHS.  The report asks a basic question: If the mission is to protect the homeland, how should the mission space really be defined?  The authors take on the scope of sub-missions and begin to identify actionable objectives for each of them.


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