Today the Reform Institute hosts a forum on Resilience in Homeland Security Policy: Congress, Presidential Campaigns & the Private Sector with the following discussants:
• Robert W. Kelly, Senior Advisor, Homeland and National Security Center of the Reform Institute, Managing Partner, CenTauri Solutions, LLC
• P.J. Crowley, representing the Obama campaign
• Lee Carosi Dunn, representative from the McCain campaign, TBD
• Mike Beland, House Committee on Homeland Security, Democratic Staff
• Sterling Marchand, House Committee on Homeland Security, Republican Staff
• Rob Strayer, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Republican Staff
• Jason Yanussi, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Democratic Staff
• Mary Arnold, Vice President, Government Relations, SAP America
• Michael Hickey, Vice President – Government Affairs, National Security Policy, Verizon
• Timothy Farrell, Sr. Vice President, Business Continuity Manager – Corporate, Bank of America
The Reform Institute also is using this event to introduce a new report on the subject, entitled “Building a Resilient Nation: Enhancing Security, Ensuring a Strong Economy.” The next Administration and Congress have an opportunity to refocus homeland security policy toward resilience and risk-informed investment strategies at its core. The Reform Institute writers argue that the resilience piece can be accomplished through a strategy that encompasses preparedness, protection, response, and recovery.
This panel event and report follow a growing chorus of policy experts calling for a change in strategy that seeks to balance the prevention-protection-response framework with an approach that proactively develops the governance, technology, and human capital necessary to weather an attack or disaster in such a way that not only limits damage, but also restarts the system to return to the pre-incident state as quickly as possible. Given how interdependent today’s economy and society are, this is a necessity.
Resilience in Homeland Security Policy: Congress, Presidential Campaigns & the Private Sector Wednesday, October 1, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Phoenix Park Hotel, Ballroom
520 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC