Christian Beckner started Homeland Security Watch almost 4 years ago. 1,444 days later we are at post number 2000. That’s a million in blog time.
Christian wanted Homeland Security Watch to be a source of “news and analysis of critical issues in homeland security.” I thought it would be interesting to occasionally feature some of the “greatest hits” from the past 4 years’ worth of posts, to recall what the hot homeland security issue were, and to consider what those issues are like today.
Here is Christian’s first post. It says why he started HLS Watch and what the other homeland security blogs are that are he considered worth reading. Compare his list with the current blog roll on the lower right side of this page.
December 2, 2005
Homeland Security Blogs
One of the reasons that I decided to start HLS Watch was the paucity of good blogs on the subject of homeland security. However, there are a few that are worth reading, which I list below:
1. W. David Stephenson. A thoughtful and frequently updated blog focused on the idea of ’smart mobs for homeland security.’
2. Bruce Schn200eier. A well-trafficked blog by a solid expert on homeland security, focused mainly on the intersections between privacy and security.
3. Counterterrorism Blog. This group blog covers a wide range of opinion, and is the first place to go for rapid-reaction expert analysis on terrorist attacks.
4. Secondary Screening. A blog focused largely on TSA issues and now and then focusing on other aspects of homeland security.
5. Early Warning (on the Washington Post site). Has a lot of very inside-the-Beltway on DOD and intelligence activities related to the broader war on terrorism. Occasionally touches on issues of homeland security.
6. Open Society Paradox. A good blog on privacy and security issues – but on hiatus right now.
I’ve been looking for homeland security blogs for the last two years, and these are the only bookmark-worthy ones that I’ve found so far. It’s a short list. If you have any more to add to it, please suggest in comments. At some point soon I’ll start a HLS Watch blogroll.