Archive for May, 2010

In blessed memory of fallen heroes, to retrieve their valor for these days

Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have [...]

Secretary Napolitano to Visit the Middle East

Secretary Napolitano will travel to the United Arab Emirates on May 31-June 1, at the invitation of UAE Minister of the Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, to meet with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security.

Templates, uncertainty, imagination, thinking and doing homeland security

This blog is brought to you courtesy of a template.  Without a template the time and effort needed to program the presentation would be, at least for me, considerably more than the time and effort involved in writing the blog’s contents.

Imagination Failures

In his Monday post, my colleague, Phil Palin, wrote about the lack of any regulatory requirement to plan for the catastrophic failure of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. In what for me was the punchline of his post, Phil …

Homeland security enterprise: each of us, all of us, whether we know it or not

The homeland security enterprise seemed especially busy on Wednesday:

Immigration and border security were at the top of the agenda for the US-Mexico Summit.
Congressional hearings on the Gulf oil spill continued, even as some scientists say the o…

60 Homeland Security Blogs

As other people who write for Homeland Security Watch note, the term “homeland security” covers a lot of territory.
It’s becoming increasingly apparent to me that one’s consciousness of the thing called homeland security emerges…

Why science matters

If Deep Horizon happened on CSI, NCIS or any other related puzzle show, we would know by now precisely how many barrels or gallons or whatever measure you want of oil are flooding from the bottom of the Gulf.
But Deep Horizon is not happening on TV, th…

Where is candor?

Today’s post was written by Daniel W. O’Connor
Pronunciation: \‘kan-der, -,dor\
Function: noun
Etymology: French & Latin; French candeur, from Latin candor, from candere — more at candid
Date: 14th century
1 a : whiteness, brilliance b obsolete : unstained purity
2 : freedom from prejudice or malice : fairness
3 archaic : kindliness
4 : unreserved, honest, or sincere expression : forthrightness


Where is homeland security on the new national security map?

Just in time for this weekend’s beach trip, the new National Security Strategy is ready for your reading pleasure!
Starting Tuesday, June 1, Homeland Security Watch will commit all next week to examining how and why (if?) homeland security is p…

Risk Makers and Risk Takers

Yesterday, Phil Palin made the case in this blog for the importance of public private partnerships in promoting homeland security, and, in particular, pursuing successful efforts to resolve the Deepwater Horizon crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. He offered…