Homeland Security Survey: Similar Structures Across States, Funding Concerns

Results of an annual survey of governors homeland security advisors, released during the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting this week, showed similar homeland security governance structures across states, evolving priorities as a result of current events like the H1N1 pandemic, and concerns about sustaining security capabilities under current funding mechanisms.  The 2009 State Homeland Security Advisors Survey, which is in its sixth year, provides an overview of states’ homeland security governance structures, strategies and priorities, as well as an examination of the evolving relationship between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and states...

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