Policy Reports

The H1N1 Influenza A Virus: A Test Case for a Global Response (PDF)

May 01, 2009

A new strain of an existing influenza virus has appeared, and with it an opportunity to test years of local, state, federal, and international emergency planning. The outcome is likely to have enduring health and economic consequences around the world.

The Homeland Security Council: Considerations for the Future (PDF)

April 01, 2009

There is general agreement that homeland security is a part of national security. The challenge is to create an organizational construct that reflects this reality and manages it most effectively. The key questions for present purposes are: “how can the federal government best manage its role in the homeland security enterprise, and what should be the role of White House staff?"