Policy Reports

The Hybrid Threat: Crime, Terrorism and Insurgency in Mexico (PDF)

December 01, 2011

The hybrid threat of crime, terrorism and insurgency is presently understudied as a matter of policy, strategy, and doctrine. As a small step towards remedying this conceptual deficit, and exploring those ideas in the particular context of Mexico, the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) together with the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership co-convened a symposium in Washington D.C. on October 20, 2011.

Operationalizing Resilience: A Systems-based Approach Emphasizing Risk Management is Required (PDF)

October 13, 2011

A systems-based approach will allow the frameworks to account for the interdependencies among the homeland security mission areas, recognize the relationships between “hard” and “soft” resilience, and drive preparedness investments towards better optimization.

Interim Report on Resilience

May 16, 2011

For the past several years much has been written about the need for resilience in our nation, businesses, and communities. In short, there is general agreement that resilience is a good thing, but we lack a shared vision of how to achieve it.Task Force Co-Chairs: Michael Balboni, Daniel Kaniewski, R. David Paulison