Get the latest on a confused scene: who is doing homeland security in the U.S. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report, “Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations,” that, says Homeland Security Watch (HSW), “notes the various definitions of homeland security imbedded in the strategies, and does a service to homeland security students everywhere by summarizing those definitions and identifying common themes among them.”
“The report outlines where homeland security spending goes,” HSW adds, “(at least half of it does not go to the Department of Homeland Security or its missions), and describes the importance of risk: ‘Homeland security is essentially about managing risks. The purpose of a strategic process is to develop missions to achieve that end.”
Wow! Clarity about ends and means in keeping the nation safe. This looks like a security study worth reading through. Download a PDF version from the Homeland Security Watch post.