Doug Bedell — June 7, 2006, 7:50 am

Governors Sharpen Security Focus

A move by the National Governors Association (NGA) to create a Homeland Security Advisors Council (HSAC) should help focus homeland security planning at the state and federal levels and is a welcome development.

The new council is composed of the 50 state homeland security advisors, all of whom are relatively new on the scene. reports that HSAC’s formation comes a month after a survey of the state homeland security directors “found widespread dissatisfaction with the way the federal government works with states” on security matters.

“The council,” SecurityInfoWatch adds, “will help inform governors, and will stress to the federal government that states want to be included in planning efforts.”

Bringing the state homeland security advisers together to dialogue with their federal counterparts should make for keener understanding of homeland security needs and priorities – or at least sharpen the issues between federal and state perspectives. PRO Barrier Engineering wishes the new state council and its federal partners well in determining the nation’s security priorities.

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