by Philip J. Palin, HLS Watch
May 30, 2009
The President’s statement on the creation of the new National Security Staff references standing up a White House Resilience Policy Directorate. In their remarks at the Homeland Security Policy Institute the co-chairs of the PSD-1 study identified this Directorate as a potential “center of gravity” for state, local, tribal, and private-sector involvement in homeland security policy.
Next week — and perhaps for a few weeks – I hope we can give this concept some sustained attention and discussion. In his HSPI comments Randy Beardsworth, one of the study’s co-chairs, applied an architectural metaphor. Adapting the metaphor to my purposes, the President’s decision has initiated building of a new policymaking structure. The President’s decision and the PSD-1 Review have identified several functional requirements for the the new structure and offer a rough rendering of an architectural concept for the final structure.
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