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Rich Cooper

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Rich Cooper
Rich Cooper is Editor-at-Large for HSToday. A former senior member of DHS’ Private Sector Office (PSO), Cooper has been a frequent writer and contributor to numerous media outlets. He is a Senior Fellow with GWU’s Cyber and Homeland Security Institute; a Senior Policy Principal for Homeland Security and Justice at SAS Federal and a Principal with Catalyst Partners, LLC. He has also served in senior positions at NASA, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and several other profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

PERSPECTIVE: A Great Team of Prospects at DHS Centers of Excellence Summit

S&T investments yielding impressive relationships and real performance metrics that are worthy of greater attention.

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Hurricane Season 2018: How Emergency Leaders Plan to Weather the Storms

Mid-Atlantic officials discuss new plans put into place, training to face catastrophe, and cooperative relationships.

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Homeland Leaders to Watch: FEMA’s Amy Angelovic Leans in with Continuity

“We need to ensure we are considering the new threat environment and updating our planning and assumptions.”

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InsideHS: Creating Local Partners to Bridge Post-Hurricane Islands

“All of these people need to meet their counterparts and be ready to do their part” in National Level Exercise.

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PERSPECTIVE: HuffPost and Word-Count Critics Misunderstand FEMA’s Strategic Plan

The fact that climate change is not specifically called out as a cause for some of the epic natural disasters we have experienced over the past several years is not as important to this Strategic Plan as what this document tells us it is going to do to respond to those conditions.

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InsideHS: Cora’s Destruction Met by Mobility and Adaptability at NLE18

Powerful hurricane has turned D.C. and beyond into a real swamp, and FEMA exercise now dealing with the after-effects.

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InsideHS: Nerve Center of NLE18 Mobilizes, Coordinates for Capital Disaster

DAY 3: Fictional Hurricane Cora is a deadly Category 4 storm and is primed to unleash 20 inches of rain.

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InsideHS: Hurricane ‘Cora’ Is Coming, So NLE18 Leans Forward with Information

DAY 2: Starting with a fictional briefing on faux storm, FEMA leaders work on getting right messages out.

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InsideHS: The Ultimate ‘Bad Day’ Practice Session Unfolds at NLE18

DAY 1: National Level Exercise to test how agencies come together for a major hurricane that makes landfall in Virginia.

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#RealDeal Interview: Keeping the Public on Counterterrorism Watch

DHS’ Mick McKeown talks with HSToday about the evolution and future of the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

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