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Rich Cooper

Rich Cooper has 45 articles published.

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.

Task Force Director Jose Bonilla Tells HSToday How Innovation Takes Flight at TSA

TSA and industry partners must continually adapt and evolve screening technologies, processes, and systems.

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Remembering and Honoring TSA’s Social Media Maestro Curtis ‘Blogger Bob’ Burns

He began blogging for TSA in 2008 and, under his transformation, TSA’s Instagram account has amassed nearly a million followers and is Rolling Stone’s No. 4 must-follow account.

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PERSPECTIVE: Coast Guard Charts Course Ahead Armed with Valuable Data Tools

Informed decision-making does more than save time and expensive equipment from ruin: It saves lives.

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HSToday Profile: FEMA’s Manny Centeno Resurrects Communications After Catastrophe

Mission is to provide the public with the best timely information to make life-sustaining decisions.

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PERSPECTIVE: FEMA’s Present and Future Preparedness, Response Shaped by Data

All data FEMA collects about events it responds to, plans for, invests in, and forecasts ultimately comes down to risk.

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HSToday Profile: National Center for Disaster Fraud Helps Survivors Targeted as Crime Victims

U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin describes how shady contractors to transnational criminal organizations are drawn to flowing aid funds.

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PERSPECTIVE: Promises, Insights and Rewards of Data Analytics for TSA

From insider threats to risk-scoring passengers and improving TSA training, there are real opportunities to strengthen decisions.

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Walmart Emergency Manager Jason Jackson Shares How to Measure Preparedness

“Measuring preparedness levels is critical to understanding whether or not we are improving in our efforts,” Jackson tells HSToday.

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HSToday Profile: Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center Dissects Complex Challenges

“Our most significant project to date has been helping develop Puerto Rico’s economic and disaster recovery for Irma and Maria.”

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HSToday Asks Leaders: How Should We Measure Preparedness?

“It begins with a choice. A choice to be more self-reliant, to be more ready.”

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