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Rich Cooper

Rich Cooper has 40 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.

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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PERSPECTIVE: Making Better Homeland Security Policy Guided by Data and Analytics

When economies and security operations are at risk, ignorance of details is a risk not worth taking.

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PERSPECTIVE: What Does Preparedness Cost?

The insurance gap that FEMA has become so vocal about is very real. The decisions and risks associated with that gap are owned by each of us as individuals.

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