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Rich Cooper

Rich Cooper has 50 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 Vice President for Strategic Communications & Outreach for the Space Foundation and a Principal with Catalyst Partners, LLC. Cooper is also a former Senior Fellow with GWU’s Cyber and Homeland Security Institute and has also served in senior positions at NASA, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, SAS and several other profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

PERSPECTIVE: Why Brock Long’s Leadership at FEMA Will Be Missed

Outside of secretary, ICE director and CBP commissioner, no other position at DHS has a bigger bull’s-eye than FEMA administrator.

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Doc Lumpkins Made an Impact Where It Was Needed Most

It would be an understatement to simply call Lumpkins, who passed away on the evening of Jan. 26 following a brief illness, an emergency manager.

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PERSPECTIVE: Why TSA and Others on Front Line Are the Ultimate Shutdown Cardholders

The longer this shutdown goes on, the more likely more it is that screeners will have to leave their jobs.

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HSToday Profile: Utilizing Technology to Help Bring Home Missing and Trafficked Children

Matt Foosaner’s background in telecommunications and technology issues is invaluable to community collaboration.

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PERSPECTIVE: SAFETY Act Team Gets Long-Overdue Awards-Season Recognition

Meet an essential part of our homeland arsenal whose counterterrorism work makes a tremendous difference.

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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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