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Washington D.C.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Patricia Cogswell
Chair, 9/11 Commemoration

Never Forget…For every generation of American, Never Forget is…
A promise to those who lost their lives on that tragic, historic day
A battle cry for those who continue to work to protect our nation’s citizens, assets, and way of life
A pledge and a thank you to the families who lost loved ones, to those suffering from the health effects of responding to 9/11, and to all of our citizens to work tirelessly to assure no one suffers such loss again

Kristina Tanasichuk
 Executive Editor


State of our Union

State of WMD: How 9/11 Impacted the Mission of National Security Laboratories

Before the planes struck the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the United States was a decade into the end of...

State of Technology: Crucial Homeland Solutions Come from National Labs

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been at the forefront of developing strategies and technologies to keep America safe from external threats, targeted specifically...

State of Innovation: Channeling Our Imagination 20 Years After 9/11

The most important failure was one of imagination. - 9/11 Commission Report In the years immediately after 9/11, the imagination needed to prevent the next attack...

State of Intelligence Fusion: A Global SHIELD of Law Enforcement Information Sharing

On September 11, 2001, more than 3,000 people lost their lives as a result of the acts of terrorism on the World Trade Center,...

State of Data: A Path Forward for Chief Data Officers 20 Years After 9/11

Twenty years ago, in the months and years following the events of September 11, 2001, agencies embarked on the important work of addressing information-sharing...

State of Hostile State Actors: A Modern-Day Terrorist Group

Terrorism, by definition, is the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Keep this definition in...

State of Physical Security: Assessing & Mitigating Risk

The mission of every security enterprise is to safeguard its organization’s people, property, information, and systems. Most security policies, particularly within government organizations, govern the...

State of Terrorism Intelligence: Confronting Foreign and Emergent Domestic Threats

U.S. intelligence needs have evolved significantly since 9/11, an event that galvanized and united the American people in confronting a common enemy: al-Qaeda. The...

State of TSA: Committed to an Expanded and Evolved Mission

Forged on an anvil of cruel necessity and blood shed innocently, TSA was built urgently in a time of war, to preserve peace. These powerful words begin the...

State of Public Health: Emergency Management in a World of Increasingly Complex Disasters

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Goethe Traditional disasters with an acute phase and a relatively finite...

State of Radicalization: Behavioral Factors in the Rise of the Lone Actor Terrorist

Although domestic terrorism has always existed in the U.S., and to varying degrees and in different manifestations in most countries, the dominant threat in...

State of Infrastructure Security: Protecting Water Lifelines from Physical and Cyber Threats

Imagine that it’s Monday morning and you’re in your kitchen filling up the coffeemaker before starting the work week and nothing comes out of...


State of Terrorism: Predicting the Next Wave of Lone Wolf Attacks

For many Americans, the events of September 11, 2001, were the first time they ever felt vulnerable to terrorism. The suicide attacks in New...


National Fallen

Michael Chertoff

Second Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Elaine Duke

Former Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jane Holl Lute

former Deputy Secretary, DHS

Charles Allen

Former Undersecretary for Intelligence & Analysis, DHS & Principal Advisor, CIA