NGA Center Survey Reveals Homeland Security Challenges Facing States

Source: National Governors Association

States are working more closely and more effectively with federal agencies than ever before to share information that could prevent terrorist attacks, but their relationship with the federal government in a number of other key security areas remains a work in progress, according to a new issue brief from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).

The brief examines the challenges facing state homeland security directors and highlights the results of an annual survey of the 56 state, D.C. and territorial homeland security directors who collectively comprise the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC). GHSAC was created by the NGA Center in 2006 to provide a forum for state homeland security officials to share ideas and best practices and to review and analyze the impacts of federal homeland security activities on the states.

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