In a post on Friday, Christopher Bellavita from the Homeland Security Watch blog noted how the topic of “homeland security” covers a lot of territory and crosses a number of issue stove-pipes. He’s absolutely right: keeping on top of the relatively new subject of homeland security requires a familiarity with many different disciplines (and blogs) including, emergency management, law enforcement, public health, infrastructure, defense policy, new technology, etc.
In my homeland security work, I have been struck and have written about the continuing challenge of integrating the efforts and communications of the various emergency agencies/subjects. That’s because each discipline has different languages, objectives, culture and perspectives.
To help his readers keep up, Bellavita helpfully listed 60 homeland security blogs:
“where I have found — at one time or another – surprising, thoughtful, opinionated, challenging, funny, creative, outrageous, factual, irritating, or insightful ideas about homeland security.
They’ve sometimes also been the source of wrong, petty, or stupid ideas.”
I was happy to see this blog on the list (probably for being the “source of wrong, petty, or stupid ideas”). In his post, Bellavita asked readers if there were any other helpful homeland security blogs not mentioned. I have suggested a few to him. If you have any recommendations, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.