- The Homeland Security Task Force will operate as a venue for state legislators and local elected officials to share best practices, learn from industry experts and academics and discuss model policies.
Governments, agencies, private sector companies, and others are all at risk for suffering some form of computer related attack. Hospitals have fallen prey to ransomware attacks. Foreign actors gained access to the Office of Personnel Management’s database. What standards should state and local governments employ regarding proper cybersecurity practices? How can governments help the private sector detect and respond to attacks?
States play a role protecting the border. This includes ports of entry where state and local law enforcement work side-by-side with federal law enforcement. States and local government can share best practices, learn what type of threats other governments face, and share how they integrate innovative technologies into their operations.
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
From wildfires to earthquakes, from hurricanes and tornadoes, every state must prepare for natural disasters and man-made emergencies. In the Homeland Security Task Force, states and local governments can learn from each other and share best practices.
I. Schools are a vital part of our national critical infrastructure. Nationally, there are about 100,000 K-12 public schools, serving about 50 million students and 6 million teachers and staff, for about 180 days of every year. They occupy over 2 million acres of public land and about 7.5 billion …