Homeland Security

Task Force Description

Mission Statement

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.

The Task Force will engage state and local leaders on a variety of topics, including

  • Cybersecurity;
  • School security;
  • Emergency and disaster preparedness, such as preparing for hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other natural disasters;
  • First and emergency responders;
  • State security funding;
  • Innovative technology solutions for state and local security issues;
  • Border security (airports and ports of entry); and
  • Critical infrastructure security

The Task Force will have three subcommittees, which will be subcommittees of the whole. Those subcommittees include:

  • First Responders and Disaster Relief
  • School Security
  • Consumer Protection, Critical Infrastructure and Security Technologies
  • Joint subcommittee with the Task Force on Communications & Technology


Who Will Be Invited to Participate?

All public sector ALEC members are invited to participate. All existing ALEC Task Forces have a homeland security component. The Task Force will try to avoid scheduling conflicts with other Task Forces.

All public sector American City County Exchange (ACCE) members will also be invited to participate. Local elected officials have the responsibility to help plan, prepare, and respond to emergencies.

Future Growth

Areas of growth and future expansion include network security and data protection, threats to infrastructure and ways to mitigate those threats, concerns of all types of first responders and funding.