Department of Homeland Security

Further Reading

  • Chris Edwards
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General Resources

Cato Institute. Cato's website provides research on homeland security issues.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. The CFDA website describes homeland security subsidy programs.

Congressional Research Service. CRS studies on homeland security are available here.

Government Accountability Office. GAO studies on homeland security are available here.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The DHS website describes the department's history and operations.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The DHS inspector general investigates waste, fraud, and abuse in the department's programs.

Homeland Security

John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart, Terror, Security, and Money (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

David Rittgers, "Abolish the Department of Homeland Security," Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 683, September 11, 2011.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Publication 1," November 2010.

Scott E. Harrington, "Rethinking Disaster Policy," Cato Institute, Regulation 23, no. 1 (2000).

J. Scott Holladay and Jason A. Schwartz, "Flooding the Market," Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law, April 2010.

Steven Horwitz, "Making Hurricane Response More Effective," Mercatus Center, George Mason University, March 2008.

Eli Lehrer, "Watery Marauders," Competitive Enterprise Institute, August 2007.

Matt A. Mayer, Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2009).

Matt A. Mayer, "States: Stop Subsidizing FEMA Waste and Manage Your Own Local Disasters," Heritage Foundation, September 29, 2009.

James F. Miskel, Disaster Response and Homeland Security (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008).

Rutherford H. Platt, Disasters and Democracy (Washington D.C.: Island Press, 1999).

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, "True Market-Risk Rates for Flood Insurance," June 2011.

Russell S. Sobel and Peter T. Leeson, "Flirting with Disaster: The Inherent Problems with FEMA," Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 573, July 19, 2006.

U.S. House of Representatives, Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Katrina, "A Failure of Initiative," February 15, 2006.

U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, "Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared," March 1, 2006.

U.S. Senate, Office of Senator Tom Coburn, "Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities," December 2012.

Transportation Security Administration

Robert W. Poole, Jr., "Airport Security: Time for a New Model," Reason Foundation, January 2006.

Robert W. Poole, Jr., "Rethinking Airport Screening Policy," Testimony to the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security, July 10, 2012.

Mark G. Stewart and John Mueller, "Aviation Security, Risk Assessment, and Risk Aversion," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32, no. 3 (Summer 2013).

Mark G. Stewart and John Mueller, "Terrorism Risks and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Aviation Security," Risk Analysis 33, no. 5 (2013).

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security, "Rebuilding TSA into a Smarter, Leaner Organization," September 2012.

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, "TSA Ignores More Cost-Effective Screening Model," June 3, 2011.

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, "A Decade Later: A Call for TSA Reform," November 16, 2011.

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