Positing that the 20th century system of federal-centric governance no longer provides for American security, John Fass Morton makes the case for a nextgeneration homeland security transformation. He provides an inside view of the political dynamics behind the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the development of the National Preparedness System and focuses on the emerging belief that the nation must advance beyond the interagency model dominated by Washington, D. C. and the federal agencies’ security relationships with state and local governments and the private sector. Introducing a 21st century governance paradigm called Network Federalism, Morton charts the course to next-generation homeland security via statutorily empowered and decentralized intergovernmental staffs in the ten federal regions. With a foreword by Gov. Tom Ridge.
John Fass Morton who was the homeland security lead for the Project on National Security Reform has more than 25 years of analytical experience in national and homeland security.
~ Praise for Next-Generation Homeland Security~
“…A must-read for Marines transitioning from the Corps into homeland security fields or law enforcement.”
“John Fass Morton insists correctly that we must go beyond any exclusive federal solution and transform our approach to homeland security with a coordinated and integrated effort at all levels of government and the private sector to reinvigorate the structures and processes over our response to catastrophe. This superbly crafted book is an invaluable contribution to our growing understanding of how best to protect our country.”
— Thomas H. Kean, former Chair, 9/11 Commission, and Governor of New Jersey; Co-Chair, the Homeland Security Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center
— Lee H. Hamilton, former Vice Chair, 9/11 Commission, and U.S. Representative (Indiana); Co-Chair, the Homeland Security Project, and Director, the Center on Congress at Indiana University
“In my over fifty years of working in Washington, I have always been on the lookout for truly strategic thinking that displays an understanding of ways, means, timing, and the human factors. History has taught us that in American grand strategy, there remains no greater neglected subject than the organization or ‘disorganization’ of our homeland security. I congratulate John Morton for filling the gap. In his analysis of the U.S. approach, Morton gets it right!”
— David M. Abshire, President and CEO, Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress; Co-founder, CSIS; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1983?87
“While there has been tremendous progress toward strengthening security since the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the dangers and challenges confronting our nation require the active participation of our entire citizenry. This invaluable book serves as a critical tool for our next generation, whose contributions will also be required to prepare and protect against the evolving nature of these threats.”
— Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Chairman of The Chertoff Group
“Morton's ideas and suggestions provoke the reader to think about what homeland security should look like as it continues to evolve. This book is a great starting point for the next generation of homeland security and emergency management professionals to better understand the strategic environment.”
— Ellen M. Gordon, Associate Director, Executive Education Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School
“Morton’s work with practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels prior to 9/11 and in the Department of Homeland Security under three secretaries, has uniquely prepared him as one of the foremost authorities on the organizational challenges of managing homeland security phenomena.”
— Lee Baca, Sheriff, County of Los Angeles