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Division Director
Thomas MacLellan | profile
Program Director
Jeffrey S. McLeod | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Alisha Powell | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Leah Wavrunek | profile

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Homeland Security & Public Safety Division


February 20, 2014

As states work to adopt systems that effectively share correctional information, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of three states—Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee—to receive a grant to participate in the Cross Boundary Corrections Information Exchange Policy Academy.

September 26, 2013

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to address cybersecurity, one of the most significant homeland security challenges facing the nation, NGA released Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity. The paper provides strategic recommendations governors can immediately adopt to improve their state’s cybersecurity posture.


The NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security & Public Safety Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff about emerging policy trends across a range of homeland security and public safety issues. Current issues include cybersecurity, prescription drug abuse, public safety broadband, sentencing and corrections reform, homeland security grant reform, justice information-sharing, and public health preparedness.

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