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Division Director
Thomas MacLellan | profile
Program Director
Jeffrey S. McLeod | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Timothy Blute | profile

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Homeland Security & Public Safety Division


November 24, 2014

Governors should be prepared from the first day of their administration to manage a major disaster.

October 27, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) released The Cybersecurity Workforce: States’ Needs and Opportunities, which examines factors to consider when creating a comprehensive state strategy to improve cybersecurity.


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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