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Homeland Security and Federalism

Matt A. Mayer is this week’s guest on Inside State and Local Policy, where he discusses his new book, Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway. The podcast runs just over 15 minutes. Here’s a description:

Local governments have historically played a key role in homeland security that most of us living in the early 21st century wouldn’t recognize.  In this episode we discuss where and how we draw the line between homeland security functions and which are the responsibility of the federal governments and and the responsibility of state governments.

Joining us to discuss these issues  is Matt Mayer, CEO of Provisum Strategies and Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State University.  Matt served as the head of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness within the US Department of Homeland Security, and now works to help policy makers better understand how federalism is a key component of an effective homeland security strategy.  In this episode, Mayer discusses his new book, Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway, which was released earlier this month and is available at Amazon.com and other book retailers.

Matt’s bio is here. His book is an excellent analysis of how and why state and local governments can and should take leadership on many aspects of homeland security and disaster preparedness.

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