QHSR

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QHSRQuadrennial Homeland Security Review (US DHS)
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Recommendation: To strengthen DHS's planning, management, and execution of the next QHSR, the DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy should provide more time for consulting with stakeholders during the QHSR process to help ensure that stakeholders are provided the time needed to review QHSR documents and provide input into the review, and build this time into the department's project planning for the next QHSR.
Recommendation: To strengthen DHS's planning, management, and execution of the next QHSR, the DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy should examine additional mechanisms for obtaining input from nonfederal stakeholders during the QHSR process, such as whether panels of state, local, and tribal government officials or components' existing advisory or other groups could be useful, and use them for obtaining nonfederal stakeholders' input, as appropriate, during the next QHSR.
That process began in November and its results are due the first quarter of this year, the QHSR said.
While the ultimate importance of the QHSR may be called into question, there can be no doubt that such long-term planning efforts, which seek to set forth a vision and align resources, are critical to establishing a viable and effective homeland security apparatus," he added.
QHSR stresses that responsibility for homeland security goes beyond the federal government.
In preparing QHSR, DHS officials reached out to NLC and other stakeholders on multiple occasions to share ideas and plan the report.
In early January 2009, the president-elect is expected to resolve whether to defer a decision on FEMA movement on the basis of a senior leadership decision memorandum concerning whether to wait until after the QHSR.