Resilience in Homeland Security

Video interview – Viewpoints. Dan O’Connor

In this interview, Dan O’Connor, Director Field Operations for the Chief Security Officer at FEMA, talks about the importance of resilience in Homeland Security. The term “resilience” refers to the ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruption due to emergencies. Whether it is resilience towards acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters, our national preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.

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1 Response

  1. Pat Schaffer says:

    Really interesting conversation with Dan O’Connor. He illustrated ways of looking at resilience that make for great conversation. How can we tap into some of those ideas to nudge resilience into mainstream thinking? Thanks for airing this interview.

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