General Francis Taylor, a Global Cyber Policy Watch advisory board member, proposes several critical reforms to better prepare the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address the evolving threats to American security in a new op-ed for The Hill.
As Former Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at DHS, General Taylor is well-versed in security and counterterrorism issues. In his article, he illustrates the ways in which the history and design of DHS prevents it from rapidly adapting to address challenges other than terrorism. General Taylor suggests that DHS implement overarching reforms to gain greater control over its departments, construct a more centralized structure, and intensify training and planning. A unified, adapted, and nimbler DHS would more efficiently accomplish its mission of protecting the American people from a greater variety of threats, including the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming hurricane season.
Access his full article here.