National Homeland Security Consortium

The homeland security challenges facing the nation today are complex and ever-changing, and require a collaborative and strategic approach to address them. Cyber hazards, climate change, demands on global resources, changing demographics, emerging technologies, violent extremism, and WMD proliferation are just a few of the issues being discussed

The National Homeland Security Consortium is a unique, one-of-a-kind group
of state and local organizations, elected officials, and the private sector who
work together to address the complex challenges of homeland security.
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Enhanced homeland security to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and catastrophes through strategic partnerships, collaborative strategies and information sharing.
Provide a forum of key national organizations through effective communication, collaboration, and coordination that positively promotes national policies, strategies, practices and guidelines to preserve the public health, safety and security of the nation.

NHSC Objectives


Provide a broad-based resource and sounding board on homeland security issues for all national stake-holders.



Share information, knowledge, experiences, and practices.


Contribute to the homeland security debate and discussion.




Focus efforts to resolve issues.



Develop recommendations in identified areas of common interest.



  • Adjutants General Association of the United States
  • American Public Works Association
  • Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
  • Association of State & Territorial Health Officials
  • Big City Emergency Managers
  • Governors’ Homeland Security Advisors Council
  • International Association of Emergency Managers
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Major City Police Chiefs Association
  • Major County Sheriffs' Association
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of County & City Health Officials
  • National Association of State Chief Information Officers
  • National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • National Emergency Management Association
  • National Fusion Center Association
  • National Governors’ Association
  • National League of Cities
  • National Sheriffs’ Association
  • Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense & Security
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The NHSC seeks to share timely information on model practices and lessons learned through regular meetings, teleconferences and topical webinars.  Great value comes from learning about the different experiences, observations and perspectives from within the Consortium.

Membership in the NHSC is by invitation; however, the group welcomes opportunities to work with other stakeholders on issues of common interest.  Contact NEMA as the administrative agent of the NHSC to propose homeland security policy related engagement.  The NHSC would like to acknowledge the support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.