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 by the National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC).



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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.

NHSC Objectives

Enhanced homeland security to prevent, prepare, respond and recover.

Focus efforts to resolve issues.


Share information, knowledge, experiences, and practices.



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


Contribute to the homeland security debate and discussion.


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
  • 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


2016 NHSC National Issues Brief

NHSC Ebola Issue Paper 2015

2012 NHSC White Paper on Protecting Americans in the 21st Century

2010 NHSC White Paper on Homeland Security

2009 NHSC White Paper  on Protecting Americans in the 21st Century

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.


For more information regarding the NHSC

National Emergency Management Association

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