Homeland Security Public Forum

Last Updated on March 6, 2017 at 11:10 am

Members of the public and UTEP community have the opportunity to join the national dialogue on homeland security strategy. Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will discuss the department’s 2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and their analysis of current threats and trends facing our nation in a public forum on March 8 from 3:15 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East, Room 308.


The results of the 2018 QHSR will be used to focus DHS’s efforts and resources to ensure our nation’s security in the near- and long-term. The public forum provides the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming QHSR, and to contribute suggestions about the issues and trends DHS should address in the coming years.


Details on the visiting officials:

Susan Monarez, Ph.D., is the deputy assistant secretary for strategy and analysis in DHS’s Office of Policy. In this role, Monarez is responsible for leading the development, administration and evolution of the department’s strategy and analytic efforts, including ensuring alignment with presidential and secretarial priorities.


Jason Ackleson Ph.D., is the director of strategy in the DHS’s Office of Policy. He leads a team of analysts responsible for developing major strategic documents and planning processes for DHS, including the 2018 QHSR. Mandated by Congress, the QHSR is a comprehensive examination of the homeland security strategy of thenation. It will make recommendations on the programs, assets, capabilities, budget, policies and authorities of DHS and delineate a unified departmental approach for strategy, planning and analytical capability.


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