• Chapter

Improving strategic risk management at the Department of Homeland Security

Citation

Schanzer, D. H., & Eyerman, J. (2009). Improving strategic risk management at the Department of Homeland Security. In A. Morales, & D. A. Abel (Eds.), Strategic risk management in government: A look at homeland security. Managing for Performance and Results Series (Managing for Performance and Results Series). Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government.

Abstract

America awoke on September 12, 2001, to a world in which our vulnerabilities to previously unimaginable acts of violence now seemed limitless. Al Qaeda had laid bare that our massive infrastructures, our globalized, interconnected economy, and the openness of our society could easily be exploited to cause massive harm to persons, property and our national psyche. In the weeks and months following the attacks, it seemed that only the limits of one’s imagination could confine the number of scenarios in which terrorists could inflict death and destruction on the United States.