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About Homeland Security Roundtable

Homeland Security Roundtable is a blog focusing on intelligent analysis and informed commentary on federal, state and local homeland security issues.  While many other HLS blogs focus on national policy, Homeland Security Roundtable is a forum where state and local homeland security practitioners can discuss the local implications of national HLS policies, sector-specific trends, and the response to real events.  Studies have shown that many homeland security officials wear several hats and have a diverse background in public safety.

This blog was founded in March 2012 by contributor and editor Jason P. Nairn.  Formerly  Jason served as Director of Infrastructure Protection at the State of Michigan, where he was charged with  operational security and emergency management activities at state government facilities.  He was instrumental in making Michigan the first state to consolidate security functions, both cyber and physical, into one organizational unit of government.  He received his Master’s in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).

Currently, Jason is Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Director of the Homeland Security Simulation Center at Concordia University in Portland, OR.  He teaches courses in risk management, critical infrastructure protection, and legal, moral and civil rights issues in homeland security.  He lives with his wife and their three children in Saint Helens, OR, is a member of the ASIS Columbia River Chapter and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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