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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Warrick and Future of DHS Report quoted in Washington Post on DHS pandemic response

On October 20, Forward Defense’s Future of DHS report and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Tom Warrick were quoted in a Washington Post article on the absence of DHS in the coronavirus response. The article includes findings from the report, including the economic and health costs of the US response.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Future of DHS Project identifies new threats to the homeland

On Wednesday, September 9, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice launched the Future of DHS Project Final Report, building on its Key Findings and Recommendations released in August. Following the report release, Forward Defense hosted three panels of distinguished speakers to discuss the future of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a changing threat landscape.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Coronavirus

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Future of DHS Report quoted in Chairman Thompson’s remarks at House Rules Committee hearing

On October 1, Chairman Thompson of the House Committee on Homeland Security spoke on a panel before the House Rules Committee. In his remarks, he mentioned a recommendation from the Future of DHS Report, expressing his agreement.

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Caitlin Durkovich is a nonresident senior fellow in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and a director at Toffler Associates.

She has more than twenty years of expertise in national and homeland security. A recognized expert in critical infrastructure security and resilience, including cybersecurity, Ms. Durkovich has successfully advanced risk management programs that drive thought leadership, advance leading security practices, influence policy, and evolve industry practices to manage operational and security risks. She has advanced strategy and policy at the highest levels of government, including the development of Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (2013) and cochairing the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (2016) and the National Space Weather Strategy (2015). 

Ms. Durkovich is a director at Toffler Associates, a foresight advisory firm. She served eight years at the Department of Homeland Security, managing the mission to protect the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure. As assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, she led both the voluntary partnership to enhance security and resilience across the sixteen critical infrastructure sectors, as well as the regulatory program to secure high-risk chemical facilities, or the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).

Her experience also includes leading homeland security projects with several government agencies while at Booz Allen Hamilton, setting industry cybersecurity standards at the ISAlliance, and pioneering early warning cyber intelligence at iDefense (acquired by Verisign).

Ms. Durkovich is a member of the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and the Protect Our Power Advisory panel. She earned a B.A. in public policy studies from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University and a certificate in business strategy from The Aspen Institute. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, three children, and bulldog.