Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) joined other executive members of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review committee on Thursday in Washington D.C to review a report on counterterrorism and domestic security management, border security, enforcement of immigration laws and disaster recovery.
was tapped by the National Conference of State Legislatures - a bipartisan organization that serves the nation's legislators and staffs - to participate in a comprehensive review of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
"This committee is responsible for a top-to-bottom review of the nation's homeland security policies, programs and missions and the Secretary of Homeland Security
will present the final report to Congress by December 31," Wyss
"This review is important to DHS
because it will help set forth goals, address challenges the department faces and inform homeland security policy for the next four years.
A more efficient department can help better serve all Americans and contribute to the security of our nation."
Wyss, chair of the Indiana Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, said in attendance was the Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley who represented the National Governors Association and the Mayor of Trenton New Jersey Douglas Palmer who represented the National League of Cities.
Tom Wyss to the left is Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and to the right Trenton New Jersey Mayor Douglas Palmer.
(R-Fort Wayne) joins Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
(Right) at a meeting Thursday of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review committee.