Top 50 Homeland Security Blogs

The term homeland security became pronounced in the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Before then, it had been used only in minimal policy circuits prior to the tragedy several years ago. Today it is an important aspect of discussion in American politics and throughout our neighborhoods. The following blogs focus on issues such as emergency readiness and immigration laws and bring you the latest developments taking place with homeland security.

Analysis, Theory, and Strategy

Read these blogs to find expert opinions on homeland security and the issues surrounding it.

1. Security Debrief A cooperative blog that features posts written by experts with backgrounds in elevated government and policy national security matters. Also read commentary from veterans still working in the field.

2. Homeland Security Leader Written by a well-known strategist, John Taylor. This blog serves as a news aggregator for homeland security subjects coming from, Military.com, CNN.com, and other sources.

3. In General Counsel This legal analyst searches the common and uncommon news on homeland security. Most of his articles are commentary about the legal implications of national and homeland security.

4. Global Guerrillas This one time USAF pilot and current analyst on warfare and security writes on a number of topics. His main focus is on irrepressible communities and possible crises in his blog.

5. Stephenson blogs on homeland security 2.0 et al. A blog including strategies everyone should be conscious of. Written by the well-known theorist, W. David Stephenson, who discusses topics of technology and civil liberty issues in relation to homeland security.

6. Democracy Arsenal This collaborative blog focuses on foreign policy with a number of posts about homeland security issues. Contributors include several acclaimed foreign policy experts.

7. Hometown Security With attention on emergency readiness, this blog written by a Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Strategic Preparedness offers current news, thoughts, opinions, and more on homeland security.

8. The Michael Brown Blog. A former director from the DHS writes a compelling and amusing blog on a variety of issues All of which will make you think, no matter if you agree with him or not.

9. Schneier on Security. This guru of security blogs on a variety of security issues, but frequently commonly writes about homeland security in general.

10. Thomas P.M. Barnett: Weblog. This imperative planner for national security affairs reports on domestic and global topics that are relevant to national security.

Government Blogs

From the Department of Homeland Security to the US military, these blogs offer an official standpoint on homeland security.

11. Leadership Journal This government-sponsored blog from the Department of Homeland Security discusses several topics related to homeland security. A variety of topics such as emergency preparedness, immigration law enforcement, and promoting economic prosperity are discussed.

12. Homeland Security Affairs Actually, this blog is an online journal published by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. It is updated every month with posts concerned with opinions on homeland security issues to strengthen defense.

13. U.S. Fire Administration Blog The purpose of this blog is to promote issues regarding preparation and response to fire emergencies. The subjects in this blog will frequently relate to homeland security.

14. Evolution of Security This blog of the Transportation Security Administration presents updates on security and technology in the face of increasing terrorist threat.

15. In Homeland Security This non-partisan and non-commercial blog is sponsored by the American Military University. Delivers news and analysis of events relating to homeland security such as, law enforcement, military intelligence, border security, and more.

16. US-CERT These posts are run by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team. Provides frequent updates of crucial security issues affecting national and cyber security.

17. Homeland Security Digital Library Weblog On the Homefront. Sources on everything from FBI hate crime statistics to CSIS documents. This blog combines many different blogs for an array of coverage.

Research and Academics

From professors to researchers, these blogs offer the latest breakthroughs and teachings on homeland security.

18. Homeland Security: Inside & Out A weekly radio talk show interviewing chief officers in federal, state and local government. Some guests also include members of the academic community and national press.

19. beSpacific This law and technology blog frequently covers topics of homeland security, e-government, cybercrime, and the Patriot Act. Written by a practicing criminal lawyer.

20. Home Station From the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University, this blog discusses important issues involving homeland security. This organization works to find ways to provide education and research on these subjects.

21. Emergency.Blog A blog from ERRI that focuses on information relating to homeland security. Posts are associated with topics like emergency services, the military, and cyberwar.

22. PCR Project. A part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. This Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project is devoted to strategies to strengthen international conflict response. Issues such as potential negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban, the NBA PeacePlayers International program, and diplomatic relations between U.S. and Iran are heavily discussed.

23. Secrecy News. Sponsored by the Federation of American Scientists, this blog maintains their mission to help valuable policy result from scientific research through the exposure of government secrecy.

24. Gregory S. McNeal This law professor writes about homeland security issues with an emphasis on the legal aspects in his blog. He implements theory to discuss the institutions and challenges associated with national security law and international criminal law.

25. ERRI Homeland Security News. Another blog sponsored by ERRI. Get the latest current events from the Emergency Response and Research Institute at this blog/news aggregator.

Varied Opinions and Views

From liberal to conservative views or whatever falls in between, these blogs offer thoughts, news, and information on the subject of homeland security.

26. USA Homeland Security A forum where Americans can broadcast their opinions about US Homeland Security. These posts are heartfelt and will make you think about our liberty and rights.

27. The Homeland Security Blog Founded to give an opening for ideas and discussion on homeland security issues, in particular, to the first responder community. A free resource for first responders and homeland security professionals who are concerned about the topics.

28. Think Progress This organization promotes open minded ideas and politics. Their blog supports this goal with articles commonly touching on homeland security issues like immigration and privacy.

29. Losantiville This blog has a very definite Cincinnati point of view and attitude. Articles are on recent events, homeland security, and the military.

30. Daniel Pipes Blog With a sharp conservative nose, this blog distinctly covers subject matter related to the Middle East. With less of the perspective being cultured and more of what Mr. Pipes touches on as mainstream America.

31. Homeland Stupidity While this blog helps to remind us of the government’s bloopers, the goal of these posts is to propose improved approaches and avoid future errors.

32. War and Piece Written by a national security journalist for numerous publications, this blog supplies news clips from different sources. Read thoughts on national security issues and more.

33. Danger Room From Wired.com, this commonly unconventional blog covers the current news items on defense. There are also updated articles centering on homeland security showing up repeatedly.

34. Monday (P)review Updated weekly with news in relationship to homeland security, counter-terrorism, and risk management. Devoted to making you aware of the potential trends they may bring to light.

35. National Terror Alert As well as incident reports, preparedness articles, and more. Get current events and info that pertains to homeland security.

Counter-terrorism

Here about the practices, tactics, and techniques that governments, militaries, police departments and corporations utilize in response to terrorist threats both real and supposed.

36. Counterterrorism Blog A distinct, multi-expert blog dedicated to providing an all in one gateway to the counterterrorism community. Provides fresh information and various perspectives (sometimes opposing), as presented by the Contributing Experts and in the news articles, columns, and website links posted on the blog.

37. BraveJeWorld New reports on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Current Affairs in Israel and the Middle East. This blog even has a list of known terrorists and organizations.

38. Terrorism A source for “terrorist” activities and happenings around the world. Read about the steps taken by the government to make people aware of them.

39. Counter-Terrorism and Security Get a fresh view of today’s terrorism and nation security issues in this blog. Written by a sophomore working on concurrent majors in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA): Intelligence Analysis and Modeling Option and International Politics: National Security Concentration, at The Pennsylvania State University.

40. LT Nixon Rants A blog about the strange intersection between war, politics, and the media.Read posts written by a very opinionated soon-to-be-going on terminal leave Navy guy who spent time in Iraq.

41. Terrorism Research Center An independent institute devoted to the research studies of terrorism, information warfare and security, counter-terrorism, and homeland security. There is also a small focus on other issues of moderate political violence and gray-area occurrences.

42. Right Truth This blog focuses on counter-terrorism and how it relates to politics. Commentary is quite open about being on guard at all times, securing our boarders and fighting terrorists on non American soil.

Definitive Issues

With topics on immigration, security, emergency readiness, foreign policy, and more, these blogs offer a more detailed look at some of the concerns with homeland security.

43. Homeland Security Group Blog Written by a retired chief from the U.S. Coastguard. The goal is to change the persistent breakdown of communication between the Intelligence Community and Law Enforcement agencies.

44. Northeast Intelligence Network Comprised of a group of veteran analysts, military affairs specialists and researchers who have combined their resources in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. A great amount of political commentary and occasional satire where it serves to show the cracks in our security and defense against future attacks.

45. In Case of Emergency. Committed to public health preparation and readiness. Articles cover material about pandemic flu, funding for preparedness, response drills, and more.

46. MetaSecurity. Centering on "the security implications of the virtual community," topics mostly include extremist activity, terrorism, legal responses, and other events surrounding homeland security.

47. Disaster Zone. Emergency management and homeland security are the focus of this blog .Posts on offer tips, news, opinions and more.

48. Aerospace Cases The posts are written to initiate discussion on a variety of topics. Many of which include terrorism, defense and homeland security. The purpose being to benefit those in the business industry, academia, analysts, and others.

49. FP Passport. Check out the newest updates in foreign policy news with this blog. These posts are sponsored by the part of the popularly read Foreign Policy Magazine.

50. Inoperability Streams. Get frequent posts on all things communication-related. This blog gives the scoop on the most current issues about communications inoperability.

These blogs embody the genuine opinions and facts that our researchers, government, experts in the area, and common citizens can offer on this ever changing topic of homeland security.