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Cyber on Celluloid 2.0 by Anne F. La Lena

Cybersecurity issues are seeping s-l-o-w-l-y into America’s consciousness. Unless of course,   you’re one of the millions of unhappy Target and Neiman Marcus shoppers [how often do you say those two stores in the same breath], or one of the confused 300,000 current and former Maryland University students and faculty or one of the frustrated Department of Energy 100,000 plus employees...


Holiday “Spirit of Giving” Auction

Join WHS to do your final holiday shopping AND support our effort to buy a "telehandler" for the Fairfax County International Search & Rescue Team.

December 12, 2011

Washington, D.C.



Help us raise the $42,000...


Hey Congress: Show Me the Money!

SHOW ME THE MONEY!  by Michelle Mrdeza, WHS blogger on Congress Several months ago I attended a panel discussion where very smart people shared their insights on the “state of homeland security”.  Nearly 10 years after 9-11, they talked about what progress has been made and what more needs to be done.  While this was all very interesting (although I...


Cybersecurity — Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity

As we start the new year, I am excited to kick off a series of blog posts for WHS focused on highlighting technology innovations for government (particularly homeland and cybersecurity technologies), discuss small business issues serving the federal sectors and other topics of interest relevant to small business. Let me begin by talking about the topic that is on all...


Asymmetric Warfare, Complex Operations, Counter Insurgency, and what it all means

Asymmetric Warfare, Complex Operations, Counter Insurgency, and what it all means “When conventional tactics are altered unexpectedly according to the situation, they take on the element of surprise and increase in strategic value.” –Sun Bin, The Lost Art of War Asymmetric Warfare is a conflict involving nation-states and non-state actors where one side’s military, strategy, or tactics differ greatly from...


The Four Keys of Professional Success

The Four Keys of Professional Success The new rules of work require an update of what we all considered the road to success. It definitely doesn’t run up a vertical ladder with neat job descriptions to guide you along the way. We live in the midst of a revolution, and you must learn to rely on your own internal compass...


WHS Exclusive Internships & Fellowships

Partners and Friends of WHS offer internships to WHS members interested in learning about the field, gaining invaluable experience and adding value to a supporter of WHS. See below for a list of organizations offering opportunities. Please follow directions listed. [If you’d like to be added to WHS’ list of organizations, please email us at with organization, contact...


Mentoring Moments

Women in Homeland Security has a mission and passion for mentoring and building strong female leaders for service to our homeland.  Whether you are looking for a job, have one and want to become better, or simply need some inspiration for your day, WHS’ mentoring pages have something for everyone. Erin Hoffman, a presidential fellow with the U.S. Department of...