What Texas Homeland Security Will Look Like in 2016 and Beyond

The state released its plan for dealing with homeland security over the next five years.

By Rhonda FanningOctober 21, 2015 8:30 am

State officials have released the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan for the next five years. Every state has one, and many mirror the one laid out by the feds.

But of course, Texas has to be a bit different. Here to tell us what’s unique about the security challenges in Texas is James Phelps, assistant professor in the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice at Angelo State University.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How much the state’s plan aligns with the federal government’s guidelines.

– What unique factors Texas has to consider that other states don’t.

– Why Texas included “climate change” as a security threat, given that many in state governemnt haven’t concluded climate change is real.

Listen to the full interview in the player above.