To serve the public interest of the United States


A center of excellence serving as an agent of change to promote innovative thinking about homeland security in a dynamic international environment


To provide executive education and public awareness of the challenges to homeland security in the 21st century


Explore issues, conduct research, develop concepts, promote dialogue and provide executive education, through a variety of activities including workshops, conferences, tabletop exercises, publications, and outreach programs

The ANSER Institute for Homeland Security is a nonprofit public-service research organization examining a new set of national security challenges. Initiated and funded by ANSER’s Board of Trustees in October 1999 and formally established in April 2001, the Institute believes that preparing for these new challenges will require a determined, integrated effort at every stage of the process: deterrence, prevention, preemption, crisis management, consequence management, attribution and response.

The ANSER Institute for Homeland Security is leading the debate through executive-level education, public awareness programs, workshops for policy makers and online publications: a weekly newsletter (with 13,000 subscribers) and the Journal of Homeland Security, which features articles by senior government leaders and leading homeland security experts.