Institutional Security

Faith-based and nongovernmental organizations extend far beyond faith spiritual care, and health and human services; they are an important component of a collective and cooperative homeland security effort. Faith-based and nongovernmental organizations own and operate infrastructure that remains vulnerable to attack, provides direct support and response to our nation’s worst natural and manmade disasters, and provides vital services to tens of millions of Americans everyday. These include vast networks of organizations and operations with facilities, capabilities and processes on a massive scale that are incorporated into preventive and preparedness homeland security efforts. During times of crisis and other homeland security events, it is neighborhood congregations, community organizations-the very fabric of America-that are best positioned to become critical partners in local national homeland security initiatives.