Homeland Security Council

What the Council Does

Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Adviser and 16 member council is responsible for advising the governor, coordinating state and local prevention and response efforts, and producing periodic reports on the state of homeland security in Wisconsin. The council works with local, state, federal, and tribal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to improve citizen and community preparedness. The governor is responsible for appointing council members. Additionally, a member of the governor’s staff is invited to attend and participate at each meeting.

By appointment of the Governor, the Adjutant General of the Wisconsin National Guard serves as Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Adviser and chairs the Homeland Security Council.

The Council meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings may last approximately 2 hours and include closed and open session portions. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the council’s open sessions.

Announcements of meetings are posted on this site, in the lobby of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, and on the State Capitol’s bulletin board. Due to scheduling conflicts and real-world events, meetings may be scheduled on different dates or occur more frequently. Generally speaking, however, the Council meets twelve times over the course of a year.


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19 March 2019 Homeland Security Council Meeting

HLS Meeting Agenda – 19 Mar 2019

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16 January 2019 – Homeland Security Council Meeting

HLS Meeting Agenda – 16 Jan 2019

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Registration Open – 2019 Governor’s Conference

2019 Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security March 21-22, 2019 Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Wisconsin Dells, WI REGISTER NOW !

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Learn to protect yourself from cyber shopping scams

MADISON, Wis. – With the start of the holiday shopping season just around the corner, many consumers will be looking online for bargains. Being aware of some potential risks could keep a simple online purchase from turning into a financial headache.

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Keep your home wireless network cyber secure

As technology advances, our homes are becoming more connected. Mobile devices, TVs and even many new appliances are now incorporating wireless technologies into their normal operations. During Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s important to consider ways to make sure your home network and the devices that are connected to it are protected.

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