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Joshua Filler

About Joshua Filler

Joshua D. Filler is the president of Filler Security Strategies, a homeland security and emergency preparedness consulting firm in Falmouth that works with public safety responders from across the country. An attorney, Josh has served in several senior positions at the federal and local level, including as the first Director of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as Director of Local Affairs at the White House Office of Homeland Security, and in the cabinet of Mayor Rudy Giuliani in New York City. Josh has testified before Congress, written several articles for major newspapers, and given speeches and lectures on homeland security and emergency preparedness around the nation.

Compassion and Security in the War against the Islamic State

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was once referred to by President Obama as the “jayvee team.” More recently the president said that ISIS has been “contained.” The reality is ISIS has become the apex terrorist movement on the planet – claiming responsibility for bringing down a Russian airliner, bombing major cities from […]

We Don’t Need Journalists to Moderate Political Debates

A political debate is supposed to be an opportunity for candidates to outline their public policy views, challenge the other candidates’ positions, and win over supporters to their respective cause. Unfortunately, the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates have continued a growing trend in recent years where political debates have been as much about the debate […]