"Defense of Houston began as a website, designed to help the Houston community prepare for terrorist attacks. Since then it has become the hub of a rapidly evolving information and education network for both antiterrorist efforts and natural disaster management. It has galvanized an extensive network of volunteers and has captured the imagination of the citizens of Houston. It has enhanced the reputations and recruiting abilities for the institutions which sponsor it and has become a role model for similar efforts around the country. It has also spawned new collaborative efforts among its member organizations and provides input for policy decisions to Houstons government."
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Best Practice Initiative