The DHS/FEMA Lessons Learned Information Sharing Web site once served as a national online network of lessons learned, effective practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities. In the spring of 2015, the website consolidated its content with and the Homeland Security Digital Library ( One of the advantages of the reorganization of content is that homeland security and the emergency management communities may now find relevant information in one place.

Sponsored by FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security, HSDL's public collection includes over 137,000 carefully-selected documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Lessons Learned content submitted by state and local responders, including innovative practice documents, after-action reports, plans, templates, guides, and other materials, is now consolidated with this already substantial database. Trend analyses, case studies on the use of FEMA preparedness grants, and links to Webinar Wednesdays were transferred to a new Lessons Learned Information Sharing page on

The new LLIS page on does not require a username and password, while documents that required a username and password to view on still require a username and password to view on More information on creating a HSDL account is available on the login page.