Introduction to Homeland Security (Google eBook)

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Mar 30, 2006 - Political Science - 672 pages
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INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY was the first book to provide practitioners, educators, and students with a comprehensive account of the original and ongoing developments in the Department of Homeland Security’s reorganization, as well as the practices, policies and programs enacted in relation to the government restructure. The new edition continues to prove the standard in providing the latest information on the developments in national security in the context of DHS.

Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, the book recounts US Government and private sector actions taken since 9/11 in the areas of legislation, government organization, communications, technology, and emergency management practices. It is packed with reference sections, notations directing the reader to relevant publications and websites, and contributions from media reports or experts. Case studies provide insightful guidance for security managers having to deal effectively with similar situations.

• The US Senate recently passed a $31.8 billion Homeland Security spending bill and universities are continually adding homeland security programs
• Current edition has sold over 2,500 copies in less than one year
• Includes an up-to-date, complete and comprehensive contact list of Federal and State government homeland security offices and officials
  

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Book is incorrect on page 14, chapter . The date of the first World Trade Center bombing was Feb. 26th, 1993, not Feb 23rd as stated in the text.

Contents

1 Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat
1
2 Statutory Authority
31
3 Organizational Actions
93
4 TerroristRelated Hazards
147
5 Safety and Security
197
6 Mitigation Prevention and Preparedness
267
7 Response and Recovery
309
8 Communications
409
List of State Emergency Management Offices
549
List of State Homeland Security Contacts
555
List of Corporation for National and Community Service CNCS Homeland Security Grantees
561
Centers for Disease Control CDC Preparedness and Planning Information Sites
569
Selected Websites for Additional Information
573
SAFE Conference Report
583
California State Agency Guidance Homeland Security Advisory System
595
Communicating During Emergencies
607

9 Technology
459
10 The Future of Homeland Security
507
List of Acronyms
515
USA Patriot Act Summary
519
Homeland Security Act of 2002
529
Glossary of Hazard Terms
613
References
633
Index
637
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About the author (2006)

Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor of Geology at Duke University. William J. Neal is Professor of Geology at Grand Valley State University. Stanley R. Riggs is Professor of Marine Geology at East Carolina University. Craig A. Webb is a research assistant in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University. David M. Bush is Assistant Professor of Geology at State University of West Georgia. Deborah F. Pilkey is a graduate student in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Jane Bullock is Chief of Staff of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Brian A. Cowan is Director of the Disaster Resistant Community Project at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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