Introduction to Homeland Security

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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.

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It's another school book. Since I had already taken terrorism, there was a lot of repeat information. Read full review


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

9 Technology
10 The Future of Homeland Security
List of Acronyms
USA Patriot Act Summary
Homeland Security Act of 2002
Glossary of Hazard Terms

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About the author (2006)

Jane A. Bullock has worked in emergency management for over 20 years most recently as the Chief of Staff to James Lee Witt the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this position Ms. Bullock served as principal advisor to the Director on all Agency programmatic and administrative activities, provided advice and recommendations to the Director on policies required to carry out the mission of the agency; managed the day-to-day operations of the Agency; directed, monitored, and evaluated Agency strategic and communication processes; and oversaw administration of the Agency’s resources, including the disaster relief fund. Represented the Director and the Administration with Congress, State and municipal governments, foreign officials, constituent groups and the media. Served as a principal spokesperson for the Agency’s programs both before, during and after disasters. Chief architect of FEMA’s Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities, a nationwide effort by communities and businesses to implement prevention and risk reduction programs. Principal on a project to create National Disaster Response and Mitigation system for Argentina and in six Central American and Caribbean countries. Served as part of the Clinton Administration’s communications team for the Y2K issue.

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining academia, Mr. Haddow worked for eight years in the Office of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the White House Liaison and the deputy Chief of Staff. He is a founding partner of Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

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