Introduction to Homeland Security
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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Administration agement Appendix Arlington County After-Action assistance Budget chapter civil defense CONCLUSION REVIEW QUESTIONS coordination County After-Action Report Crisis DElNED Department of Homeland director disaster response earthquake efforts Emergency Management Agency emergency management system Emergency Preparedness FDNY federal agencies Federal Emergency Management federal government FEMA FEMA’s FlCE funding Guiffrida hazards Hurricane Andrew Hurricane Hugo impact incident INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE issues jurisdictions legislation lessons learned Loma Prieta earthquake lRE DEPARTMENTS lRElGHTERS lRST RESPONDERS Management Agency FEMA McKinsey & Company MEDIA ment million mitigation mOODS Murrah Federal Building NATIONAL LABORATORY NATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN natural disasters nuclear attack Number NYPD OFlCE OFlCIALS Oklahoma City bombing operations organizational organizations Photo Preparedness and Response President programs PROTECTION public safety REmECT rescue REVIEW QUESTIONS REFERENCES RISK COMMUNICATION role search-and-rescue SIGNIlCANT TABLE tion Titan Systems Inc Total deaths Tropical Storm Allison United victims Washington Witt World Trade Center York City