9780558834883

The United States Department of Homeland Security An Overview

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    9780558834883

  • ISBN10:

    0558834884

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/24/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

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Summary

The United States Department of Homeland Security: An Overview, 2Eis the single source to help you understand the Department of Homeland Security. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Departmentrs"s history, mission, organization, and programs designed to reduce Americars"s vulnerability to attack and quickly recover from disaster. Learn about: The Terrorist Threat Natural Disasters Homeland Security Strategy Intelligence & Warning Critical Infrastructure Protection Border and Transportation Security Domestic Counterterrorism Emergency Preparedness & Response Defending Against Catastrophic Threats First Responders State & Local Fusion Centers The National Guard Homeland Securityrs"s Past Homeland Securityrs"s Future This book takes a strategic look at the Department of Homeland Security and answers the key questions: "what is DHS?", "why do we need it?", and "how does it protect America?".

Table of Contents

Part I: Mission Requirement

Chapter 1: 9-11 Survivors ...............................................................................1

Chapter 2: 9-11 Attacks ................................................................................15

Chapter 3: 9-11 Analysis...............................................................................27

Chapter 4: Terrorist Threat ...........................................................................43

Chapter 5: Islamic Extremism .......................................................................53

Chapter 6: Catastrophic Terrorism................................................................63

Chapter 7: Natural Disasters.........................................................................81

Part II: Organization Development

Chapter 8: US National Security .................................................................101

Chapter 9: Combating Terrorism ................................................................115

Chapter 10: DHS Origins ............................................................................131

Chapter 11: Homeland Security Strategy ...................................................141

Chapter 12: DHS Organization ...................................................................157

Part III: Critical Mission Areas

Chapter 13: Intelligence & Warning ............................................................177

Chapter 14: Border & Transportation Security............................................197

Chapter 15: Domestic Counterterrorism .....................................................209

Chapter 16: Critical Infrastructure Protection..............................................223

Chapter 17: Defending Against Catastrophic Threats ................................239

Chapter 18: Emergency Preparedness & Response ..................................267

Part IV: Critical Mission Components

Chapter 19: U.S. Secret Service.................................................................293

Chapter 20: U.S. Coast Guard....................................................................309

Chapter 21: Border Patrol ...........................................................................323

Chapter 22: Transportation Security Administration ...................................339

Chapter 23: Immigration & Customs...........................................................351

Chapter 24: Federal Emergency Management Agency..............................363

Chapter 25: Science & Technology ............................................................387

Part V: Critical Partners

Chapter 26: Federal Partners .....................................................................411

Chapter 27: Intelligence Community...........................................................423

Chapter 28: State, Local, & Tribal Partners ................................................439

Chapter 29: First Responders.....................................................................455

Chapter 30: National Guard ........................................................................475

Part VI: Reflections

Chapter 31: Looking Back...........................................................................489

Chapter 32: Looking Ahead ........................................................................507

Appendices

Appendix A: Glossary .................................................................................525

Appendix B: Bibliography............................................................................535

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