Homeland Security : The Essentials

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-19
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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With the same rich content as Introduction to Homeland Security, this concise version adds a more engaging visual presentation with more narrative content to dramatize the issues being discussed. This textbook offers ample full-color illustrations, but in a streamlined and more affordable paperback format. Instructors can support development of their students' writing and analytical skills by using the exercises in our Learning Library modules, designed to support students in the first two years of their college experience. *Lively visual presentation *Shorter text and expanded case studies *Learning Library modules for instructors to support writing and critical thinking skills

Author Biography

Jane A. Bullock, Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Former Chief of Staff to the Director of FEMA George D. Haddow, Adjunct Professor, The Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Damon P. Coppla, Senior Associate, Bullock Haddow LLC

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Homeland Security: The Concept, the Organizationp. 1
What You Will Learnp. 1
Introductionp. 1
A New Concept of Homeland Securityp. 6
The Department of Homeland Securityp. 9
Other Federal Departments Responsible for the Homeland Security Enterprisep. 11
Conclusionp. 14
Key Termsp. 15
Review Questionsp. 16
Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threatp. 17
What You Will Learnp. 17
Introductionp. 17
Before It Was Called Homeland Security: From the 1800s to the Creation of FEMAp. 17
World Trade Center Bombingp. 20
Murrah Federal Building Bombingp. 21
Khobar Towers Bombing, Saudi Arabiap. 22
USS Cole Bombing, Yemenp. 25
September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagonp. 25
The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security: 2001-2004p. 27
Homeland Security Focus on Terrorism Results in a Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermathp. 31
Obama Administrationp. 33
Conclusionp. 34
Key Termsp. 34
Hazardsp. 37
What You Will Learnp. 37
Introductionp. 37
The Hazardsp. 37
Natural Hazardsp. 38
Technological Hazardsp. 43
Terrorism Hazardsp. 45
Conventional Explosives and Secondary Devicesp. 45
Chemical Agentsp. 46
Biological Agentsp. 47
Nuclear/Radiologicalp. 48
Combined Hazardsp. 49
Difficulty of Predicting Terror Attacks in the United Statesp. 50
Conclusionp. 53
Key Termsp. 54
Review Questionsp. 56
Governmental Homeland Security Structuresp. 59
What You Will Learnp. 59
Introductionp. 59
Department of Homeland Security Organizational Chartp. 60
The Office of the Secretary of Homeland Securityp. 60
Agency Reorganizationp. 78
DHS Budgetp. 80
Other Agencies Participating in Community-Level Fundingp. 80
Activities by State and Local Organizationsp. 88
Homeland Security Activity of State and Tribal Governmentsp. 92
Local Government Homeland Security Activitiesp. 93
Homeland Security Role of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)p. 96
Conclusionp. 97
Key Termsp. 98
Review Questionsp. 98
Intelligence and Counterterrorismp. 101
What You Will Learnp. 101
Introductionp. 101
The Intelligence Community (IC)p. 101
Office of the Director of National Intelligencep. 105
Defense Intelligence Agencyp. 110
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Department of Justice)p. 110
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)p. 111
National Reconnaissance Officep. 112
National Security Agencyp. 113
DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I & A)p. 114
Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Researchp. 115
Conclusionp. 115
Key Termsp. 115
Review Questionsp. 116
Border Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcementp. 119
What You Will Learnp. 119
Introductionp. 119
Border Securityp. 119
Immigrationp. 120
Customs Enforcementp. 121
Border Security, Immigration, and Customs in the Department of Homeland Securityp. 122
U.S. Customs and Border Protectionp. 122
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementp. 129
The U.S. Coast Guardp. 134
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servicesp. 137
Office of US-VISITp. 140
Conclusionp. 141
Key Termsp. 141
Review Questionsp. 142
Transportation Safety and Securityp. 145
What You Will Learnp. 145
Introductionp. 145
The Transportation Networkp. 145
The Transportation Security Administrationp. 149
TSA Componentsp. 150
Trucking Securityp. 155
Ports and Shipping Securityp. 156
Bus Transportation Securityp. 157
Railway Transportation Securityp. 157
Intermodal Securityp. 159
Conclusionp. 159
Key Termsp. 160
Review Questionsp. 160
Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protectionp. 161
What You Will Learnp. 161
Introductionp. 161
Cybersecurityp. 162
DHS Cybersecurity Effortsp. 165
Department of Defensep. 169
Other Federal Agenciesp. 169
Response to the 9/11 Commission Recommendationsp. 170
Recent Initiativesp. 171
Critical Infrastructure Protectionp. 171
State and Local Governmentsp. 173
Private Sectorp. 174
Internationalp. 176
Conclusionp. 176
Key Termsp. 177
All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recoveryp. 181
What You Will Learnp. 181
Introductionp. 181
Response Processesp. 183
Legislative Actionsp. 185
First-Responder Roles and Responsibilitiesp. 188
Local Emergency Managersp. 188
State Responsep. 189
Volunteer Group Responsep. 190
DHS Response Agenciesp. 194
Other Response Agenciesp. 200
National Incident Management System (NIMS)p. 203
Federal Responsep. 205
National Response Framework (NRF)p. 207
Recoveryp. 226
FEMA's Individual Assistance Recovery Programsp. 229
Public Assistance Programsp. 231
Conclusionp. 232
Key Termsp. 233
Review Questionsp. 236
Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparednessp. 237
What You Will Learnp. 237
Introductionp. 237
Mitigation Plans, Actions, and Programsp. 239
Prevention Actions and Programsp. 249
Preparedness Actions and Programsp. 251
Preparedness Against Biological and Chemical Attacks and Accidentsp. 252
Comprehensive Medical and Health Incident Management Systemp. 253
Nuclear and Radiological Preparednessp. 255
Terrorism Preparedness and Mitigation: Community Issuesp. 255
The Role of the Private Sector in Mitigation and Preparedness Activitiesp. 259
Exercises to Foster Preparednessp. 261
Conclusionp. 261
Key Termsp. 262
Review Questionsp. 265
Communicationsp. 269
What You Will Learnp. 269
Introductionp. 269
Risk Communicationp. 270
Warningp. 275
Crisis Communicationsp. 280
Conclusionp. 300
Key Termsp. 300
Review Questionsp. 301
Science and Technologyp. 303
What You Will Learnp. 303
Introductionp. 303
Overview of Involved Agencies and Budgetsp. 303
Department of Homeland Securityp. 304
R&D Efforts Focused on Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 309
Efforts Aimed at Information and Infrastructurep. 312
Laboratories and Research Facilitiesp. 314
R&D Efforts External to the Department of Homeland Securityp. 322
Conclusionp. 324
Key Termsp. 326
Review Questionsp. 326
The Future of Homeland Securityp. 327
Introductionp. 327
The FEMA History Lessonp. 327
Lessons for Homeland Security from the FEMA Experiencep. 328
The Future of Emergency Management in Homeland Securityp. 329
Conclusionp. 334
Indexp. 335
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