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9780750679923

Introduction to Homeland Security

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750679923

  • ISBN10:

    0750679921

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-30
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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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 organization, as well as the practices, policies and programs enacted in relation to the government restructure. Focusing on legislation, government organization, communications, technology, and emergency practices, the Second Edition continues to prove the standard in providing the latest information developments on contemporary national security events as they relate to the Department of Homeland Security." "Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition contains a summary of the new departments that now fall under DHS, the continuing debate over the Patriot Act, the impact of the addition of a National Intelligence Director, the passing of the Maritime Transportation Security Act, international efforts to secure borders, and the 9/11 Commission recommendations. The book also includes a revised chapter on the future of Homeland Security which addresses the role of FEMA and the importance of emergency management to Homeland Security. Additional resources provided in the Appendices include an updated list of Web sites for additional information, as well as contact information for Homeland Security offices and officials." "Introduction to Homeland Security, Second Edition is an essential text for professionals and students alike. With clearly organized content, full color throughout, and pedagogical elements including objectives, definitions, and case studies, this book serves as both an effective teaching tool and a valuable reference guide."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat
Introduction
1(1)
Emergency Management in the United States
1(1)
Early History: 1800--1950
2(1)
The Cold War and the Rise of Civil Defense: 1950s
2(1)
Natural Disasters Bring Changes to Emergency Management: 1960s
3(1)
The Call for a National Focus to Emergency Management: 1970s
4(1)
Civil Defense Reappears as Nuclear Attack Planning: 1980s
5(1)
An Agency in Trouble: 1989--1992
6(1)
The Witt Revolution: 1993--2001
7(2)
Terrorism Becomes Major Focus: 2001
9(1)
The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security: 2001--2004
10(1)
The Future: 2005 and Beyond
11(1)
World Trade Center Bombing
12(1)
Murrah Federal Building Bombing
13(1)
September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
14(10)
First Responder Issues
24(1)
Conclusion
24(7)
Statutory Authority
Introduction
31(21)
Homeland Security Act of 2002
52(1)
Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 5
53(1)
Future Legislation
53(10)
9/11 Commission
63(1)
Budget Appropriations
64(4)
Conclusion
68(25)
Organizational Actions
Introduction
93(2)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
95(1)
Homeland Security Department Subcomponents and Agencies
96(7)
The Five Directorates
103(8)
Secretary Chertoff's DHS Reorganization Plan
111(4)
Other Agencies Participating in Community-Level Funding
115(10)
Activities by State and Local Organizations
125(17)
Local Government Terrorism Activities
142(1)
Conclusion
143(4)
Terrorist-Related Hazards
Introduction
147(1)
Difficulty of Predicting Terror Attacks in the United States
148(4)
Conventional Explosives and Secondary Devices
152(1)
Chemical Agents
153(13)
Biological Agents
166(16)
Nuclear/Radiological
182(4)
Preparedness and Sheltering in Place
186(1)
Combined Hazards
186(3)
Role of CDC in Preparedness and Response
189(1)
Conclusion
189(8)
Safety and Security
Introduction
197(1)
The Intelligence Community
197(8)
Border Control
205(7)
Transportation Safety and Security
212(16)
Information Security and National Network Infrastructure Security
228(6)
Utilities and Industrial Facilities
234(17)
Public Works
251(5)
Role of Private Sector in Homeland Security and Changes in Business Continuity and Contingency Planning
256(7)
Conclusion
263(4)
Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness
Introduction
267(2)
Mitigation Plans, Actions, and Programs
269(8)
Prevention Actions and Programs
277(2)
Preparedness Actions and Programs
279(4)
Preparedness Against Biological and Chemical Attacks and Accidents
283(3)
Comprehensive Medical and Health Incident Management System: MaHIM
286(1)
Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness
287(1)
Terrorism Preparedness and Mitigation: Community Issues
288(9)
The Role of the Private Sector in Mitigation and Preparedness Activities
297(2)
Corporate Preparedness and Risk Management in the Sarbanes--Oxley Era
299(2)
Best Practices
301(3)
Exercises to Foster Preparedness
304(3)
Conclusion
307(2)
Response and Recovery
Introduction
309(2)
Response Processes
311(2)
Legislative Actions
313(2)
Budget
315(1)
Local Response
315(10)
State Response
325(1)
Volunteer Group Response
326(1)
DHS Volunteer Programs
327(5)
DHS Response Agencies
332(10)
Other Response Agencies
342(7)
The National Incident Management System
349(3)
The Federal Response
352(5)
National Response Plan
357(24)
Recovery
381(5)
Fema's Individual Assistance Recovery Programs
386(2)
Public Assistance Programs
388(1)
Conclusion
389(20)
Communications
Introduction
409(1)
Risk Communications
410(14)
Warning Communications
424(3)
Crisis Communications
427(4)
9/11 Commission Findings on First Responder Communications
431(1)
Conclusion
432(27)
Technology
Introduction
459(1)
Overview of Involved Agencies and Budget
460(1)
Department of Homeland Security
460(2)
DHS Directorate of Science and Technology
462(6)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
468(3)
Information and Infrastructure
471(6)
Laboratories and Research Facilities
477(5)
Maritime Research
482(1)
R&D Efforts External to DHS
482(2)
Conclusion
484(23)
The Future of Homeland Security
Introduction
507(1)
The Fema History Lesson
507(1)
Lessons for Homeland Security from the Fema Experience
508(1)
The Future of Emergency Management in Homeland Security
509(4)
Conclusion
513(2)
Appendix 1 List of Acronyms 515(4)
Appendix 2 U.S.A. Patriot Act Summary 519(10)
Appendix 3 Homeland Security Act of 2002 529(20)
Appendix 4 List of State Emergency Management Offices 549(6)
Appendix 5 List of State Homeland Security Contacts 555(6)
Appendix 6 List of Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Homeland Security Grantees 561(8)
Appendix 7 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Preparedness and Planning Information Sites 569(4)
Appendix 8 Selected Websites for Additional Information 573(10)
Appendix 9 Safe Conference Report 583(12)
Appendix 10 California State Agency Guidance: Homeland Security Advisory System 595(12)
Appendix 11 Communicating During Emergencies 607(6)
Glossary of Hazard Terms 613(20)
References 633(4)
Index 637

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