Homeland Security The Essentials

ISBN-10: 012415803X
ISBN-13: 9780124158030
Edition: 2013
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

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

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 Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at The George Washington University, Washington, DC and at the Homeland Security Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Program. Prior to joining George Washington University, 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.

Damon P. Coppola is a Systems Engineer, and a Senior Associate with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Homeland Security: The Concept, the Organization
What You Will Learn
Introduction
A New Concept of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security
Other Federal Departments Responsible for the Homeland Security Enterprise
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Before It Was Called Homeland Security: From the 1800s to the Creation of FEMA
World Trade Center Bombing
Murrah Federal Building Bombing
Khobar Towers Bombing, Saudi Arabia
USS Cole Bombing, Yemen
September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security: 2001-2004
Homeland Security Focus on Terrorism Results in a Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
Obama Administration
Conclusion
Key Terms
Hazards
What You Will Learn
Introduction
The Hazards
Natural Hazards
Technological Hazards
Terrorism Hazards
Conventional Explosives and Secondary Devices
Chemical Agents
Biological Agents
Nuclear/Radiological
Combined Hazards
Difficulty of Predicting Terror Attacks in the United States
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Governmental Homeland Security Structures
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Department of Homeland Security Organizational Chart
The Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security
Agency Reorganization
DHS Budget
Other Agencies Participating in Community-Level Funding
Activities by State and Local Organizations
Homeland Security Activity of State and Tribal Governments
Local Government Homeland Security Activities
Homeland Security Role of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Intelligence and Counterterrorism
What You Will Learn
Introduction
The Intelligence Community (IC)
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Defense Intelligence Agency
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Department of Justice)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I & A)
Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Border Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcement
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Border Security
Immigration
Customs Enforcement
Border Security, Immigration, and Customs in the Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of US-VISIT
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Transportation Safety and Security
What You Will Learn
Introduction
The Transportation Network
The Transportation Security Administration
TSA Components
Trucking Security
Ports and Shipping Security
Bus Transportation Security
Railway Transportation Security
Intermodal Security
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Cybersecurity
DHS Cybersecurity Efforts
Department of Defense
Other Federal Agencies
Response to the 9/11 Commission Recommendations
Recent Initiatives
Critical Infrastructure Protection
State and Local Governments
Private Sector
International
Conclusion
Key Terms
All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Response Processes
Legislative Actions
First-Responder Roles and Responsibilities
Local Emergency Managers
State Response
Volunteer Group Response
DHS Response Agencies
Other Response Agencies
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Federal Response
National Response Framework (NRF)
Recovery
FEMA's Individual Assistance Recovery Programs
Public Assistance Programs
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Mitigation Plans, Actions, and Programs
Prevention Actions and Programs
Preparedness Actions and Programs
Preparedness Against Biological and Chemical Attacks and Accidents
Comprehensive Medical and Health Incident Management System
Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness
Terrorism Preparedness and Mitigation: Community Issues
The Role of the Private Sector in Mitigation and Preparedness Activities
Exercises to Foster Preparedness
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Communications
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Risk Communication
Warning
Crisis Communications
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
Science and Technology
What You Will Learn
Introduction
Overview of Involved Agencies and Budgets
Department of Homeland Security
R&D Efforts Focused on Weapons of Mass Destruction
Efforts Aimed at Information and Infrastructure
Laboratories and Research Facilities
R&D Efforts External to the Department of Homeland Security
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions
The Future of Homeland Security
Introduction
The FEMA History Lesson
Lessons for Homeland Security from the FEMA Experience
The Future of Emergency Management in Homeland Security
Conclusion
Index

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