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Introduction to Homeland Security

ISBN-10: 0750679921
ISBN-13: 9780750679923
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: 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 Securitys reorganization, as well as the  More...

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List price: $76.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

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 Securitys 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. Case Studies included in the book relate the books topics to real events Only Homeland Security title to include an Instructors Manual with Test Bank to support Academic curricula Includes an up-to-date, complete and comprehensive contact list of Federal and State government homeland security offices and officials Full color photographs and illustrations throughout

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.

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Statutory authority
Organizational actions
Terrorist-related hazards
Safety and security
Mitigation, prevention, and preparedness
Response and recovery
Communications
Technology
The future of homeland security
List of acronyms
U.S.A. Patriot Act summary
Homeland Security Act of 2002
List of state emergency management offices
List of state homeland security contacts
List of corporation for national and community service (CNCS) homeland security grantees
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) preparedness and planning information sites
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SAFE conference report
California state agency guidance : homeland security advisory system
Communicating during emergencies

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