Homeland Security

Homeland Security

The Essentials

1st Edition - August 28, 2012
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  • Authors: Jane Bullock, George Haddow, Damon Coppola
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124158689

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Homeland Security: The Essentials expertly delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Taking as its starting point the content included in Introduction to Homeland Security, Fourth Edition, by the same author team, this new textbook lays a solid foundation for the study of present and future threats to our communities and to national security, and challenges readers to imagine more effective ways to manage these risks. This concise version outlines the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. From cyber warfare to devastating tornados to car bombs, all hazards currently fall within the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. Yet the federal role must be closely aligned with the work of partners in the private sector. This book examines the challenges involved in these collaborative efforts. It retains the previous version's ample full-color illustrations, but in a streamlined and more affordable paperback format. A companion website offers material for student use, and the instructor-support web site includes an online Instructor’s Guide (complete with chapter summaries and a test bank containing multiple-choice, true-or-false questions, and essay questions); PowerPoint Lecture Slides and Interactive Video; and other new case-study material created for this text. The BH Learning Library offers support for teaching your students the key skills of critical thinking, writing, and research. This book will appeal to students in Homeland Security and government/modern history programs; government officials and national policy-makers; private security and risk assessment professionals; professionals involved in state, federal, and private security training programs; and emergency management personnel.

Key Features

  • Highlights and expands on key content from the bestselling textbook Introduction to Homeland Security, 4th Edition
  • Concisely delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters
  • Instructor materials include Learning Library modules to support writing, critical thinking, and research skills
  • Instructor websites offer valuable material for expanding the curriculum, including an Instructor's Guide, test banks, PPT Lecture Slides, and Interactive Video

Readership

Students in Homeland Security and government/modern history programs; government officials and national policy-makers, private security and risk assessment professionals, state, federal, and private security training programs, emergency management personnel.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    1. 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

    References

    2. 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

    References

    3. 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

    References

    4. 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

    References

    5. 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

    References

    6. 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

    References

    7. 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

    References

    8. 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

    References

    9. 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

    References

    10. 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

    References

    11. Communications

    What You Will Learn

    Introduction

    Risk Communication

    Warning

    Crisis Communications

    Conclusion

    Key Terms

    Review Questions

    References

    12. 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

    References

    13. 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

    References

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2012
  • Published: August 28, 2012
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124158689

About the Authors

Jane Bullock

Jane A. Bullock served more than 20 years in support of Federal emergency management efforts, culminating as the Chief of Staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Director James Lee Witt. 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. In 2001, Ms. Bullock co-founded the disaster management consulting firm Bullock & Haddow LLC. She currently serves on the governing boards of the National Earthquake Hazards Program, the Earthquake Engineering Research Center, and others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Former Chief of Staff to the Director of FEMA

George Haddow

George Haddow
George Haddow currently serves as a Senior Fellow and an Adjunct Professor at the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to joining academia, 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 & Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Adjunct Professor, Homeland Security Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is the founder of Shoreline Risk LLC and a Partner with Bullock & Haddow LLC. He has extensive experience in disaster management capacity development, disaster risk management, and planning through his work with the United Nations; the World Bank Group; The US Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the US Army Corps of Engineers, among others. Mr. Coppola serves as a Senior Disaster Management Specialist at the Hawaii-based Pacific Disaster Center and is a faculty member at Loma Linda University and the University of Hawaii. He holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University and an A.R.M. from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore