Description

Homeland Security: The Essentials sets a new standard for security textbooks, concisely outlining the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. The authors expertly delineate the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. 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, and the authors examine the challenges involved in these collaborative efforts. Homeland Security: The Essentials 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.

As with Bullock's other textbooks, the text contains ample full-color illustrations, but in a streamlined and affordable paperback format.

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 Stat

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780124158030
Electronic ISBN:
9780124158689

About the authors

Jane Bullock

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

George Haddow

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining 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 and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock & Haddow LLC, Singapore