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Homeland Security - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128044650, 9780128045107

Homeland Security

2nd Edition

The Essentials

Authors: Jane Bullock George Haddow Damon Coppola
Paperback ISBN: 9780128044650
eBook ISBN: 9780128045107
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th February 2017
Page Count: 438
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Homeland Security: The Essentials, Second Edition concisely outlines 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 cyberwarfare, to devastating tornadoes, 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.

The book lays a solid foundation for the study of present and future threats to our communities and to national security, also challenging readers to imagine more effective ways to manage these risks.

Key Features

  • Highlights and expands on key content from the bestselling book Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Concisely delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters
  • Provides coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing
  • Explains the border security, immigration, and intelligence functions in detail
  • Analyzes the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection
  • Explores the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues


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

1. Homeland Security: The Concept, The Organization

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • A New Concept of Homeland Security
  • Department of Homeland Security’s Missing Mission
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

2. Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Before It Was Called Homeland Security: From the 1800s to the Creation of Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • World Trade Center Bombing
  • Murrah Federal Building Bombing
  • Khobar Towers Bombing, Saudi Arabia
  • General Accounting Office Findings on Terrorism
  • USS Cole Bombing, Yemen
  • September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
  • The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security: 2001–04
  • The 9/11 Commission
  • Homeland Security Focus on Terrorism Results in a Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
  • Obama Administration
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

3. Hazards

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Hazards
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

4. Governmental Homeland Security Structures

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Department of Homeland Security Organization
  • New Offices and Directorates
  • 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
  • Role of Private Sector in Homeland Security and Changes in Business Continuity and Contingency Planning
  • Other Homeland Security Structures
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

5. Intelligence and Counterterrorism

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Intelligence Community
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Department of Justice)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research
  • Debate Over the Reach of Intelligence Activities
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

6. Border Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcement

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Border Security
  • Immigration
  • Customs Enforcement
  • Border Security, Immigration, and Customs in the DHS
  • US Customs and Border Protection
  • US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • The US Coast Guard
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • State and Local Role in Customs and Immigration Enforcement
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

7. Transportation Safety and Security

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Transportation Network
  • The Transportation Security Administration
  • Transportation Security Administration Components
  • Trucking Security
  • Bus Transportation Security
  • Railway Transportation Security
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

8. Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Cyberwarfare and Cyberterrorism
  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber Threats
  • The Threat of Rogue Insiders
  • Using the Cyber Network as a Security Tool
  • Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
  • The Cybersecurity Framework
  • DHS Cybersecurity Efforts
  • National Cyber Incident Response Plan
  • Cybersecurity Within the Department of Homeland Security
  • Cybersecurity Role of Other Federal Agencies
  • Private-Sector Cybersecurity
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Sources of Infrastructure Risk and Vulnerability
  • The National Infrastructure Protection Plan
  • DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection
  • State and Local Governments
  • Private Sector
  • International
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • Further Reading

9. All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Response Processes
  • Legislative Actions Supporting Response
  • Budget
  • Local Response
  • State Response
  • Volunteer Group Response
  • Department of Homeland Security Response Agencies
  • Other Response Agencies
  • National Incident Management System
  • Federal Response
  • National Response Framework
  • Recovery
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

10. Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • National Frameworks
  • Mitigation Plans, Actions, and Programs
  • Prevention Actions and Programs
  • Warning
  • Preparedness Actions and Programs
  • Preparedness Against Biological and Chemical Attacks and Accidents
  • Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness
  • Terrorism Preparedness and Mitigation: Community Issues
  • Preparing for Ebola
  • The Role of the Private Sector in Mitigation and Preparedness Activities
  • Exercises to Foster Preparedness
  • Conclusion
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

11. Communications

  • Abstract
  • Mission
  • Assumptions
  • Terrorism Application
  • The Changing Media World
  • What Are Social Media Outlets
  • Social Media and Disasters
  • The Emergence of Social Media as a Disaster Communications Tool
  • The Use of Digital Media During Disasters Will Continue to Skyrocket
  • Conclusion
  • How Social Media Was Used During the Boston Marathon Bombings
  • Breaking News/Real Time Updates
  • Situational Awareness
  • Help Identify the Suspects and Capture the Surviving Suspect
  • Keep People and Law Enforcement Officials Safe
  • Correct Misinformation
  • Offer Community Support, Resources, and Sympathy
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • References

12. Science and Technology

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • 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

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency History Lesson
  • Lessons for Homeland Security from the FEMA Experience
  • The Future of Emergency Management in Homeland Security
  • Conclusion
  • Reference


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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

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