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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 Security’s 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.
- The US Senate recently passed a $31.8 billion Homeland Security spending bill and universities are continually adding homeland security programs
- Current edition has sold over 2,500 copies in less than one year
- Includes an up-to-date, complete and comprehensive contact list of Federal and State government homeland security offices and officials
Government officials and national policy-makers, private security and risk assessment professionals, state, federal, and private security training programs, emergency management personnel, students in government / modern history programs and Homeland Security programs
Chapter 1: Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat
Chapter 2: Statutory Authority
Chapter 3: Organizational Actions
Chapter 4: Hazards
Chapter 5: Safety and Security
Chapter 6: Mitigation, Prevention and Preparedness
Chapter 7: Response and Recovery
Chapter 8: Communications
Chapter 9: Technology
Chapter 10: The Future of Homeland Security
A1 – List of Acronyms
A2 – U.S.A. Patriot Act Summary
A3 – Homeland Security Act of 2002
A4 – List of State Emergency Management Offices
A5 – List of State Homeland Security Contacts
A6 – List of Coproation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Homeland Security Grantees
A7 – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Preparedness and Planning Information Sites
A8 – Select Web Sites for Additional Information
A9 – Safe Conference Report
A10 – California State Agency Guidance: Homeland Security Advisory System
A11 – Communicating During Emergencies
Glossary of Hazard Terms; References; Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
- 2nd March 2006
- eBook ISBN:
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.
Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Former Chief of Staff to the Director of FEMA
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.
Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Adjunct Professor, Homeland Security Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
...a welcome addition to many bookshelves. The book would also be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the way in which DHS has taken shape. It is an excellent overview and introduction that would be valued at the practitioner and undergraduate level. - Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
For any security manager wishing to know more about critical incidents and who has a need for a single source to start their learning then I cannot recommend this book more highly. An absolute gem of a book. - Professional Security magazine
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