Introduction to Homeland Security - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750679923, 9780080478685

Introduction to Homeland Security

2nd Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780080478685
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 30th March 2006
Page Count: 672
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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.

Key Features

• 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

Table of Contents

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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...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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