Protecting Transportation

Protecting Transportation

Implementing Security Policies and Programs

1st Edition - January 28, 2015
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  • Author: R Johnstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124081017
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124079281

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Description

Protecting Transportation: Implementing Security Policies and Programs provides a thorough overview of transportation security in the United States, with a focus on policy. The book coversall major transportation modes and puts the American security system into perspective against other national and international systems. Author R. William Johnstone, a transportation security expert and member of the 9/11 Commission staff, discusses how the current transportation security system came to be and how it is performing. Whether you are a current or aspiring transportation security professional, a policymaker, or an engaged citizen, Johnstone’s presentation equips you to understand today’s issues and debates on a problem that affects every member of the global community. Transportation security has evolved in the years since 9/11 from a relatively modest, sporadic undertaking into a multi-billion dollar enterprise employing tens of thousands. Protecting Transportation describes how that system is organized, funded, and implemented.

Key Features

  • Fosters critical thinking by reviewing the development and evaluation of key transportation security programs
  • Clarifies security issues in the context of civil liberties, federal spending, and terrorist incidents in the United States and globally
  • Considers the “inputs” of security policy, including laws, regulations, and programs; and the “outcomes,” such as enforcement, effectiveness metrics, and workforce morale

Readership

security professionals; government officials and national policy-makers; students in Homeland Security, Security, and Government programs; analysts and researchers

Table of Contents

    • Digital Assets
    • Introduction
    • 1: Transportation Security Before 9/11/01
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Pre-9/11 Maritime Security
      • Pre-9/11 Land Transportation Security
      • Pre-9/11 Aviation Security
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 2: The 9/11 Watershed
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Transportation Security in 2001
      • 9/11
      • Security Response to 9/11
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 3: Transportation Systems and Security Risks
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Transportation Systems
      • Attacks on Transportation Systems Since 2001
      • Risk Management
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 4: Transportation Security Roles and Responsibilities
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • International
      • United States
      • Other Nations
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 5: Transportation Security Policymaking
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Authorizing Legislation
      • Federal Budget Process
      • Appropriations Legislation
      • Presidential Directives and Nominations
      • Federal Regulation
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 6: Implementing Maritime Security
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Port and Vessel Security
      • Supply Chain Security
      • Maritime Domain Awareness and Intelligence
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 7: Implementing Land Transportation Security
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Mass Transit and Passenger Rail
      • Freight Rail
      • Highway Infrastructure and Motor Carriers
      • Pipelines
      • Information Sharing and Intelligence
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 8: Implementing Aviation Security
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Commercial Aviation
      • Air Cargo
      • General Aviation
      • Intelligence and Information Sharing
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 9: Evaluating Transportation Security
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Department of Homeland Security Performance Measurement
      • Independent Assessments
      • Congressional Oversight
      • Workforce Morale
      • Public Opinion
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • 10: Transportation Security in Context
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Economics
      • Privacy
      • Budgetary Constraints
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
    • Conclusion
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2015
  • Published: January 28, 2015
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124081017
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124079281

About the Author

R Johnstone

R. William Johnstone served on the staff of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) after working for over 20 years as a Congressional staff member. He is the author of 9/11 and the Future of Transportation Security (2006), Bioterror: Anthrax, Influenza, and the Future of Public Health Security (2008, paperback edition to be published in 2015), and the homeland security section of the annual A Unified Security Budget for the United States (2007-2012). He is the co-author of the monograph “Four Flights and Civil Aviation Security, staff report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States” (2004), and a contributor to The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (2004). In his time as a Congressional staff member, Johnstone served as legislative director for U.S. Senators Wyche Fowler, Jr. (D-GA) and Max Cleland (D-GA). Mr. Johnstone grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended Emory University. He currently lives in Rockville, MD with his wife and son, and is a consultant and writer on homeland security matters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow, George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, Washington, D.C., USA