Homeland security : the essentials / Jane Bullock, George Haddow, Damon P. Coppola.

By: Bullock, Jane A [author.]
Contributor(s): Haddow, George D [author.] | Coppola, Damon P [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2017]Edition: Second editionDescription: 1 online resource (438 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780128044650; 0128044659Subject(s): Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States | National security -- United States | Emergency management -- United States | Civil defense -- United States | Civil defense | Emergency management | National security | Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. DDC classification: 363.325/160973 LOC classification: HV6432Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: 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 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. 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.
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1. Homeland Security: The Concept, the Organization 2. Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat 3. Hazards 4. Governmental Homeland Security Structures 5. Intelligence and Counterterrorism 6. Border Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcement 7. Transportation Safety and Security 8. Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection 9. All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery 10. Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness 11. Communications 12. Science and Technology 13. The Future of Homeland Security.

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 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. 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.

Includes index.

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