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Main Title Introduction to homeland security /
Author Bullock, Jane A.
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Haddow, George D.
Coppola, Damon P.
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 769232391
ISBN 9780124158023; 0124158021
Subjects Terrorism--Prevention--Government policy--United States. ; National security--United States. ; Civil defense--United States. ; Emergency management--United States.
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ELBM  HV6432.I58 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/18/2020
Edition 4th ed.
Collation xvii, 669 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Homeland security: the concept, the organization -- Historic overview of the terrorist threat -- Hazards -- Governmental homeland security structures -- Intelligence and counterterrorism -- Border security, immigration, and customs enforcement -- Transportation safety and security -- Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection -- All-hazards emergency response and recovery -- Mitigation, prevention, and preparedness -- Communications -- Science and technology -- The future of homeland security. Bullock, Haddow, and Coppola have set the standard for homeland security textbooks, and they follow up best-selling third edition with this substantially improved version. As with its predecessor, the book clearly delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. However, this new edition emphasizes their value with improved clarity and focus. What's more, it has been thoroughly revised to include changes that are based on transformations relevant to the political, budgetary, and legal aspects of homeland security that have changed since the 2008 Presidential election (and subsequent change in the administration). These include: new chapters on intelligence and counterterrorism, border security, transportation security, and cybersecurity; an expansion of material on the organization of the Department of Homeland Security; strategic and philosophical changes that are recommended and/or that have occurred as a result of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review completed in 2010; updated budgetary information on both homeland security programs, and on the homeland security grants that have supported safety and security actions at the state and local levels, as well as in the private sector; and changes in the way the public perceives and receives information about security risk, including the elimination of the Homeland Security Advisory System. --Backcover.