Homeland Security for the Private Sector

A Handbook


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About the Book

The field of homeland security is only a few years old, and is changing rapidly as new practices emerge to safeguard America’s cities, towns, and citizens from future terrorist attacks. Private sector companies are also developing new practices in this emerging discipline to protect their operations, employees, and customers. Executives and consultants have devised measures to protect private buildings, ensure that citizens are properly evacuated if a crisis occurs, and online databases from compromise. This volume collects the best homeland security practices from the private sector for the use of business persons and citizens throughout the nation. It includes a wide range of essays published since September of 2001. Also included is a regional resource directory, a national resource directory, a bibliography, and an index.

About the Author(s)

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., ICMA-CM, has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years. He is presently Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at Golden Gate University and a Fellow of The Academy of Political Science.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Roger L. Kemp

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 355
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2979-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. Homeland Security and Emergency Management      7
2. Department of Homeland Security      14
3. National Response Plan      25
4. National Incident Management System      39
5. Homeland Security Advisory System      45

6. Amateur Radio Operators and Emergency Communications      51
7. Animal Preparedness      57
8. Anthrax Protection for Employees      65
9. Assessing the Vulnerability of Buildings      72
10. Aviation Security      78
11. Biometric Identification      85
12. Bomb Threats and Physical Security Planning      89
13. Business Preparedness      98
14. Community Emergency Response Teams      105
15. Computer Software Security      109
16. Cyberterrorism and Computer Hardware Safeguards      113
17. Disaster Preparedness      117
18. Electronic Access Control Systems      122
19. Emergency Preparedness Tips      127
20. Federal Disaster Assistance Programs      135
21. Hazards Analysis      143
22. Hospital Preparedness      151
23. Information Sharing and Contingency Planning      156
24. Infrastructure Protection      162
25. Land Use and Site Development Safeguards      169
26. Management Considerations for Emergencies      182
27. Maritime Security and Safety      195
28. National Security Emergencies      201
29. Partnerships Enhance Preparedness      211
30. Perimeter Management Options      215
31. Planning Team Responsibilities      221
32. Private Security for Public Purposes      232
33. Public Access Management      235
34. Robots and Surveillance      239
35. Safeguards and Recovery for Businesses      243
36. Terrorism Preparedness      249
37. Threat Levels Under the Homeland Security Advisory System      257
38. Urban Search and Rescue Operations      264
39. Volunteerism in Homeland Security      269

40. Homeland Security      281
41. Privacy Rights and Homeland Security Practices      291
42. There and Back Again!      294
43. The Next Generation      298

Glossary of Key Homeland Security Terms      303
Homeland Security Acronyms      312
Homeland Security Internet Resources      315
Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Offices      317
State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management      318
American Red Cross Chapters, by State      323
Academic Institutions Offering Degrees in Security      331
About the Editor and Contributors      339

Index      341

Book Reviews & Awards

“helps those operating in the private sector, including owners, managers, employees and stockholders of companies, to break down the phases of emergency management”—Meriden Record Journal; (Meriden, Connecticut).