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., has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven, and the University of Connecticut. He is a distinguished adjunct professor in the Executive MPA Program at Golden Gate University.

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).