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Title:
Homeland security
Author:
Smith, Norris.
Publication Information:
Bronx, NY : H.W. Wilson Co., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
viii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
How safe are you? -- Amid safeguards, threat remains / Muriel Dobbin -- Homeland insecurity / Merrell Noden -- Detecting the threat : technology and the war on terror / Shane Harris -- The general nobody knows / Michael Hirsh -- "First responders" find their jobs even tougher / Ed Timms -- Their 9/11 response : be prepared / Richard T. Cooper -- Are state and local "first responders" getting the federal funding they say they need? / David Clarke -- Can we talk? / Ellen Perlman -- Pounds of cure / Kim A. O'Connell.

Could it happen again? / Michael Duffy -- Mission impossible? / Jean Kumagai -- Digging through data for omens / Dana Hawkins -- Can we be safe and free? / Gene Stephens -- From A Guide to the Patriot Act / Dahlia Lithwick and Julia Turner -- The big bad border / Nina Shapiro -- Migrant smugglers traffic in terror, federal officials say / Bruce Finley -- Anti-terrorism plans stall / Brad Heath -- Report on Patriot Act alleges rights violations -- Boxed out / Madhusree Mukerjee -- Bumps in the sky / Daren Fonda [et al.].

Seeking safe harbors / Pamela Sherrid -- U.S. port security : is X-ray enough? / Abraham McLaughlin -- Defending our shores and more / Marilyn Rauber -- How willing is private industry to identify its vulnerabilities and protect critical infrastructure? / Chris Logan -- Locking down on system security / Beth Wade -- Nuclear terrorism : assessing the risk / Richard Hantula -- Are we safer? : public health / Amanda Spake.
ISBN:
9780824210335
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

Muriel DobbinMerrell NodenShane HarrisMichael HirshEd TimmsRichard T. CooperDavid ClarkeEllen PerlmanKim A. O'ConnellMichael DuffyJean KumagaiDana HawkinsGene StephensDahlia Lithwick and Julia TurnerNina ShapiroBruce FinleyBrad HeathMadhusree MukerjeeDaren Fonda et al.Pamela SherridAbraham McLaughlinMarilyn RauberChris LoganBeth WadeRichard HantulaAmanda Spake
Prefacep. vii
I. Overview of Homeland Securityp. 1
Editors' Introductionp. 3
1) How Safe Are You?p. 5
2) Amid Safeguards, Threat Remainsp. 9
3) Homeland Insecurityp. 14
4) Detecting the Threat: Technology and the War on Terrorp. 22
5) The General Nobody Knowsp. 30
II. Local Security and First Respondersp. 33
Editors' Introductionp. 35
1) "First Responders" Find Their Jobs Even Tougherp. 37
2) Their 9/11 Response: Be Preparedp. 41
3) Are State and Local "First Responders" Getting the Federal Funding They Say They Need?p. 47
4) Can We Talk?p. 52
5) Pounds of Curep. 59
III. Intelligence Gathering and Civil Libertiesp. 63
Editors' Introductionp. 65
1) Could It Happen Again?p. 67
2) Mission Impossible?p. 74
3) Digging Through Data for Omensp. 83
4) Can We Be Safe and Free?p. 86
5) From A Guide to the PATRIOT Actp. 94
IV. Immigration and Border Patrolsp. 105
Editors' Introductionp. 107
1) The Big Bad Borderp. 109
2) Migrant Smugglers Traffic in Terror, Federal Officials Sayp. 118
3) Anti-terrorism Plans Stallp. 123
4) Report on PATRIOT Act Alleges Rights Violationsp. 127
5) Boxed Outp. 130
V. Securing Airways and Portsp. 133
Editors' Introductionp. 135
1) Bumps in the Skyp. 137
2) Seeking Safe Harborsp. 143
3) U.S. Port Security: Is X-ray Enough?p. 146
4) Defending Our Shores and Morep. 148
VI. Hard and Soft Targetsp. 151
Editors' Introductionp. 153
1) How Willing Is Private Industry to Identify Its Vulnerabilities and Protect Critical Infrastructure?p. 155
2) Locking Down on System Securityp. 161
3) Nuclear Terrorism: Assessing the Riskp. 168
4) Are We Safer?: Public Healthp. 174
Bibliographyp. 177
Booksp. 179
Web Sitesp. 181
Additional Periodical Articles with Abstractsp. 183
Indexp. 191