McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (EBOOK) [NOOK Book]


The most authoritative, comprehensive homeland security reference ever compiled

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook is the first all-inclusive reference to provide a fundamental understanding of critical homeland security issues now faced by the United States. More than seventy articles written by leaders in every area of U.S. life, from senators to captains of industry to key figures in intelligence,...

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The most authoritative, comprehensive homeland security reference ever compiled

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook is the first all-inclusive reference to provide a fundamental understanding of critical homeland security issues now faced by the United States. More than seventy articles written by leaders in every area of U.S. life, from senators to captains of industry to key figures in intelligence, military and academia, combine expert insights with prescriptive strategies and guidance to help security professionals more effectively manage the risk of terrorism.

The handbook addresses virtually every aspect of homeland security, including:

  • the threat of terrorism motivated by radical Islamist fundamentalism

  • protection of borders, transportation, infrastructure, and cyberspace

  • the roles of business, academia, science, and the private sector in confronting terrorism

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook explores the latest knowledge with unmatched scope and detail, and discusses what government, business, and individual citizens must do to safeguard America's borders in the face of the evolving threat.

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook provides government officials, corporate risk and security executives, first responders, university students, and all homeland security and emergency preparedness professionals with a wide-ranging and definitive overview of our nation's critical homeland security issues. This comprehensive all-in-one reference features analyses, insights, and practical recommendations from frontline security experts. Thirteen sections cover:

  1. Al-Qaeda and Global Jihad--Studying al-Qaeda's goals, strategies, and motivational power, with a detailed look into Islamist terrorist networks

  2. Terrorism Beyond al-Qaeda--Understanding terrorist threats, psychology, and counterterrorism methodologies

  3. Governmental and Inter-Governmental Aspects of Homeland Security--Enhancing the partnership between local, state, and federal governments

  4. Counterterrorism Intelligence and Analysis--Stressing the need for accurate intelligence, with details on the information-gathering agencies

  5. Risk: Management, Perception and Communication--Developing risk management approach that maximizes impact while minimizing exposure of critical assets and citizens

  6. Securing Critical Infrastructure and Cyberspace--Safeguarding America's critical infrastructure and essential digital systems and technologies

  7. Border and Transportation Security--Reviewing immigration, maritime, and aviation security, both before and after the 2001 attacks

  8. Emergency Management, Public Health, and Medical Preparedness--Discussing roles of first responders, with strategies for developing a proactive "disaster culture"

  9. Role of the Private Sector--Presenting methods for small and large businesses to take responsibility for their own security, including public-private partnerships

  10. Academe--Recognizing roles and responsibilities of academic institutions as a target of terrorism, resource for terrorists, and well as a source of counterterrorist solutions

  11. Science, Technology, and Information Sharing--Realizing the uses of technology and innovation in combating terrorist threats

  12. Domestic Counterterrorism and Civil Liberties--Crafting strategies for combining tightened security with continued liberty

  13. Politics and Accountability--Acknowledging political questions regarding values, principles, doctrine, the distribution of power, and historic constitutional challenges

While the center of gravity of homeland security is domestic and defensive, the counterterrorism arena of battle has become global. The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook explores the challenge of securing terrorists ruthlessly devoted to destroying our country and our culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071785624
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 972
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

David G. Kamien is Chief Executive Officer of Mind-Alliance Systems ( Kamien's background includes 20 years of experience in military counterterrorism, regulatory policy, and technology business strategy consulting for defence contractors, government agencies, and think tanks.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : homeland security in context
Sect. 1 Al-Qaida and global jihad
Ch. 1 Introduction to section 1 3
Ch. 2 Al-Qaida : origins, goals, and grand strategy 9
Ch. 3 The role of Islam as a motivating factor in Usama bin Ladin's appeal within the Muslim world 37
Ch. 4 Understanding al-Qaida networks 53
Ch. 5 Al-Qaida : terrorist selection and recruitment 73
Ch. 6 "The war of the ether" : Al-Qaida's psychological warfare campaign against the Western and Muslim worlds 91
Sect. 2 Terrorism beyond Al-Qaida
Ch. 7 Introduction to section 2 115
Ch. 8 The new age of terrorism 117
Ch. 9 Chaos, terrorism, and beyond 131
Ch. 10 The psychology of terrorism : future directions and potential implications for counterterrorist policy 143
Ch. 11 WMD and lessons from the anthrax attacks 157
Ch. 12 Biological terrorism : risks and responses 175
Ch. 13 Hizballah 195
Ch. 14 Terrorist financing 207
Sect. 3 The role of government
Ch. 15 Introduction to section 3 223
Ch. 16 Homeland security's national strategic position : goals, objectives, measures assessment 225
Ch. 17 Congressional oversight over homeland security and the dynamics of appropriation 263
Ch. 18 The Department of Defense : defending the homeland and defeating enemies abroad 283
Ch. 19 Emergency planning : the evolving role of regional planning organizations in supporting cities and counties 297
Ch. 20 Preparing a city for terrorism 311
Ch. 21 Legal issues 325
Ch. 22 Transatlantic counterterrorism : some recommendations 347
Ch. 23 International cooperation in counterterrorism 353
Sect. 4 Counterterrorism intelligence and analysis
Ch. 24 Introduction to section 4 361
Ch. 25 A typology and anatomy of terrorist operations 365
Ch. 26 Intelligence and information sharing in counterterrorism 391
Ch. 27 Counterterrorism analysis and homeland security 413
Sect. 5 Risk : management, perception, and communication
Ch. 28 Introduction to section 5 429
Ch. 29 Integrating risk management with security and antiterrorism resource allocation decision making 431
Ch. 30 The psychological perception of risk 463
Ch. 31 The homeland security advisory system 493
Ch. 32 The role of broadcast media in homeland security communication 505
Sect. 6 Securing critical infrastructure and cyberspace
Ch. 33 Introduction to section 6 519
Ch. 34 Critical infrastructure and interdependency 523
Ch. 35 Cybsersecurity in post-9/11 America 547
Sect. 7 Border and transportation security
Ch. 36 Introduction to section 7 583
Ch. 37 Border control 587
Ch. 38 Civil aviation in the United States : security before and after 9/11 613
Ch. 39 Port and maritime security 631
Ch. 40 Transportation information and security 649
Sect. 8 Emergency management, public health, and medical preparedness
Ch. 41 Introduction to section 8 661
Ch. 42 Emergency response : an overview 665
Ch. 43 National Response Plan, the National Incident Management System, and the Federal Response Plan 677
Ch. 44 Understanding and preparing for the psychological consequences of terrorism 689
Ch. 45 Moving target : biological threats to America 703
Ch. 46 Preparedness and response in Israeli hospitals 721
Sect. 9 Role of the private sector
Ch. 47 Introduction to section 9 741
Ch. 48 Role of corporate security 745
Ch. 49 Corporate emergency management 767
Ch. 50 Protecting soft targets : how Marriott International deals with the threat of terrorism overseas 809
Ch. 51 The challenge to corporate leadership : managing the human impact of terrorism on business recovery 821
Ch. 52 Working with the business community to enhance preparedness at the county level : a case study 837
Ch. 53 Legal issues for business in responding to terrorist events 845
Sect. 10 Academe
Ch. 54 Introduction to section 10 863
Ch. 55 Academe and homeland security 865
Ch. 56 Considering a new paradigm for strategic studies 899
Ch. 57 Decision models for emergency response planning 911
Sect. 11 Science, technology, and information sharing
Ch. 58 Introduction to section 11 931
Ch. 59 Science, technology, and terrorism 933
Ch. 60 Improving checkpoint security 957
Ch. 61 IT architecture for homeland security 969
Ch. 62 Two critical concepts for information technology in homeland security 985
Ch. 63 Needs analysis for information sharing 999
Sect. 12 Domestic security and civil liberties
Ch. 64 Introduction to section 12 1009
Ch. 65 Thinking about civil liberty and terrorism 1013
Ch. 66 Security and freedom of speech 1031
Ch. 67 Principled prudence : civil liberties and the homeland security practitioner 1045
Ch. 68 Government data mining 1063
Sect. 13 Politics and accountability
Ch. 69 Introduction to section 13 1089
Ch. 70 The politics of homeland security 1091
Ch. 71 Accountability and homeland security 1115
Ch. 72 Waging the "war of ideas" 1131
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    Better than a Crash Course

    Bought this book instead of taking a crash course in Homeland Security and have been very pleased with it. Easy to read chapter by chapter when you need a reference for a certain topic in HS. Did not like the lack of pictures and graphics in the book making it less interesting and more parochial. The authors are actual instructors at local DOD war colleges. The book has paid for itself in that i can read more anytime i like and i could not have done this with a course only. The writing is governmentese so it is best recommended for current government workers.

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