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United States Office of Homeland Security

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Works: 71 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 6,237 library holdings
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Classifications: UA10.5, 363.320973
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National strategy for homeland security ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homeland security : US national security strategy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mapping immigration legal permanent residents (LPRs) ( )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes links to maps (in PDF format) showing the distribution of foreign nationals who became legal permanent residents (LPR) of the United States between 1980 and 2003 by class of admission and region/country of birth
State and local actions for homeland security ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes measures taken by state and local governments to improve homeland security. The information was provided by states, territories, cities, counties, and the District of Columbia and compiled by the Office of Homeland Security
Information technology and community restoration studies ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Executive Summary The Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration--a program jointly funded by the Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Science and Technology Directorate--is developing policies, methods, plans, and applied technologies to restore large urban areas, critical infrastructures, and Department of Defense installations following the intentional release of a biological agent (anthrax) by terrorists. There is a perception that there should be a common system that can share information both vertically and horizontally amongst participating organizations as well as support analyses. A key question is: "How far away from this are we?" As part of this program, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted research to identify the current information technology tools that would be used by organizations in the greater Seattle urban area in such a scenario, to define criteria for use in evaluating information technology tools, and to identify current gaps. Researchers interviewed 28 individuals representing 25 agencies in civilian and military organizations to identify the tools they currently use to capture data needed to support operations and decision making. The organizations can be grouped into five broad categories: defense (Department of Defense), environmental/ecological (Environmental Protection Agency/Ecology), public health and medical services, emergency management, and critical infrastructure. The types of information that would be communicated in a biological terrorism incident include critical infrastructure and resource status, safety and protection information, laboratory test results, and general emergency information. The most commonly used tools are WebEOC (web-enabled crisis information management systems with real-time information sharing), mass notification software, resource tracking software, and NW WARN (web-based information to protect critical infrastructure systems). It appears that the current information management tools are used primarily for information gathering and sharing--not decision making. Respondents identified the following criteria for a future software system. It is easy to learn, updates information in real time, works with all agencies, is secure, uses a visualization or geographic information system feature, enables varying permission levels, flows information from one stage to another, works with other databases, feeds decision support tools, is compliant with appropriate standards, and is reasonably priced. Current tools have security issues, lack visual/mapping functions and critical infrastructure status, and do not integrate with other tools. It is clear that there is a need for an integrated, common operating system. The system would need to be accessible by all the organizations that would have a role in managing an anthrax incident to enable regional decision making. The most useful tool would feature a GIS visualization that would allow for a common operating picture that is updated in real time. To capitalize on information gained from the interviews, the following activities are recommended: Rate emergency management decision tools against the criteria specified by the interviewees. Identify and analyze other current activities focused on information sharing in the greater Seattle urban area. Identify and analyze information sharing systems/tools used in other regions
FIRM, flood insurance rate map, Hamilton County, Ohio and incorporated areas by United States ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Costing methodology to support state and local first responders ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This report employs a deliberate planning process with specified costing factors and planning assumptions to calculate national-level costs for building and sustaining capabilities of the first responders to save lives and protect property during a terrorism incident. America's first line of defense in any terrorist attack is its first responder community--firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical services system, and emergency management personnel--that coordinates the response operations of these elements. Their preparedness to deal with the unique aspects of a terrorism incident is the primary determinant in saving lives in the local communities in which they serve. The events of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent anthrax attacks have underscored the importance of ensuring that sufficient support is provided to these State and local first responders to allow them to build and sustain capabilities to prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents occurring in the homeland
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity United States. Department of Homeland Security

controlled identity United States. Executive Office of the President

OHS
United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Homeland Security
United States. Homeland Security, Office of
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English (72)
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