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HOMELAND SECURITY - FIRST RESPONDERS & LOCAL PREPAREDNESS

TERRORISM & COUNTER-TERRORISM Terrorism, its nature and sources
Terrorist groups, incidents, targets
Financial Aspects
Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
Counter-terror strategy & programs
US War on Terror:
     Plans, Costs, Effects

Legal Issues & Human Rights
Terrorism & WMDs
Terrorism & Informational Warfare
Terrorism &
     regional security issues

Sept. 11 attack
Resource sites

HOMELAND SECURITY
Overviews
Organization & cost
Armed forces roles and issues
Intelligence and warning
General Transport
Aviation
Rail & Road
Port & Maritime
Border & Immigration
Critical infrastructure
Cyber security
First responders &
     local preparedness

Health system preparedness
Securing agriculture
Miscellaneous problems & Issues
Technology & techniques
Legislation & legal issues
WMDs and homeland security
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Readiness in the Post Katrina and Post 9/11 World: An Evaluation of the New National Response Framework
Paul N. Stockton. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 11 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Identity Crisis: Defining the Problem and Framing a Solution for Terrorism Incident Response
Mark Landahl. Homeland Security Affairs, September 2007 (.pdf file).

On the Front Line in the War on Terrorism
Judith Miller. City Journal, Summer 2007.

First Responders: Much Work Remains to Improve Communication Interoperability
Government Accountability Office, April 2007 (.pdf file).

Interoperability: Stop Blaming the Radio
Ronald P. Timmons. Homeland Security Affairs, February 2007 (.pdf file).

Getting Ready: Company Primer on Preparedness and Response Planning for Terrorist and Bioterrorist Attacks
Business Executives for National Security, revised January 2007 (.pdf file).

Mayors, Lawmakers Press for More Urban Security Funds
Chris Strohm. Congress Daily, 21 June 2006. Posted on GovExec.com.

Congress Questions Homeland Security Grants
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 05 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security Spending: Protecting Our Cities
Michael E. O'Hanlon. The Wall Street Journal, 03 June 2006. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Empowering America: A Proposal For Enhancing Regional Preparedness
The Heritage Foundation and the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute Task Force, 07 April 2006. Posted on the Heritage Foundation website (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: The Status of Strategic Planning in the National Capital Region
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 29 March 2006 (.pdf file).

The War on Terrorism: How Prepared is the Nation's Capital? (Part II)
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 29 March 2006 (.pdf file).

'Dirty Bomb' Attack: Assessing New York City's Level of Preparedness from a First Responder's Perspective
John Sudnik. Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006 (.pdf file).

State and Urban Area Homeland Security Strategy v3.0: Evolving Strategic Planning
Darren Chen. Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Emergency and Preparedness and Response: Some Issues and Challenges Associated with Major Emergency Incidents
William O. Jenkins. Testimony before the Little Hoover Commission, State of California, 23 February 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Status of Federal, State, and Local Efforts
Mitt Romney. The Heritage Foundation, 07 November 2005 (.pdf file).

U.S. Lacks Unified Emergency Radio System
Matthew Fordahl and Bruce Meyerson. BusinessWeek, 13 September 2005. Posted on the ABC News website.

A Better Communications System for Emergency Workers
Reed E. Hundt and Carl Malamud. Center for American Progress, 09 September 2005.

Homeland Security: How Far Have We Come?
Nicholas Hoover and Eric Chabrow. InformationWeek, 05 September 2005.

Best Defense Against Terror is the Cop on the Beat
Elaine Kamarck. Newsday, 22 July 2005. Posted on the BCSIA, Harvard University website.

The Role of State and Local Governments in Homeland Security
Michael O'Hanlon. Written Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 14 July 2005. Posted on the Brookings Institution website (.pdf file).

Managing First Responder Grants to Enhance Emergency Preparedness in the National Capital Region
William O. Jenkins. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 14 July 2005 (.pdf file).

State and Local Homeland Security: Unresolved Issues for the 109th Congress
Shawn Reese. CRS Report for Congress, 09 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Who Will Help the Emergency Responders?
John R. Brinkerhoff. Heritage Lectures #882. Heritage Foundation, 02 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Implications for Local Responders
Brian K. Houghton and Jonathan M. Schachter. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May 2005. Posted on the Air War College website (.pdf file).

FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
Shawn Reese. CRS Report for Congress, 14 February 2005 (.pdf file).

State and Local Intelligence in the War on Terrorism
K. Jack Riley et al. RAND, 2005 (.pdf file).

Federal Leadership and Intergovernmental Cooperation Required to Achieve First Responder Interoperable Communications
GAO, July 2004 (.pdf file).

Interoperability Survey
United States Conference of Mayors, June 2004 (.pdf file).

Federal Funds for First Responders
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Building and Emergency Management, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 13 May 2004. GAO, (.pdf file).

Strengthening State and Local Terrorism Prevention and Response
Anne M. Khademian. In The Department of Homeland Security's First Year A Report Card, ed. Donald Kettl. Century Foundation, April 2004 (.pdf file).

Protecting Emergency Responders Volume 3: Safety Management in Disaster and Terrorism Response
Brian A. Jackson, et al. Rand, 2004.

Preparing Responders to Respond:  The Challenges to Emergency Preparedness in the 21st Century
James Jay Carafano. Heritage Lecture #812. Heritage Foundation, 24 November 2003.

Emergency Responders:  Drastically Underfunded, Dangerously Unprepared
Warren B.Rudman, Richard A. Clarke, Jamie F. Metzl. Report of an Independent Task Force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, 29 July 2003.

First Responders -- Underfunded; Real Security -- Ignored
Lawrence A. Husick and Matthew R. Kerbel. Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2 July 2003.

Emergency Responders' Needs, Goals, and Priorities
Neal A. Pollard, Robert V. Tuohy and Thomas Garwin. Hicks and Associates, Inc., March 2003 (.pdf file).

The States and Homeland Security:  Building the Missing Link
Donald F. Kettl. Homeland Security Project. Century Foundation, 2003.

The Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness Issues
Ben Canada. Congressional Research Service, 14 August 2002.

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