Emerging Issues in Homeland Security

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Nova Publishers, 2005 - Political Science - 162 pages
For a myriad of reasons, the United States of America created a Department of Defiance whose seemly unshakeable credo is based on the oft-quoted sports slogan that the best defense is a good offense. Thus, America was caught with its pants down on September 11. It could attack entire countries with doomsday nuclear weapons at the drop of the hat, but couldn't find or hit the person who dropped the hat. It could rain down 500 pound hole blaster bombs but couldn't find the holes. Who even thought anyone would have the chutzpah to attack the US? A US which had grown so indolent following its firm policy of bombing anyone, anywhere without regards to God's or man's laws or even common sense. The new concept of home security has been belatedly discovered by the mandarins in Washington. This book details efforts at trying to figure out why the strongest offensive military power on Earth may also be the weakest defensive power.

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Contents

HOMELAND SECURITY THE PRESIDENTIAL COORDINATION OFFICE
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HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION PHASE
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE DIRECTORATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION ACT
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HOMELAND SECURITY REDUCING THE VULNERABILITY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES TO TERROR...
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HOMELAND SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NORTHERN COMMAND
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HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE RESERVES THREAT MISSION AND FORCE STRUCTURE ISSUES
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HOMELAND SECURITY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSES ROLE
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HOMELAND SECURITY DEFENDING US AIRSPACE
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HOMELAND SECURITY PROTECTING AIRLINERS FROM TERRORIST MISSILES
143
INDEX
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Page 79 - Whoever, being an officer or employee of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, publishes, divulges, discloses, or makes known In any manner or to any extent not authorized by law any Information coming to him in the course of his employment or official duties or by reason of any examination or investigation made by, or return, report or record made to or filed with, such department or agency or officer or employee thereof, which information concerns or relates to the trade secrets....
Page 77 - A trade secret may consist of any formula, pattern, device or compilation of information which is used in one's business, and which gives him an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors who do not know or use it.
Page 77 - ... (8) to a person pursuant to a showing of compelling circumstances affecting the health or safety of an Individual if upon such disclosure notification is transmitted to the last known address of such individual...
Page 79 - ... which information concerns or relates to the trade secrets, processes, operations, style of work, or apparatus, or to the identity, confidential statistical data, amount or source of any income, profits, losses, or expenditures of any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association; or permits any income return or copy thereof or any book containing any abstract or particulars thereof to be seen or examined by any person except as provided by law; shall be fined not more than $1,000, or...
Page 3 - ... policies for unifying, in time of war, the activities of Federal agencies and departments engaged in or concerned with production, procurement, distribution, or transportation of military or civilian supplies, materials, and products...
Page 79 - ... and who knowing that disclosure of the specific material is so prohibited, willfully discloses the material in any manner to any person or agency not entitled to receive it, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $5,000.
Page 46 - Extensive hearings followed before the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance.
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