timely, quality resources in the fields of crisis, emergency,
and risk management, and also homeland security
Factor: Beyond a Panic-Driven Approach to Homeland Security. May
16, 2003. The essential message in this 9 page article is "...treating
terrorism as terrifyingly different from other threats to Americans'
arguably, made future terroris attacks more difficult to prevent
and to recover from."
Center for Arms
Control and Non-Proliferation. Homeland
Security Funding Primer: Where We've Been, Where We're Headed.
May 1, 2003. Useful overview of current and projected spending.
of Senior Officials at Homeland Security Stymies Congress. May
12, 2003. "The ... challenge is trying to find out who is
in charge of what and for what purpose."
Washington Post. When
the Buzz Bites Back.
May 11, 2003. Not only is the SARS outbreak an epidemic,
but also a new "information
epidemic" has been identified.
Chairman Plans Overhaul of Homeland Security Act. May
2, 2003. Apparently, the chairman has substantive changes in mind
for the enabling legislation for the new dept.
Are Under Way at Chemical Facilities but the Extent of
Security Preparedness is Unknown. March
19, 2003. GAO-03-439. This
report received headlines in news accounts immediately after
Claire B. Rubin
et al. Major
Terrorism Events and their U.S. Outcomes (1988-2001), Working
Paper #107, University of Colorado/Boulder; March 2003. This
is narrative chronology and initial analysis of the
Terrorism Time Line ( 1988-2001) Forgive the shameless
plug for a new publication by the webmaster of this site!
Advisory Council. Statewide
Template Initiative, April
2003. A guide designed to help state governments develop consistent
homeland security plans nationwide compatible with the national
strategy. It was developed by the Council’s State and
Local Officials Advisory Committee, and its Emergency Services,
Enforcement and Public Health and Hospitals Advisory Committees.
Terrorism: Observations on National Strategies Related to Terrorism.
March 3, 2003. There
now are 10 national strategies related to terrorism, up from
just one in 1998- the Attorney General's Five
Year Interagency Counter-terroism and Technology Crime Plan. This
report does a preliminary analysis and critique. Excellent
reference document. Three of the 10 plans are:
National Strategy for The Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures
and Key Assets. Feb. 2003
National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, February,
National Strategy for Homeland Security, 2002.
New Federal Transportation Reports:
The Public Transportation
System Security and Emergency Preparedness Guide.
Dept. of Transportation, Jan. 2003 (181 pp.)
Transportation Safety Documents- an excellent list maintained
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