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“A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.” – Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications. They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security. The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management ...

Aviation Security
Aviation Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to understand

  • The scope of aviation security
  • The threats to aviation
  • How to provide aviation security

On September 11, 2001, terrorists sponsored by al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and killed almost 3,000 people, most of them in the World Trade Center, New York. The event exposed inferior air security authorities, procedures, and technologies in America than in other developed countries. From foundation in late 2001 through 2010, the U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) spent roughly $14 billion in more than 20,900 transactions with dozens of contractors. Sometimes, the contracts were unambiguously regrettable, as illustrated by the brief acquisition of unproven explosives chemical sniffers (“puffers”). In 2009, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO, 2009a) ...

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