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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 and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.

Site Security
Site Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

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

  • Manage site security
  • Assess targets
  • Manage access controls
  • Manage passive perimeters
  • Conduct surveillance and countersurveillance
  • Manage security engineering

On the night of November 8, 2007, two teams of armed men entered an official nuclear research center near Pelindaba, South Africa, where hundreds of kilograms of weapons-grade highly enriched uranium were being stored. The site’s guards chased off one team while the other team of four armed men disabled the detection systems at the perimeter, cut through the electric fence, and proceeded to the emergency control center, where they shot a worker who raised the first alarm in the chest. The attackers fled the way they had come, with a stolen laptop ...

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