This is the first single-authored, comprehensive treatment of intelligence support to the full range of homeland security practitioners with a focus on counterterrorism and cyber-security. In the post 9/11 era, federal homeland security professionals rely heavily on intelligence to perform their tasks in all mission areas—prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and recover. But this enterprise also includes hundreds of thousands of state and local government and private sector practitioners who are still exploring how intelligence can act as a force multiplier in helping them achieve their goals. Steiner provides a thorough and in-depth picture of why intelligence is so crucial to homeland security missions, who provides intelligence support to which homeland security customer, and how intelligence products differ depending on the customer's specific needs and duties. Key Features: • The author's breadth and depth of experience at the federal and state levels provides a single paradigm the intelligence support process. • Chapters present actual (unclassified or de-classified) intelligence documents to demonstrate the characteristics of intelligence required to help a homeland security customer do his/her job. • Real-world student exercises and research issues provide hands-on experience in preparing and evaluating intelligence products tailored to a customer's specific information requirements.

Strengthening the Long Tradition of Local Management With Federal Support

Strengthening the long tradition of local management with federal support

In the more than a decade since September 11, 2001, there have been only two clearly successful international terrorist attacks within the United States—the lone-wolf shooter at Fort Hood in 2009 and the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Nevertheless, our risk-based approach to homeland security prudently calls for a substantial effort to prepare for the aftermath of a wide range of terrorist threats, from another lone wolf attack up to and including detonation of a nuclear weapon within the United States.

In this part of the book, we will examine the role of intelligence in helping governments, the private sector, communities, and the public prepare to ...

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