Homeland Security News and Resources

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Federal Homeland Security Agencies and Organizations:

White House Office of Homeland Security

House Select Committee on Homeland Security

Transportation and Security Administration

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Secret Service

Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Centers for Disease Control

Central Intelligence Agency

Department of Agriculture

Department of Defense

Department of Energy

Department of Justice

Department of Transportation

Energy Assistance Office

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Transit Administration

Federal Computer Incident Response Center

General Accounting Office

General Services Administration

Health and Human Services

Maritime Administration

Metropolitan Medical Response System

National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)

National Nuclear Security Administration

National Pharmaceutical Stockpile

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Office of Domestic Preparedness

Red Cross

U.S. Civil Air Patrol

U.S. EPA Water Instrastructure Security

U.S. Fire Administration

 

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Homeland Security Agencies and Organizations:

Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Alaska Division of Emergency Services

Arizona Division of Emergency Management

Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management

California Office of Emergency Services

Colorado Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response

Connecticut Office of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Delaware Emergency Management Agency

Dist. of Columbia Emergency Management

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Hawaii State Civil Defense

Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security

Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Indiana Emergency Management Agency

Iowa Homeland Security

Kansas Division of Emergency Management

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Maine Emergency Management Agency

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Michigan Emergency Management Division

Minnesota Division of Emergency Management

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

Mississippi Emergency Management District

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services

Nebraska Emergency Management

New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management

New Jersey Emergency Management Section

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Nevada Division of Emergency Management

North Carolina Emergency Management

North Dakota Division of Emergency Services

New York State Emergency Management

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Oklahoma DCEM Homepage

Oregon Emergency Management

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

South Carolina Emergency Preparedness

South Dakota Office of Emergency Management

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Texas Division of Emergency Management

Utah Div. of Emergency Management

Vermont Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Washington State Emergency Management

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Wisconsin Emergency Management

Wyoming Office of Homeland Security

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Homeland Security Resources

Documents, Reports, Courses:

Domestic Preparedness Checklist (pdf)

Gilmore Commission - First Annual Report (pdf)

Gilmore Commission - Second Annual Report (pdf)

Gilmore Commission - Third Annual Report (pdf)

Gilmore Commission - Fourth Annual Report (pdf)

Final Gilmore Commission Report (pdf)

Hart-Rudman Report - Ph I: New World Coming

Hart-Rudman Report - Ph 2: Seeking a Natl Strategy (pdf)

Hart-Rudman Report - Ph 3: Road Map for Natl Security (pdf)

Nat'l Strategy for Homeland Security (pdf)

Nat'l Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Key Assets

State and Local Actions for Homeland Security (pdf)

Defending America: Terrorist Orgs and States and WMD (pdf)

Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Homeland Security Research Project - The Heritage Foundation

Homeland Defense: A Strategic Approach (pdf) - Center for Strategic and International Studies

Def of Homeland Against Strategic Attack (pdf) - Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Current and Future Terrorist Threat (pdf) - Center for Strategic and International Studies Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving WMDs: Fifth Annual Report to the President and the Congress. (pdf) - RAND Corporation

Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (The Gilmore Commission): 2nd Annual Report to the President and the Congress. (pdf) - RAND Corporation

Army and Homeland Security: A Strategic Perspective (pdf) - U.S. Army War College

U.S. GAO Special Collection - Homeland Security - General Accounting Office

U.S. Gov. Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan - FindLaw

Courses and Resources

FEMA Master Course List - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Preparedness Training and Exercises - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Catalog of Fed and Domestic Intelligence Assistance - General Services Administration

Emergency First Responder Equipment Guides - Dept. of Justice

Government:

State Homeland Security Contacts

Homeland Security Policy and Budget

Congress - House:

Subcom. on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Congress - Senate:

Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Hearing On The Local Role in Homeland Security

Jobs:

Government homeland security readiness

TSA Transportation Security Administration

FDA hiring initiative for countering bioterrorism

INS Border Patrol agent positions

FAA Federal air marshal positions

CIA language positions

Homeland Security Volunteer Opportunities

Natural Disaster Resources

Earthquake Maps
- USGS
Earthquake Information
- US Geological Survey
National Hazard Maps
- US Geological Survey
National Geophysical Data Center
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Natural Hazards Database
- Natural hazards data on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, etc
- National Geophysical Data Center
Natural Hazards Center
- Excellent information on natural disaster research, meetings, etc.
- University of Colorado, Boulder
Natural Hazards Center Related Web Links
- Good topically arranged natural disaster related web sites
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Library
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) Library

Instant Answers

WHEN YOU NEED TO KNOW WHERE THE WIND IS BLOWING
Intellicast Satellite and radar imagery of the U.S.
US Radar By Intellicast

WHEN THE GROUND IS SHAKING
West Coast USGS California earthquake resources.
Incident.com Current Disasters
Ray's Quake Zone National earthquake resources.

WHEN YOU ARE ON THE RUN
Campsites Links to over 6,000 campsites.
Backwoods Home Magazine Self-reliant living resources.
About Camping Campers resources, sites, tips.
Grand Canyon National Park Reservations and information.
Yosemite National Park Tours and reservations.

WHEN YOU WANT ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS
How To Build A Log Cabin Step by step instructions and guide.

WHEN YOU WANT TO STORE FOOD
Government Food Safety Guide for proper food handling and storage.
Food Storage Article Does anddon'ts guide of food preservation.

WHAT ABOUT PET SAFETY?
Animals & Emergencies FEMA recommendations and resources.
Dog Play.com Pet care during disasters.
Tips For Keeping Your Cat or Dog Safe During A Disaster

ADDITIONAL EXCELLENT READING MATERIAL
Beth's Preparedness Handouts and Guides
Disaster Preparedness Resources - Allstate
Wilderness Survival - SSAR's Training Guide
Nuclear War Survival Skills (a revised 1979 book, but w/much info useful today)

NATURAL DISASTERS
The Basics of Drought Planning: A 10-Step Process (for communities) - National Drought Mitigation Center
How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis on the North Coast - HSU
Hurricane: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety - CDC
On Shaky Ground: Living with Earthquakes on the North Coast - HSU