+Kennedy, Dennis & Tom Mighell, American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Law Practice Today: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (October 2005)
+Nicholson, William C. (Ed.), Homeland Security Law and Policy (Charles C. Thomas 2005)
"Homeland Security Law and Policy discusses relationships abroad, the mission of federal, state, and local governments here at home, and the best way to "provide for the common defense" in a unique and incredibly helpful way. Presented in eight sections, the first examines homeland security and emergency management, defines homeland security within the classroom and the military, FEMA's place in policy, law, and management which includes a hazardous materials perspective, FEMA's changing priorities, and the shape of emergency response and management in the aftermath of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Section II explores the local and regional perspectives, homeland security initiatives and management in metro areas, and emerges with a strategy for security. Section III presents new partnerships for homeland security which covers the government, the private sector, and higher education. Partnering with the Department of Defense is reviewed, including their immediate response to any given disaster. Section IV covers civil rights issues, the government's demands for new and unnecessary powers, antiterrorism investigations, the Fourth Amendment, the USA Patriot Act, money laundering, and suspicious activity reports from financial institutions. Section V explores the challenges for transportation and policy issues, aviation security, the role of technology and the federalized screening process. Section VI discusses natural disasters, weapons of mass destruction, bioterrorism defense, and the "dirty bomb" and its policy implications. Section VII continues with foreign policy aspects and foreign views, including excerpts from President Bush and Representative Doug Bereuter (R-Nevada). The final section tackles future challenges, restructuring management, the need for a change, the future role of the FBI, the executive orders issued in response to the 9-11 Commission Report, and the 9-11 Commission Report Implication Legislation. Illustrations and photographs are included to further the understanding of the subject matter. This resource will be invaluable to all law enforcement professionals, investigators, attorneys, and policymakers as well as the general public." —Publisher's description.
+University of Pennsylvania, Congressional Quarterly, and The Communications Institute (sponsors), Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: National Symposium on Risk and Disasters (December 1, 2005) (conference website)
"Hurricane Katrina not only devastated a large area of the Gulf Coast, it also raised fundamental questions about how the nation can-and should-deal with the fundamental problems of risk and responsibility.
"Nearly 300 leaders from government, business, and nonprofit organizations and journalists from throughout the nation attended the National Symposium in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 1, 2005, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, Congressional Quarterly, and The Communications Institute.
"Symposium Goals - The Symposium objectively examined the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on nearly every sector of society and involving leading experts from many of the nation's leading academic and research institutions as well as leaders from government and business and senior journalists.
"The National Symposium reviewed critical questions that must be addressed in coping with future risks and disasters: How can we best assess and prepare for the events we are most likely to face?;How can we develop the best strategies for reducing their costs and improving our response?;Who should do what-what partnerships can we build among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and what glue can we provide to make those partnerships stick?; How should we, as a society, weigh the question of who bears the costs?; How do we deal with the important issues of equity and fairness, and how can we create mechanisms to resolve these issues as efficiently as possible?"— Conference Website.
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