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NCJ Number: NCJ 206044     Find in a Library
Title: Urban Areas Security Initiative Port/Mass Transit Technical Assistance Program
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Corporate Author: US Dept of Homeland Security
United States of America
Date Published: 05/27/2004
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This article provides a brief overview of the Urban Areas Security Initiative Port/Mass Transit Technical Assistance Program under the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP).
Abstract: By providing technical assistance to ports and mass transit agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness’ Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) assists ports and mass transit agencies in enhancing their capacity and preparedness in responding to weapons of mass destruction terrorist incidents. Included in this technical assistance is the provision for an ODP Technical Assistance Team which will assist in the implementation of a Needs Assessment process which involves the implementation of the ODP Special Needs Jurisdiction Tool Kit. This article describes the purpose of the UASI Port/Mass Transit Technical Assistance Program, as well as the primary components of the ODP Special Needs Jurisdiction Tool Kit. The purpose of the Technical Assistance Program is to prioritize security countermeasures and emergency response capability needs based on terrorist threats and risk and develop a roadmap for future port/mass transit agency funding allocations for terrorist attack risk reduction. The three primary components of the Tool Kit consist of a risk assessment, a response capabilities assessment, and a needs assessment. Information is provided on the availability of technical assistance from ODP.
Main Term(s): National security
Index Term(s): Civil defense ; Terrorism/Mass Violence ; Mass transit security ; Technical assistance plans ; Threat assessment ; Technical assistance resources ; Domestic terrorism ; Port and vessel security
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Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Homeland Security Fact Sheet; downloaded on July 7, 2004.
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