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NCJ Number: 192248 Find in a Library
Title: Preparing for Terrorism: What Governors and Mayors Should Do
Corporate Author: Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness
United States of America
Date Published: November 2001
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sale Source: Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness
Belfer Ctr for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This memorandum examines critical issues for elected officials to consider as a starting point to thinking about domestic preparedness. It highlights components of a comprehensive domestic preparedness strategy and outlines State and local government priorities for change.
Abstract: Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, domestic preparedness has become a critical part to any State’s disaster management planning. In this memorandum to State and local officials from the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, important issues were addressed on domestic preparedness to provide guidance to elected officials in preparing for the threat of terrorism. Key components of a comprehensive preparedness strategy were presented and included: (1) threat assessment; (2) prepare to meet the threat; (3) training and practice; and (4) coordinate key resources. The final section of the report outlined State and local government priorities for change that consisted of: (1) medical and public health; (2) communication; (3) cross-jurisdictional and cross-professional coordination; and (4) planning for multiple contingencies.
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Crisis management; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Cyber Terrorism; Disaster procedures; Domestic terrorism; Emergency procedures; Governmental planning; Information Security; Local government; National security; State government; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Threat assessment
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