Homeland Security Risk Essay

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Why is it that when there is a newfangled gadget or gizmo out on the market, emergency responders and planners thinks they need to have it? Communities can spend all their tax dollars on the latest invention to improve the emergency response capability. This practice was rampant in the post 9/11 days. If you could tie a product with some type of disaster/emergency/terrorism response, you were sure to sell you item. The problem is, like with most things, it not that you need something new, but need to know how to use what you have. And the sad fact is sometimes things are not even broken to begin with, just people were not following protocol or procedure. And yet, even worse, the people making the decision to implement the new procedure…show more content…
I intend to show you that when it comes to emergency response, success will come from accomplishing a through threat assessment for the community of responsibility. Once you see the threats, are able to assess the vulnerability and understand the consequences, you will get a clear picture of the risks to enable you to evaluate to allocate adequate funds. Let’s start with understand…show more content…
According to DHS, “Homeland Security Risk Management Doctrine, establishes principles and practices of homeland security risk management. It is intended for homeland security leaders, program managers, analysts, and operational personnel as they apply risk management to planning, preparing, and executing organizational missions in defense of our nation’s security.” (DHS, 2015) They have to look at the entire nation as a community. DHS looks at the Critical Infrastructure (CI) sectors as the areas vulnerable. And the ability the U.S. has to recover from an attack on one of those CI sectors would translate into consequences. While the threat of an attack would be
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