Notes from the Editor (Vol. V, Iss. 2)

Download the full issue.This issue of Homeland Security Affairs opens on a sad note: Rich Cooper’s memoriam to Inspector Matthew Simeone, who passed away in March of this year. Co-president of cohort 0601-0602, Matt graduated from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security in 2007. Given his outstanding contribution to developing the Security/Police Information Network (SPIN) for the

A Social Infrastructure for Hometown Security: Advancing the Homeland Security Paradigm

Robert Bach and David Kaufman ABSTRACT: The nation’s homeland security strategy calls on federal, state, and local governments, businesses, communities and individuals across the country to work together to achieve a shared vision of a secure way of life. Yet true involvement on the part of individual citizens remains elusive, due largely to a misdiagnosis

The Anthrax Vaccine: A Dilemma for Homeland Security

Thomas Rempfer ABSTRACT: Past problems with the Department of Defense anthrax vaccine currently impact Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services policy. Following the 2001 anthrax letter attacks, those departments included the old anthrax vaccine in the Strategic National Stockpile. This article explores the Department of Defense’s experience with the

Global Metropolitan Policing: An Emerging Trend in Intelligence Sharing

James Wirtz and John Sullivan ABSTRACT: Terrorism has local and global dimensions. Local police are best positioned to understand their communities and local threat environment. Yet transnational terrorist and criminal enterprises link in interactive networks. In response, local police agencies are cooperating with their counterparts at national and foreign agencies to understand and counter these

Exploring the Relationship between Homeland Security Information Sharing & Local Emergency Preparedness

Hamilton Bean ABSTRACT: Information sharing among federal, state, and local agencies is a critical element of U.S. homeland security strategy. Few researchers, however, have examined the relationship between the use of homeland security information-sharing systems and perceived levels of emergency preparedness at the local level (city, county, and region). In order to explore this relationship,

The Application of Cost Management and Life-Cycle Cost Theory to Homeland Security National Priorities

Robert Hall and Erica Dimitrov ABSTRACT: The 2007 National Preparedness Guidelines introduces the concept of a National Preparedness System in which national capabilities are coordinated to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from all hazards in a way that balances risk with resources and need. To understand the resource implications of the National Preparedness