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Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis by Rachel Derr, Gregory Allen

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Introduction to the Department of Homeland Security

Gregory Allen

Abstract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has set the framework and best practices for all security professionals. This chapter outlines different parts of the DHS organization and the importance of each area of homeland security risk management. Central to this policy are the premises that security partners can most effectively manage risk by working together and that management capabilities must be built, sustained, and integrated with federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, nongovernmental, and private sector homeland security partners. Although successful integration requires implementation across the entire homeland security enterprise, the DHS plays an essential ...

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