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    Difference between "Natural Disasters" and Homeland Security

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    Q. What is the difference between homeland security events and natural disaster events? What is "all hazards management"? What is the role of external relations (all parties involved) and communications in response to a critical incident or emergency situation? How does the appropriate level of communication impact the overall effectiveness of response? What recommendations would you make to ensure interagency cooperation and effective communication as it applies to an organization's security plan in response to a critical incident or emergency situation? Explain. reference

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    Natural disaster events are "Acts of God" such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires etc. These events are a more pressing threat than terrorism according to the American Planning Association (APA). The difference between these events and homeland security events is that they are predicated upon an "Act of God" wherein homeland security events are terrorism related threats or scenarios that are "manmade". Homeland Security is defined as "a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur (American Planning Association, 2011)."

    A hazard may be natural or manmade (either accidental or intentional) in origin, and is a source of potential danger or adverse ...

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    Discusses the difference between Natural disasters and homeland security.