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The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8

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The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 is aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the nation, including the following:
- acts of terrorism
- cyber-attacks, pandemics
- catastrophic natural disasters

After reviewing the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 and the issues listed above, respond to the following questions, as a nation:
1. How prepared do we need to be?
2. How prepared are we?
3. How do we prioritize efforts to close the gap?

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It is apparent from the 9/11 attacks, natural disasters such as Katrina, and the H1N1 pandemic, that this nation needs to be highly prepared for all forms of terrorist attacks, pandemics, and natural disasters. Any lack of preparedness in handling these types of challenges can have a paralyzing effect on the nation's ability to function when these types of incidents occur. We must be highly prepared due to the fact that many different terrorist ...

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You are the emergency manager in a city of 200,000 people in the southeastern United States. Your city manager has directed that you create an article of 500-750 words for the city's Web site clearly explaining national and state homeland security and emergency management strategies and Presidential Decision Directives. You have been directed to focus on the following documents; however, your project is not limited to these documents:
•The National Response Framework ◦http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf

•Quadrennial Homeland Security Review ◦http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/qhsr_report.pdf

•National Strategy for Combating Terrorism ◦http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/policy/national/nsct_sep2006.pdf

•National Infrastructure Protection Plan ◦http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/NIPP_Plan.pdf

•Summarize in detail the following 3 Homeland Security Presidential Directives: ◦HSPD-3

•What are the differences between the NSHS drafted in 2002 and the NSHS drafted in 2007? Compare and contrast the two.
•What are the major provisions within the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)? ◦Why was this framework developed, and how should it be used? Explain.

•Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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