The Resource State and Urban Area Homeland Security Plans and Exercises: Issues for the 109th Congress

State and Urban Area Homeland Security Plans and Exercises: Issues for the 109th Congress

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State and Urban Area Homeland Security Plans and Exercises: Issues for the 109th Congress
Title
State and Urban Area Homeland Security Plans and Exercises: Issues for the 109th Congress
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As Congress continues to address state and urban area homeland security matters, it might opt to review activities funded with federal homeland security assistance to ensure readiness for both terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Two potential activities that Congress might choose to focus on are the certification of state and urban area homeland security plans, and the conduct of exercises to test the plans. The Department of Homeland Security requires some plans, but does not certify them, nor does it require regular testing of the plans with exercises. This report addresses possible policy questions associated with homeland security plans and exercises. These questions might be considered important by Congress because they address issues that go beyond the federal allocation of homeland security assistance to how states and urban areas use federal funding to prepare for terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides assistance programs -- such as the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) and the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) -- to states and localities to assure readiness for both terrorist attacks and natural and man-made disasters. Among the eligible activities for which states and localities may use DHS assistance are (1) state and local planning to respond to terrorist attacks and catastrophic events, and (2) conducting exercises to test these plans. DHS does not currently certify state and local plans and does not require regularly scheduled state and local exercises. Because of the lack of such requirements, Congress might opt to address possible policy questions in its continuing oversight of DHS activities and identify possible steps to strengthen the nation's homeland security. This report addresses some of those policy questions
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reese, Shawn
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Test and evaluation
  • Requirements
  • Management planning and control
  • Operational readiness
  • Homeland security
  • State government
  • Urban areas
  • Congress
  • Civil defense
  • Federal budgets
  • Counterterrorism
  • Prevention
  • Preparation
  • Policies
  • Crisis management
  • Emergencies
  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense
Label
State and Urban Area Homeland Security Plans and Exercises: Issues for the 109th Congress
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Publication
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CRS Report for Congress
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
6 pages
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online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227892421
  • (OCoLC)ocn227892421
Label
State and Urban Area Homeland Security Plans and Exercises: Issues for the 109th Congress
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
6 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227892421
  • (OCoLC)ocn227892421

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