DM576-RESEARCH PAPER - INTERAGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT...

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INTERAGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POST-TERRORRIST ATTACKS 1 INTERAGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POST-TERRORRIST ATTACKS AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT: TERRORRISM PREPARATION & RESPONSE DM576 PROFESSOR
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INTERAGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POST-TERRORRIST ATTACKS 2 ABSTRACT Interagency Disaster Management can be defined as the shared capabilities, resources and leadership between agencies responding to a catastrophe, and the development of critical thinking and the proposal of solutions to possible scenarios prior to disaster occur, in our case a disaster caused by terrorist attacks, and the focus will be on the post management of a terrorist attack. This paper will focus of the definition of prime jurisdiction, command and control, shared allocation of responsibilities & the human and material resources necessary to engage and resolve the problems caused by an act of terrorism, a disaster created by men where the criminal minds of individuals or groups will have the main objectives of harming, destroying and killing anyone around the intended targeted area, and consequently these actions will develop into fear, terror and distrust on the government capabilities of defend its people, and to proficiently manage a post terrorist attack event. A terrorist attack event is a disaster that has to be proper managed by the government and private sector organizations involved in the effort to contain damage, and restoring basic services, law & order, the agencies involved in the effort post terrorist attack will allocate their human and material resources necessary to accomplish success to this particular phase after a terrorist attack. A Terrorist attack will directly affect areas such as public health, emergency services, financial services, and other infra structures of the area under attack. The term interagency is the act of sharing resources between agencies involved in the prevention and response of such events, and it will encompasses all levels of governments from local, tribal, to state and ultimately the federal government, without leaving aside the private sector agencies and contractors that will be involved in the effort of managing post terrorist attacks events.
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INTERAGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POST-TERRORRIST ATTACKS 3 INTRODUCTION Emergency management between agencies post terrorist attacks is a very complex issue, first because the nature of the disaster, a planned man-made event that has the primary objectives of bringing destruction, death and publicity to the cause of the perpetrators. The biggest challenge to an event of such magnitude is the real necessity of bringing all the involved agencies and individuals together in order to accomplish success.
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