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Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil By Committee on Homeland Security House of Representatives
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The Iranian government is a threat to the international community, building weapons of mass destruction. It is a threat to the Middle East, dominating the region through intimidation and support to... More > terrorist organizations. Now, recent reports indicate that the Iranian government is a threat to homeland security by attempting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on our soil using drug cartels operating on our doorstep.< Less
Homeland Security By David Steines
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This book is about an FBI worker working to uncover a dangerous terrorist mystery in America.
Best Practices for Incorporating Building Science Guidance into Community Risk MAP Implementation By Federal Emergency Management Agency & Department of Homeland Security
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The datasets developed during a project are provided to the community, and the information allows the community to determine whether the higher risk areas require more stringent building codes. Both... More > regulatory and non-regulatory products are presented to the community in a series of Risk MAP meetings. The meetings also include information about Building Science Branch resources, such as the Building Science Toolkit CD, NFIP technical bulletins, disaster recovery advisories, building code assistance, web links, desk references, training resources, and technical publications, all of which can help the community meet FEMA’s goal of fostering resilience through hazard-resistant structure design that leads to reducing the loss of life and property in hazard events.< Less
Manual of Job-Related Thinking Skills By U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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The first skills in this manual are the basic thinking skills, which can be called deduction and induction. These are the two types of skills that are used in drawing conclusions from given... More > information. Deduction and induction are very similar. They differ in only two ways-- the completeness of the available information and the degree of certainty of the conclusion, as indicated below: • Deduction: The individual has all the information necessary to draw a conclusion. The conclusion is certain; it is true if the evidence is true. • Induction: The individual does not have complete evidence. He or she draws a conclusion based on the information available. The conclusion is uncertain, that is to say, probabilistic; it may not be true even if the evidence is true. In the work of DHS, deduction is typically used in applying laws and rules to specific situations. Induction is used in situations in which officers need to make on-the-spot probabilistic judgments, sometimes in life-threatening situations.< Less
Many Faces, One Purpose: A Manager’s Handbook on Women in Firefighting By Homeland Security & U.S. Fire Administration
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When an organization moves away from a generations-long tradition of being all-male toward a future that includes men and women equally, a significant change takes place. Change can be upsetting and... More > threatening to those who are used to, and invested in, the way things “have always been.” Fire may know no gender, but people do, and the fire chief of the 1990’s spends more time managing people than controlling fire. Increasing numbers of women are becoming firefighters and fire officers, entering and advancing in a field that is still heavily male by both population and tradition. Fire service leaders who are not prepared to manage these workforce changes may find their workforce is managing them instead.< Less
NAFTA - A Guide to Customs Procedures By U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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On December 17, 1992, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in Ottawa, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari in Mexico City and President George Bush in Washington, D.C. signed the North American Free Trade... More > Agreement (NAFTA). These three ceremonies marked the end of a process that began on February 5, 1991 when the three leaders announced they would negotiate the NAFTA. As a result of the successful conclusion of these negotiations the NAFTA entered into force on January 1, 1994. One of the main results of the Agreement is the elimination of tariffs between Canada, Mexico and the United States on nearly all qualifying goods by the year 2003. Chapter 5 of the Agreement attempts to ensure that customs procedures will facilitate trade flows as much as possible. This guide was written with input from the Governments of Canada and Mexico and concentrates on explaining Chapters 4 and 5 of the NAFTA, where the rules of origin and procedural obligations relating to customs administration are described.< Less
Manual of Job-Related Thinking Skills By U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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A Border Patrol Agent deciding whether an impending confrontation involves dangerous individuals, an Inspector determining if an alien should be admitted, a supervisory Special Agent deciding whether... More > to open a case based on certain evidence -- all of these are DHS employees using their thinking skills. Every day, DHS employees use their thinking skills in countless decisions, determinations, and investigations. Thinking skills are by no means the only skills used by DHS employees, but they are the most important. They are used in applying rules, making determinations, making predictions, and in problem solving, on-thespot decision making, and complex, deliberate decision making. In spite of the importance of thinking skills, most people do not receive special training in thinking. Employees receive training in job knowledge and supervisors usually receive training in supervisory techniques. Those types of training help employees think about very specific problems.< Less
Flags and Ceremonies Guide: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary By U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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This guide serves as a resource for local Auxiliarists to organize and train ceremonial teams at the flotilla, division, or district level. In doing so, we further the community relations missions of... More > the Coast Guard, while advancing our own public image and the public’s understanding and appreciation of our organization. Auxiliary ceremonial teams increase the visibility of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary in the community and honors those who have served before us. The purpose of the Flags and Ceremonies Guide is to provide Coast Guard Auxiliary units with the recommended minimum standards, procedures and policies for forming, maintaining and participating as member of a flag or official ceremony unit of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.< Less
Special Agent Entrance Exam Preparation Guide By U.S. Department of Homeland Security & United States Secret Service
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The purpose of this preparation guide is to help you prepare to take the Special Agent Entrance Exam (SAEE). This guide will familiarize you with the sections of the SAEE and provide you with sample... More > test questions and explanations for the correct answers to these questions. The preparation guide is organized into three chapters. The first chapter provides an introduction to the test, to include summary information about the five sections of the test. The second chapter provides detailed instructions of each test section and sample test questions with explanations. The final chapter provides information on test preparation including test taking tips.< Less
Homeland Security Essays By Donald Chiarella
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A book about Homeland Security issues. A collection of essays done for the Maryland DOT.