Homeland Security Management

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Homeland Security Management


Reese, Susan, Techniques


HOMELAND SECURITY MANAGEMENT IS AMONG THE NEWER career fields, but it has become one of vital importance for federal, state and local communities across the nation. The duties involved in this profession may begin with developing plans and programs intended to protect people and infrastructure from events such as natural disasters, as well as man-made disasters like hazardous material spills and terrorist attacks. When these events do occur, security specialists, law enforcement professionals and emergency medical service providers work together as part of the response team. Other homeland security management duties may include training other team members or assisting other organizations in their communities with implementing emergency plans of their own.

The Workplace

Homeland security management professionals work for federal government agencies like the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Transportation Security Administration. They may also be employed by state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and private companies and organizations.

Education

HomelandSecurityedu.org notes that the homeland security profession is still relatively young, and therefore still maturing, but certification is available in professional associations like the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. Certificate and degree programs are offered by two-year community and technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

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