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June 17, 2015

Three new articles from Homeland Security Affairs

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christopher Bellavita on June 17, 2015

The June 2015 issue of Homeland Security Affairs published an article “examining the threat posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and current policy responses to that threat…, an essay examining the need for [an] integrated response paradigm for fire services and law enforcement, [and an essay examining] the use of lean technology in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.”

In “UAS on Main Street” Alison Yakabe analyzes the threat to strategic infrastructure and public safety posed by the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S. The article provides a thorough assessment of existing federal and state legal and policy responses to the problem, and recommends a number of more effective legal and policy approaches.

Michael Marino et al. assess the emerging threat of active shooter attacks and fire as a weapon in “To Save Lives and Property: High Threat Response”, and argue that the fire service and law enforcement have been slow to adapt to the threat. They recommend a set of reforms that would result in the development of an integrated response paradigm which would position the fire service and law enforcement to respond more effectively to these kinds of attacks.

In “The Continued Relevance of the November 2008, Mumbai Terrorist Attack: Countering New Attacks with Old Lessons,” Shahrzad Rizvi and Joshua Kelly analyze the use of lean technology by the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack. They offer a series of recommendations that will help public safety and counterterrorism managers to counter these kinds of attacks more effectively in the future.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

June 17, 2015 @ 7:30 am

High Tech [drones?] and Low Tech [guns] looking like permanent HS challenges IMO! Thanks Chris for the links!

Comment by Christopher Tingus

June 18, 2015 @ 7:23 am

Given the divisiveness which has been the ongoing theme and intent by this executive White House and biased Justice Department, ref To Save Lives and Property, I am in full support of firefighters now carrying guns on their person as well when responding to 911 calls — this is a remedy to more effective response and assurance that our 911 responders will be safe as the government has blatantly failed in affording priority to the men and women who respond to 911 calls no matter one’s race or biases….Enough of this division and intentional manipulation….

Christopher Tingus
“Main Street USA”

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