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Homeland security preparedness and information systems : strategies for managing public policy
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Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, 2010
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xv, 257 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.



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30000010236512 HV551.3 R43 2010 f Open Access Book Book

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Homeland security information systems are an important area of inquiry due to the tremendous influence information systems play on the preparation and response of government to a terrorist attack or natural disaster. ""Homeland Security Preparedness and Information Systems: Strategies for Managing Public Policy"" delves into the issues and challenges that public managers face in the adoption and implementation of information systems for homeland security. A defining collection of field advancements, this publication provides solutions for those interested in adopting additional information systems security measures in their governments.

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Christopher G. Reddick is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio (USA). Dr. Reddick's research and teaching interests are in e-government. Some of his publications can be found in Government Information Quarterly, Electronic Government, and the International Journal of Electronic Government Research. Dr. Reddick recently edited the book Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies.

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Reddick (Citizens and E-Government) details IT's essential role in terror preparedness and the practical hurdles to achieving effective national security and disaster response. While not a comprehensive appraisal of all homeland security technologies, the book contains's three sections and ten chapters, which carefully assess homeland security's major information systems and their influence at all governmental levels, from federal to local. An expansion of 2008's Terrorism Informatics, edited by Hsinchun Chen and others, this book is replete with statistics, illustrative charts, field-specific vocabulary, and in-text citations; it is therefore best suited to government IT, government watchdog, and disaster-management collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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