Full course description

The course is designed to introduce those taking the course to a wide array of accompanying issues and concerns involving planning and preparedness for homeland security and emergency management in a post-9/11, post-Katrina
world. Some specific areas that will be addressed during the course include the following:

1. The cultural divide between homeland security and emergency management that has evolved since 9/11 and that has become even more apparent in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the role this cultural divide has played before and after Hurricane Katrina;

2. The post-Katrina efforts on the part of DHS to embrace an all-hazards approach to homeland security and emergency management;

3 . The need to refocus efforts on prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, and continuity of operations in a way that will help ensure theĀ· reliability, resilience, stability, and continuity of critical infrastructure;

4. The need to include an emphasis on the development of disaster resistant communities and regions, including disaster resistant infrastructure within those communities and regions and within the nation as a whole especially in light of the wide range of challenges and threats facing the nation.