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Learning Resources for Chapter 17

Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8), National Preparedness (Washington, DC: The White House, March 30, 2011). Available at 

Among many severe weather events as of May 23rd, 2011 a total of 1,170 tornadoes were reported in the United States. To date, 2011 has produced the most tornado-related deaths in the United States since 1936. 

Interim Task Force Report on Resilience (The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, May 16th, 2011). Available at 

Concept Development: An Operational Framework for Resilience (Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, August 27th, 2009) 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.6

Enabling Government Efficiency, Implementation of the State of Indiana Homeland Security District Concept, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, December 2010

FEMA Strategic Plan 2011-2014

Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8), The White House, March 30, 2011 p.2

IDHS uses the Acadis Readiness Suite software to manage real-time tracking of personnel, training and response resources. 

Enabling Government Efficiency, Implementation of the State of Indiana Homeland Security District Concept, IDHS 2010.

Indiana State Hazard/Threat Identification and Risk Assessment, 2010

State of Indiana Homeland Security District Risk Score and Comparative Analysis, 2011.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8 (HSPD-8) and is being further refined under the previously referenced PPD-8. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response: Strategic National Stockpile, 

The National Integration Center (NIC) has developed and published over 120 resource typing definitions. 

Good to Great and the Social Sectors, 2005, page 31.

Business Rule Revolution: Running Business the Right Way, October, 2006.

Conference Report accompanying Public Law 111-83, the Homeland Security Act of 2010.

Report to Congress of the Local, State, Tribal and Federal Preparedness Task Force, September 2010, page X. 

Remarks by John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), May 26, 2010.

Remarks by Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, The Future of Homeland Security, The Brookings Institution, September 5, 2008..