Protecting Transportation

Protecting Transportation : Implementing Security Policies and Programs

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Protecting Transportation: Implementing Security Policies and Programs provides a thorough overview of transportation security in the United States, with a focus on policy. The book coversall major transportation modes and puts the American security system into perspective against other national and international systems. Author R. William Johnstone, a transportation security expert and member of the 9/11 Commission staff, discusses how the current transportation security system came to be and how it is performing.

Whether you are a current or aspiring transportation security professional, a policymaker, or an engaged citizen, Johnstone's presentation equips you to understand today's issues and debates on a problem that affects every member of the global community. Transportation security has evolved in the years since 9/11 from a relatively modest, sporadic undertaking into a multi-billion dollar enterprise employing tens of thousands. Protecting Transportation describes how that system is organized, funded, and implemented.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 20.83mm | 970g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 0124081010
  • 9780124081017

Table of contents

Introduction

1. Transportation Security Before 9/11/01

2. The 9/11 Watershed

3. Transportation Systems and Security Risks

4. Transportation Security Roles and Responsibilities

5. Transportation Security Policymaking

6. Implementing Maritime Security

7. Implementing Land Transportation Security

8. Implementing Aviation Security

9. Evaluating Transportation Security

10. Transportation Security in Context

Conclusion
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Review Text

"This well-written book reflects in-depth research and planning. It is not a nuts-and-bolts directive on transportation security, but a text that will help readers understand the policies behind measures intended to make travel safe." -- Security Management, Protecting Transportation

"...this book covers every base, including cyber; and doesn't neglect the truth that security in transport as in any sector has to fit in with the nature of that sector." -- Professional Security Magazine Online

"Terrorists target transportation. A useful analysis of the history and current efforts to protect our vital infrastructure." -Thomas Kean, former NJ Governor and Chairman of 9/11 Commission
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Review quote

"This well-written book reflects in-depth research and planning. It is not a nuts-and-bolts directive on transportation security, but a text that will help readers understand the policies behind measures intended to make travel safe." --Security Management, Protecting Transportation

"...this book covers every base, including cyber; and doesn't neglect the truth that security in transport as in any sector has to fit in with the nature of that sector..." --Professional Security Magazine Online

"Terrorists target transportation. A useful analysis of the history and current efforts to protect our vital infrastructure." -Thomas Kean, former NJ Governor and Chairman of 9/11 Commission
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About R. William Johnstone

R. William Johnstone served on the staff of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) after working for over 20 years as a Congressional staff member. He is the author of 9/11 and the Future of Transportation Security (2006), Bioterror: Anthrax, Influenza, and the Future of Public Health Security (2008, paperback edition to be published in 2015), and the homeland security section of the annual A Unified Security Budget for the United States (2007-2012). He is the co-author of the monograph "Four Flights and Civil Aviation Security, staff report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States" (2004), and a contributor to The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (2004). In his time as a Congressional staff member, Johnstone served as legislative director for U.S. Senators Wyche Fowler, Jr. (D-GA) and Max Cleland (D-GA). Mr. Johnstone grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended Emory University. He currently lives in Rockville, MD with his wife and son, and is a consultant and writer on homeland security matters.
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