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NIMS Compliance

The NIMS (National Incident Management System) will enable responders at all levels to work together more effectively to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size or complexity. The benefits of the NIMS system will be significant.

The following documents will be helpful for the NIMS Compliance Implementation plan.
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  1. NIMS Implementation Schedule
  2. NIMS State Compliance Activities FY 2006
  3. NIMS Tribal & Local Compliance Activities FY2006

FEMA's web site on NIMS compliance http://www.fema.gov/


School Safety Center

Washington State School Safety Center

The Washington State School Safety Center provides resources regarding homeland security and the public schools.

School Safety Center website http://www.k12.wa.us/Safetycenter/

National Strategy for Maritime Security

The National Strategy for Maritime Security was created to protect “all areas and things of, on, under, relating to, adjacent to, or bordering on a sea, ocean, or other navigable waterway, including all maritime-related activities, infrastructure, people, cargo, and vessels and other conveyances.”

Helpful documents (in pdf format) for understanding the National Strategy for Maritime Security:

  1. HS Presidential Directive 13:National Strategy for Maritime Security
  2. Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet:Secure Seas, Open Ports

Recommended Reading

The Center of Excellence Homeland Security recommends the following article 'Changing Homeland Security: Ten Essential Homeland Security Books'. This PDF is an article written by Christopher Bellavita of HSAJ.ORG, published in Homeland Security Affairs.

  1. THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT [FINAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES]
  2. National Strategy for Homeland Security
  3. After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era
  4. Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
  5. America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism
  6. Homeland Security: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Surviving Terrorism
  7. Catastrophe Preparation and Prevention for Law Enforcement Professionals w/ Std CD
  8. Trapped in the War on Terror
  9. Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves
  10. The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation

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