Emergency Management is defined and mandated in different levels of government federal, state and local emergency management planning in security today faces many critical obstacles, such as an imbalance of focus between levels of security such as homeland security, FBI and the CIA and including private and public sector security and natural disaster management, the challenge of involving the public in preparedness planning, the lack of an effective partnership with the business community, cuts to funding, and questions surrounding the evolving organizational structure of the nation’s emergency management system. Such obstacles need to be overcome if emergency management activities are to be successful in the years ahead.
This was a main issue before and after the attacks of September 2001 of the World Trade Center. Communication between all agencies was a key role of being prepared or to try and stop the attack. Homeland Security was created after the September 11, 2001, terror attack by the Bush Administration.
The Department of Homeland Security works in conjunction with other federal departments such as the FBI and CIA. Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Counsel protecting the American people from terrorist threats and is the founding principles and hold highest priority to ensure homeland security and protection of our land, borders and citizens of the United States they also safeguard lawful trade and to convict, prosecute criminal and terrorist organizations.
The attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001 were the worst attack recorded on American soil killing over thousands of people by a terrorist organization. It takes the help from government and private and sectors such as federal, local, state, Department of Homeland Security, National Infrastructure Protection Plan to share analysis, alerts and threats with security related infrastructure. Government and private sectors to share information and to develop and establish protective actions before a disaster and to prevent a disaster most importantly to have a plan after the disaster.
Critical infrastructure is the physical and cyber systems and assets so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety. Instituting effective cooperation with international security partners, as well as high-priority cross-border protective programs such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The United States has developed a homeland Infrastructure threat risk analysis center to monitor everyday operations to make sure there is no threat. Federal agencies and our nation’s critical infrastructures such as power distribution, water supply, telecommunications, national defense, and emergency services rely on computerized information systems and electronic data to carry out their operations.
The attacks on in New York affected my physically and emotionally because I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I have been living in Kentucky since 2002 I had just got home from a 3rd shift job and went to lay down to sleep as always turned on Good Morning America and I fell asleep. My wife comes running downstairs and says wake up you have to look what’s going on in New York. I looked up at her and said it’s always something going on in New York no big deal, as we watched and I saw the first Tower hit then collapsed my heart sank and started to panic with fear. My sister worked only a few blocks down the street from the Towers and my mother works near the Pentagon.
I wasn’t able to get in touch with my sister or mother for days and it was very heartbreaking to see the death and destruction of my home New York City. After the destruction I did find out that I did lose a few friends in the attacks. I wasn’t able to attend the memorial services but did send the family my condelescence and how sorry this happened and that I will miss my friends. This is one reason why I started back to college in the field of Criminal Justice and hoping reaching my degree will be able to contribute to the safety of our nation.