Emergency Planning and Security Preparedness

Imagine that you are responsible for security at a facility in Washington, DC. You are called into work because there has been a bomb that was detonated on the subway in that city. As you begin your briefing, you learn that there has also been a bomb detonation on a Baltimore subway and a report of a suspicious package being found in New York City.

Write a 1,000-word paper which you address the following:

· How has the emphasis on homeland security affected security planning at the national level?

· What changes to emergency security protocol have been incorporated as a result of recent natural disasters? What do you feel should be the greatest security emphasis in national emergency situation? Provide rationale for your selection.

· How have the advances in technology increased the effectiveness of security planning?