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KEY INTERNET LINKS ON TERRORISM

Government Links

Department of Homeland Security Providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort.

DHS Threat System The color coded system for determining threat levels against the Washington Area, monitored by the Department of Homeland Security

Office of Emergency Preparedness -The OEP is responsible managing and coordinating Federal health, medical, and health related social services and recovery to major emergencies and Federally declared disasters.

Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)

Citizen Corps

Center for Disease Control -Provides information on biological threats like anthrax and small pox. 

CDC- National Pharmaceutical Stockpile -Information on availability and rapid accessibility of antidotes and other medical supplies in the event of a biological/radiological or chemical attack. 

EPA Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention -The Environmental Protection Agency's information on chemical attacks and the environment. 

U.S. Fire Administration -Joint project of FEMA and DHS, to prevent life threatening situations in the aftermath of a terrorist event. 

Chemical and Biological Arms Control Program -Developed by the Federation of American Scientists, contains information on biological and chemical threats 

Key News Articles

Partnership for Public Service Bioterrorism Report

Council on Foreign Relations Homeland Security Report

CNN Report on Ability of Terrorists to Make Weapons of Mass Destruction
out of Publicly Available Materials
 

New Construction Security
Ventilation Systems and Bioterrorism
Assessing Vulnerability of Buildings to Bioterrorism

BUILDING SECURITY FOR BIOTERRORISM

NIOSH - Emergency Response Resources  

Emergency Preparedness for Business - Facility Protection - NIOSH  

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
Center for the Study of Bioterrorism
American Society for Industrial Security
Apartment Industry Information for Terror Attacks
National Multi Housing Council Terror Information

District of Columbia Area Resources

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Information for the Washington Area on a variety of topics including:
Regional Emergency Coordination Plan 
Task Force on Homeland Security
Emergency Preparedness Council

D.C. Government

District of Columbia Government
Emergency Management Agency
Fire and Emergency Medical Services

Virginia Resources

Virginia Government
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
VDEM Preparing for Disasters- Terrorism Toolkit
 
Arlington County
City of Alexandria Home Page
Government - Fairfax County, Virginia
Maryland Resources
 
State of Maryland
Maryland Emergency Management
 

Preparedness Resources

FEMA Guide to Citizen Preparedness

FEMA Nuclear Power Plant Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Resources for Hospitals


Information for Understanding the Threat

Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook (Oct. 98)
Epidemiologic Information on Bioterrorism
USAF Counterproliferation Center Biological Page

 How Dirty Bombs Work

NBC, Pathogen and Hazardous Materials Terms
Chemical and Biological Weapons, Past and Present

Articles

Essays on the Battlefield of the Future