Complete Assignment for Week 1/Unit Complete Assignments must be a minimum of 1,500 words (total assignment) and four scholarly sources, using APA Style. Please list references and use in-text citati

Complete Assignment for Week 1/Unit Complete Assignments must be a minimum of 1,500 words (total assignment) and four scholarly sources, using APA Style. Please list references and use in-text citations through each paragraph.

1.  What are the initiatives to help local communities mitigate or prepare against potential terrorist attacks?  What mitigation/preparedness role does the private sector have in terms of homeland security assessment?  Why is community preparedness an important component to homeland security?

2.  How would a Homeland Security Assessment for an organization be incorporated into the organization’s business/operations plan?  What benefits exist when using the Baldridge Criteria to conduct a Homeland Security Assessment?  How does this compare to FEMA’s document (available at www.fema.gov) (FEMA 426, Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks against Buildings)?  Discuss two factors to minimize damage to buildings caused car bombs.

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