Henley-Putnam Subject Guide

Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism


 
9-11 Commission Report — Full-text access to the Commission’s Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
 
ASIS Foundation — A nonprofit organization advancing the security profession worldwide by funding research, education, and training. Access the Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports that have experts present their views on a specific security concern. The reports provide concise summaries of available research, deliver expert analysis, and offer proven approaches and best practices. To access a free copy of the CRISP reports you must fill out online a Foundation Document Download Form. Also access the Security Glossary commonly used by the profession and the industry, worldwide.
 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — Provides access to an extensive array of full-text articles and reports through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, includingGuidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents. Also available is content on Violence Preventionthrough the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
 
Center for Homeland Defense and Security  — Provides access to the Homeland Security Digital Library, housing a collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management and open access to over 43,000 Federal Government documents and academic theses. Students can apply for access to the full library. Contact joyler@national.edu for more info.
 
Center for Strategic and International Studies  — Provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision-makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
 
FBI — Portal to FBI information, including investigation, counterterrorism, and country information. Various reports and publications available under the “Resources” section of the site.
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — Find information on the National Response Framework and other FEMA activities.
 
Institute for Intergovernmental Research  — Nonprofit research and training organization that provides local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies with assistance needed to implement changes that promote greater governmental effectiveness. It is an essential resource for data on gangs, resource sharing and justice training.
 
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data  — Archives and disseminates data on crime and justice for secondary analysis. Contains data from over 2,600 curated studies or statistical data series. NACJD is home to several large-scale and well known datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN).
 
National Criminal Justice Intelligence Resource Center  — Provides criminal justice professionals with a multitude of resources that are primarily concerned with law enforcement intelligence operations, and practices. Includes content on strategies, publications, policies and standards, training, and best practices.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service — Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.
NGO Guide from Duke — Enables users to browse non-governmental organizations alphabetically, by issue, region, and affiliation. Also highlights organizations providing access to statistical data.
 
Secret Service History — The mission of the United States Secret Service is to safeguard the nation’s financial infrastructure and payment systems to preserve the integrity of the economy, and to protect national leaders, visiting heads of state and government, designated sites and National Special Security Events. This is a good source of information on basic service mandates and dual mission and definitions of Investigative and Protective Missions within the Secret Service.
 
Department of State: Diplomacy in Action  — Contains information on issues relating to the protocol of visiting dignitaries, the history of protocol, photos of diplomatic meetings and events and includes an archive of the past decade. Also access information regarding road safety, emergencies, and other potential dangers and services for Americans traveling abroad, including emergency contacts and numbers for consulates, notices by country, travel alerts and cautions as well as worldwide cautions.
 
Bureau of Diplomatic Security  — The security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State. DS is a world leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber security, counterterrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information.
 
Department of State: Diplomacy in Action  — Contains information on issues relating to the protocol of visiting dignitaries, the history of protocol, photos of diplomatic meetings and events and includes an archive of the past decade. Also access information regarding road safety, emergencies, and other potential dangers and services for Americans traveling abroad, including emergency contacts and numbers for consulates, notices by country, travel alerts and cautions as well as worldwide cautions.
 
Office of the Chief of Protocol  — Reporting directly to the Secretary of State, the Office of Protocol plays an essential role in strengthening bilateral relationships around the globe and advancing the foreign policy goals of the Administration by fostering an environment for successful diplomacy. It is the bureau’s responsibility to extend appropriate hospitality to foreign missions and their visiting leaders, facilitate cultural exchanges with the diplomatic community and ensure their time spent in the United States is positive and productive.
 
Office of the Historian  — Responsible for the preparation and publication of the official historical documentary record of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series. Access documents concerning departmental history, the history of US diplomacy, key milestones in US diplomacy and a guide to US diplomatic relations with other countries. The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
 
US Government Accountability Office — Known as “the investigative arm of Congress” and “the congressional watchdog,” GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
 
U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission  — The mission of the Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. Explore different occupations by searching here on the Standard Industrial Classification codes (SICs). For example: search on 7380 (Business Services); 7381 (Detectives and Guards); 7389 (Business Services). This is one way of finding out how to develop a protection plan, which is by seeing who is in the business and what they say they are doing in their business practice.
 
Computers and IT Infrastructure

 
Center for Technology in Government — CTG is an applied research center (public-private partnership) devoted to improving government and public services through policy, management, and technology innovation. Access 174 full-text downloadable reports and publications on a range of technology topics.
 
Computer Hope — Provides database of extensive free computer related information. Learn how to determine who owns a web page, find out how it is routed, or monitor web usage.
 
Trace Route — Founded on the principles of Ping. When sending a message, it traces the hops or routers the message goes through as it goes to the host. You can try it here, but read the warning before you hit okay. Ping utility: code that allows you to time the response rate from an IP address.
 
Domain Tools — Find out Who Owns a Website. Several sites have lookup capability if you want to know who owns a website. Search by name or IP address and get brief registrant contact information. Alternatively, use Network Solutions.
 
Country by IP Address — Find home country using only the IP address. Go to this site and search using an IP address to see the country that hosts that IP.
 
Security Laws and Regulations — Compendium of lists created by Chief Security Officers on CSOonline.com which is a newsletter owned by IDG Enterprises. Protective Security Law (e.g. protecting information and people, “false positives,” accurate assessment, threat assessment teams and process, vulnerability of collected information, liability actions or inactions and legal liability, background checks, misconduct, preservation of corporate assets, employee monitoring, workplace violence prevention).
 
Cyberdeterrance and Cyberware (ebook by Martin Libicki) — Reports on the need for protection of cyberspace as a vital national interest. Excellent resource for research on information warfare and intelligence management. Students may download or read this eBook online and use for personal use only.
 
 
High Tech Crime Investigation Association — HTCA is designed to encourage, promote, aid and affect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership.
 
 
Justice Technology Information Network — Portal for professionals to gather information on innovations in the sustainable technology that is transforming the criminal justice system. It is the “go-to source” for those who make decisions regarding the evaluation, selection and purchase of proven and tested methods, equipment and technology. A program of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.

 
Militant Organizations Glossary  
Professional Resources

 
Occupational Outlook Handbook — Search for the word “weapons” and you will retrieve occupational classifications for Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members. While used primarily for career information, you can glean some information about the laws that affect the field of personal protection. It provides a good description of the job, training, and a discussion on the use of technology (weapons and computers). Search on “homeland security” and access several PDFs, focusing on government, law enforcement and private for profit opportunities.
 
Operations Security Professional’s Association — A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving awareness of Operations Security procedures, as well as building cohesion amongst its members. OSPA members work together behind the scenes to further the discipline, as well as creating and sharing information on a wide range of subjects, such as information security, OPSEC briefings, Security Briefings, and OPSEC program management.
 
 
Secure Communications and Biometrics

 
Office of Biometric Identity Management —Gateway to the biometric missions of the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and other US government agencies.
 
National Security Agency (NSA) — Provides access to unclassified historic documents from the Center for Cryptologic History.
 
 
Weapons

 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)  — The ATF protects communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. The Bureau partners with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology. Access full-text documents in the Resources section.
 
DOD Dictionary of Military & Associated Terms — Sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components.
 
Stockholm International Peace Research institute — Provides data, analysis, and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics, and other reference data.