This Assignment examines Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and intergovernmental approaches to safeguarding and to responses to natural disasters. Read pp. 71-75. National Infrastructure Protection Plan (2009). 1. A category five hurricane hit the town of Jacksonville, Florida devastated the town crippling infrastructure including power to homes and businesses. The telephone lines were also destroyed. To add to the monumental task of locating, triaging, and securing the safety of citizens, looters have been stealing cooper from the inactive power lines. Motorists no longer guided by traffic lights, have been negotiating pedestrians and massive debris in the streets; the town is in chaos. – Explain the coordinated responses necessary to protect critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). Which agencies would be involved to restore normalcy in the Florida town? Note: There is no one answer. – Go to GIS Lounge. Look up explanation of GIS and Remote Sensing. 2. Discuss the combination of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geospatial Information System (GIS) in the transportation infrastructure protection, and flood risks of major rivers. This Assignment should be at least 3-5 pages not counting the title page and references At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. —– REFERENCES: Emergency planning for nuclear disasters (2011). Union of Concerned Scientists. Retrieved from Click Fact Sheet “Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Nuclear Disasters” found on page 1. Miller, R. (2007). Hurricane Katrina: Communications and Infrastructure Impacts. US Army War College. Retrieved from: National infrastructure protection plan (2009). [Read 5.1 A. Coordinated National Approach to the Homeland Security Mission, pp. 71-75]. Retrieved from: National infrastructure protection plan Website (2013). Retrieved from: Transportation Systems Sector: Grass GIS: SITES: Disaster and Emergency Management on the Internet. Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System. Natural Disaster News. NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory.


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