Part one of the research paper requires you to submit your topic for review and approval by your instructor. You must identify a domestic pre-9/11 terrorist event and a domestic post-9/11 terrorist event that will be the focus of your research paper.
Note: The two terrorist events that are selected must have occurred at least five years apart. In addition to identifying the two terrorist events that will serve as the basis for the research paper, you must provide a brief description that explains why you believe the selected events will serve as a good comparison for evaluating how terrorist activities have evolved over time.
Your research paper topic must be at least one page in length,
Visit the following URL for additional information on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Incident Command System (ICS):
NIMS and ICS play vital roles in emergency management response and resiliency and reactionary-based planning at the local, state, and federal levels. Further, in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive (CBRNE) event, both NIMS and ICS must be utilized.
In a two-page reflection paper, complete the following sections:
Part I: Explain the role and purpose of NIMS and ICS. Further, NIMS and ICS can be applied to most emergency incidents that occur to include weapons of mass destruction scenarios involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive occurrences.
Part II: Create a table-top exercise incident involving a weapons of mass destruction event that can be administered at a law enforcement agency. Include the following: type of incident, agencies involved, location of incident, roles of agencies, how response should take place, and the role of NIMS and ICS. How is interoperability and resource management applied to your scenario? Finally, reflect on why table-top exercises are important to complete in the criminal justice and homeland security sectors.