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The Role and Future Direction of the National Incident Management System
An examination of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and its role and effectiveness in critical event management.
# 153250 | 1,903 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | US


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Description:

The paper discusses the role of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that can be seen in the context of a natural disaster, alien or localized terrorist attack and any events that cause great damage for the public. The paper considers the threats facing the United States and explores the role of the federal government in managing domestic incidents. The paper examines the NIMS and the United States National Response Framework (NRF) in succeeding governmental administrations and discusses the need for centralized action and cooperation from all departments. The paper discusses the effectiveness of NIMS and the NRF and presents recommendations for the future command and control of the NIMS.

Outline:
The Role and Future Direction of NIMS
Contemporary Threats to the United States
Role of the Federal Government in how Domestic Incidents are Managed
NIMS and the NRF in Succeeding Governmental Administrations
Effectiveness of NIMS and the NRF
Future Directions

From the Paper:

"The role of NIMS can be seen in the context of a natural disaster, alien or localized terrorist attack and generally events that cause great damage for which the public is unprepared for. In other words it is meant to restrain damage and hardship in natural disasters and effectively prevent calamities on the one hand and take pre emptive action in cases of violent upheavals and terrorist created disasters. If the past record of the NIMS with regard to disaster is any indication, it has a very long way to go. Crisis management need not be only with the case of a threat by a terror wing. Management of natural disasters also comes under the effective public management system. The Hurricane Katrina has shown that the collaboration in NIMS still require a basic overhaul. It is a widely accepted fact that the NIMS did not perform well during the Hurricane Katrina because though there was response from many governmental and other entities, there was a failure to respond adequately which was pointed out by the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and many other agencies. (Lester, 2007)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bullock, Jane A. (2006) "Introduction to homeland security" Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Chalk, Peter; Hoffman, Bruce; Reville, Robert; Kasupski, Anna-Britt. (2005) "Trends in Terrorism Threats to the United States and the Future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act" RAND, Retrieved 12 March, 2011 from http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2005/RAND_MG393.pdf
  • Larson, Eric V; Peters, John E. (2001) "Preparing the U.S. Army for Homeland Security: Concepts, Issues, and Options." Rand: Santa Monica, CA.
  • Lester, William. (2007) "Transformational Leadership and NIMS." The Public Manager, vol. 36, no. 3, pp: 11-15.
  • Parachini, John V; et al (2003) "Homeland Security: A Compendium of Public and Private Organizations' Policy Recommendations." Rand: Santa Monica, CA.

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