Terrorist Attack

Consider that you are the city’s emergency management director and you are asked to prepare a written presentation for the city council on the benefits of private–public partnerships. Write a short paper (in APA format) that includes the following:

  • Select a large city, such as a state capitol or another large metropolitan area, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, and so on.
  • Provide some background on the jurisdiction that you selected. Be sure to include the following:
    • Critical infrastructure examples
    • Location of the city
    • Potential threats as they relate to terrorism

In your paper, include the following:

  • What motivations might terrorists have to target private-sector entities?
    • Identify 1 potential private-sector target in the jurisdiction that you selected.
    • Explain why that entity would potentially be targeted for a terrorist attack.
  • Identify 5 primary private-sector organizations that jurisdiction government entity should consider entering into a Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement (MOU/MOA) with that would enhance overall preparedness and resiliency.
  • How can such agreements help ensure jurisdictional preparedness?
    • Describe the benefits of entering into a formal agreement.
    • Describe each organization, and explain why the 5 organizations should be included in partnering with the public sector.
      • Explore the roles and responsibilities of the private sector in homeland security
      • Describe how the public and private sectors can work together to help keep the nation safe.
  • Explain, in detail, the significant contributions that all 5 organizations or entities could or should make in helping their community and the nation be more resilient and more secure.

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