Hazards

In Chapter 2 of the Martin (2015, p. 33) text, the author indicates that within the context of DHS, the “All-
Hazards Umbrella” contemplates both human contrived and natural hazards. For this discussion, you will
consider DHS contingency plans for nuclear, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards. In addition,
consider the role of intelligence as indicated in the assigned material from the Steiner (2015) text. Compare
and contrast system response methods for between intelligence and DHS contingency plans for each of
the foregaing hazards (nuclear, chemical, radiological, and biological) versus those utilized for intentional
threats. Consult Chapter 8 of the Martin (2015) text and Chapter 5 of the Steiner (2015) text. Differentiate
risk of harm, from a homeland security standpoint, as between intentional threats versus natural hazards,
and provide a rationale for your distinction. Finally, compare and contrast skills that are needed to resolve
complex policy issues associated with prevention, preparedness, mitigation and recovery for intentional
threats versus natural hazards.