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1 When your communications are critical. Confidential and Proprietary Click to edit Master text styles –Second level Third level –Fourth level »Fifth level 1 Terror in the Heartland

2 Post 9-11: Have Media and Government Roles and Responsibilities Somehow Changed If “yes” how and what should we do about it?

3 National Homeland Security Strategy Help prevent terrorist attacks within the US Reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism Minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur

4 Homeland Security Are we getting better at – –Detection –Deterrence –Prevention –Protection ? Are we getting better in – –Preparation –Response –Recovery ?

5 Where is Missouri Going?

6 Missouri Strategy Improve the capability to detect, deter and to prevent acts of terrorism –Missouri Information Sharing Center (MISC) Build regional/state capability to respond and recover from disasters of all origins –Regionalization –28 Homeland Security Response Teams 3 rd Tier Capability Study –Personal Protective Equipment –Communications Interoperability – No. 1 priority Statewide Study National Guard Sat Package Work with critical infrastructure and key assets to reduce vulnerabilities –Critical Asset Protection Plan


8 Priority – Link Protection Systems Establish the Missouri Information Sharing Center (MISC) for intelligence –Enhance MOSPIN membership and participation Train and equip law enforcement officers –Local law enforcement must be engaged in the War on Terror Improve Critical Asset Protection Plan –National Infrastructure Protection Plan –Buffer Zone Protection Plans –Align state and national lists –Involve owner/operators in information sharing and protection activities Detect, Deter, Prevent and Protect


10 Why Information Sharing Centers? To invest in prevention –More fully employ local law enforcement –Detect, deter, and prevent terrorist attacks and consequently, protect our citizens To enable analysis and sharing at all levels –Bottom up process … local to state to regional to federal –Collect, analyze and distribute To provide analytical resources to turn information into intelligence –Predictive and actionable information –Provided to federal, regional, and local law enforcement, critical assets, and other states and localities

11 Priority – Prepare, Respond and Recover Train and equip emergency responders – Law Enforcement and EMS Incident Management System with situational awareness at local, county, state and federal levels – E-Team – KC Metro Emergency Information System (MEIS) Establish a state and regional strategy for communications infrastructure and provide a roadmap to interoperable communications – $3.5M communications grant – Statewide Communications Study – Missouri Homeland Security Network – 1 Nov 04 Establish standards and improve exercises Education for the public, K-12, elected officials To disasters of ANY origin – All Hazards


13 Health and Well Being - $ 51M –Bio/Agro Terrorism –Civil Readiness – Coping with Uncertainty –Mental Health Borders and Transportation - $ Minimal –Safety of people and things Capabilities of Emergency Responders - $159.8M –Planning, training, equipment and exercises –Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Service and Public Works Critical Asset Protection - $ 3.5M –Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Key Assets Homeland Security Programs FY02 to 04 Total FY02-04: $230,260

14 Bioterrorism What would happen if? “We don’t know what we don’t know.”

15 FY 2003-05 federal funds for bioterrorism approximately $51M CBRNE Response Plan Center for Emergency Response and Terrorism + 24x7 DHSS Situation Room Medical surge capability –2005 legislation for liability –Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Priority – Prepare for Bioterrorism

16 Improve planning and communications between health delivery systems –St Louis example - MEDCOM One hundred and fourteen local public health agencies have developed detailed emergency response plans Twelve hundred public health, medical, and first responder personnel have been vaccinated against smallpox. Missouri hospitals: –increase isolation capacity –train and equipped their facility and staff –participated in the smallpox vaccination effort –developed emergency plans –developed specific emergency plans for a terrorism event

17 Priority – Prepare for Bioterrorism Three medical epidemiologists and five senior epidemiologists have been hired and located in the field offices Twenty-nine epidemiology specialists hired at the local level to respond A public health team can go on-site to investigate any suspicious illness or disease within an hour of its reporting DHSS is developing a mass fatality and recovery plan 10 State Alliance for Public Health Preparedness Agroterrorism Multi-state Partnership for Security in Agriculture

18 Priority A public prepared to cope with uncertainty

19 Buffer Zone Protection Plan Devalue a target Deter an event Detect an aggressor Defend against attack

20 Final Points Missouri Security Council – our “interagency process” for homeland security Missouri Homeland Security Network w. alerts (MOHSNetwork) Regionalization –Regional Planning Commissions Virtual Emergency Operations Center (VEOC) Exercise Program

21 Thank You "The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination." Author Unknown Tim Daniel (573) 522-3007

22 My Concerns Up Front Bioterrorism – the poor man’s nuclear weapon Medical surge for mass casualties Is an electronic Pearl Harbor inevitable? Are we building an adequate defense? Are we prepared to assure rapid enough decisions and actions? Science and Technology – Critical to victory

23 More Concerns Protecting our civil liberties How do we return to normalcy? What is preparedness? How much is enough? Fund what? Setting limits and priorities. The need for a dialogue with the American people about the reality of living long-term with some level of risk. Vision for how state and local stakeholders fit into the national strategy and prepare AMERICAN BATTLESPACE

24 As A Result There has been a profound change in U.S. security America is no longer isolated from terrorism The asymmetric threat of terrorism is now a strategic threat Not unlike Israelis, Americans must learn to cope with new dangers

25 al-Qaida seeks to: Obtain WMD Conduct attacks To Create fear and uncertainty – alter economic behavior – wreck the economy Destroy confidence Separate Americans from their government Seize political control in the Middle East Convert the infidels, destroy the West Fear and UncertaintyChemicalBiologicalNuclear Radiological Enhanced Conventional

26 Catastrophic Terrorism The threat of terrorism will last a long time Future terror may again include weapons of mass destruction We must guard against and prepare for the consequences of catastrophic terrorism

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