Scenario: Because of your technical and academic expertise as a graduate of CSU, and your experience in this arena, you have been tasked to produce a brief presentation to be used as an organizational/departmental training tool regarding homeland security technologies as they pertain to criminal and terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), responder protective measures, and personal protective equipment (PPE) technologies in your specific area of responsibility (AOR) and public safety mission.
The purpose of this case study is to allow you the opportunity to apply the concepts and information you learned in this and all other units with regards to the development, implementation, and proposed future use of WMD and radiological/nuclear responder protective measures and PPE technologies within the homeland security and domestic response operations construct. This assignment also provides you with the opportunity to use your skills, expertise, and experience to enrich your response.
For this assignment, read any academically appropriate publications that you have found through your research on this topic that addresses the aforementioned criteria, and compose a paper applying what you have learned in this and previous lessons. Also, address access and availability of PPE and detection equipment, the challenges of employing and operating the tools of your trade while in PPE (for example, weapons, communications equipment, stethoscopes, etc.) in an ongoing multi-modal terrorist attack (as well as from the threat of secondary devices), and limitations related to the ability to share resources due to standardization of equipment that you would be required to address in your role as a first responder or other responding homeland security asset, if you were responding to a WMD or radiological/nuclear incident. Also be sure to discuss the importance of maintaining PPE and the role of research and development of future WMD and/or radiological/nuclear detection and PPE technologies in helping to keep first responders and others safe.
Finally, discuss what you have learned through researching this case study as well as the overall value of this research as it relates to your current or desired position. In your paper, be sure to discuss what you have learned about the technologies/devices used for safeguarding, screening/detection and response related to WMD and radiological/nuclear threats as well as their vulnerabilities.
The completed assignment must be a minimum of two pages in length, not including the title page and reference list, provided as a Word document, and references and citations must be provided using APA format. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. To supplement your discussion, you may use your textbook, professional journal articles, case studies, scholarly papers, or other scholarly material such as academic, governmental, or industry publications other sites you may find pertinent