Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Careers

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

In the wake of 9/11 and the signing of the Homeland Security Act, many government agencies have taken on new responsibilities in order to provide greater protection to citizens of the United States. As a result of this unprecedented change, careers in homeland security and counterterrorism are open to individuals with diverse interests and career goals. This series, which will be completed in time to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11, explores the specialized careers and support positions of these critical agencies, providing details on employment requirements, training, responsibilities, and special equipment used on the job.

  • Introduces the reader to an exciting range of homeland security and antiterrorism careers
  • Explores the history of government agencies and how they contribute to homeland security
  • Offers easily accessible and timely information for book reports
  • Explains various education levels needed to qualify for differing careers
  • Special focus on one or more exciting positions in each agency
  • Supports the History/Social Studies, Civics, and American Government curricula
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2006
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Air Marshal and Careers in Transportation Security

Air Marshal and Careers in Transportation Security

Janet Souter
After the tragic events of 9/11, the security of our nation’s transportation systems became more necessary than ever. From screeners and inspectors to the air marshals keeping watch in the sky, thousands of men and women face unique challenges every day...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2647-6
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Operations Officer and Careers in the CIA

Operations Officer and Careers in the CIA

Paul Hansen
In order to protect the United States and its citizens, up-to-date information gathered from around the world is essential. The men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency perform this job every day, sifting through newspapers and television broadcasts, satellite photos, and reports from foreign agents...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2649-0
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Secret Service Agent and Careers in Federal Protection

Secret Service Agent and Careers in Federal Protection

Gerry Souter
While some government agencies are responsible for protecting the entire country, the Secret Service and the Federal Protective Service have very special jobs: safeguarding the lives of our top elected officials and ensuring the safety of the people who work in federal buildings across the United States...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2651-3
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Special Agent and Careers in the FBI

Special Agent and Careers in the FBI

Ann Graham Gaines Rodriguez
With over thirty thousand employees, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is well staffed to investigate crimes, stop spies from other countries, assist other law enforcement agencies, and, most importantly, protect the United States against terrorists...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2648-3
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