Security Mom

Security Mom

An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and your Home

Book - 2016 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"It's time to put the "home" back into our homeland. Part prescription and part memoir, this exceptional view of America's security concerns by a leading government Homeland Security advisor, Pulitzer Prize-finalist columnist, CNN analyst and mother of three delivers a message and a plan: security begins at home. "Soccer Moms" are so last decade. Juliette Kayyem is a "Security Mom." A national security expert who worked at the highest levels of government, and also a mom of three, she's lived it all--from the fears of being a target of an anthrax hoax, to the challenges of managing the BP Oil spill, to the more intimate challenges of defeating lice in her children's hair--and now she tells it all. Weaving her personal story of marriage and motherhood into a fast-paced account of managing the nation's most compelling disasters, Juliette recounts the milestones that mark the path of her unpredictable, daring, funny, and ultimately relatable life. In her insider's look at American emergency and disaster management, Juliette distills years of professional experience into smart, manageable guidelines for keeping your family safe in an unpredictable world. From stocking up on coloring books to stashing duplicate copies of valuable papers out of state, Juliette's wisdom does more than just prepare us to survive in an age of mayhem--it empowers us to thrive. Her message, the result of years working where tragedy has thrived, is ultimately positive: starting in our homes, each of us--every mom, dad, aunt, uncle, yes every citizen--has the capacity to build a more resilient nation. Security Mom is an utterly modern tale about the highs and lows of having-it-all parenthood and a candid, sometimes shocking, behind-the-scenes look inside the high-stakes world of national security. Unlike so many in her field who seem invested on terrifying citizens into paralysis, Juliette's motto has always been "don't scare, prepare!" In her signature refreshing style, Juliette reveals how she came to learn that homeland security is not simply about tragedy and terror; it is about what we can do every day to keep each other strong and safe"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476733746
Branch Call Number: 363.3209 KAYYEM
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 01, 2016

Great job, Juliette! Over 1,000 DHS badges and ID papers missing; 743 rifles and handguns missing from the DHS, the cyber security program meant to protect the OPM coded in China!
Great job on 9/11, Juliette!
Great job on the Times Squre Bomber, Juliette!
Great job on the underwear bomber, Juliette!
Great job on the Boston Marathon Bombing, Juliette!
Great job on ISIS, Juliette!
Great job on San Bernardino, Juliette - - how could anyone possibly be suspicious of a Sunni food inspector with a municipal government in California who goes to Saudi Arabia for an arranged marriage to a Sunni extremist Pakistani pharmacology graduate?
Oh wow, security moms, how did we ever live without them?
Since Juliette's bio includes: // former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on the faculty at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and head of her own security advising company. \\ she should be able to explain why there were so many air marshals who were busted and convicted, why the TSA hired convicted felons, why so many millionaires were formerly with the CIA, NSA, DIA and State Department [and no, they weren't financial geniuses] and where all that missing $12 trillion went to? ? ? ?


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