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The New Preparedness Challenge: Transitioning Resilience from Theory to Reality

Prevention Response and Recovery used to be the principal objectives of the U S homeland security strategy That blessed trinity has now expanded to a better balanced quartet thanks in large part to various studies and official reports that have focused public and political attention on the need for Resilience

HLS & EM: Blueprinting the Future

Today 8217 s homeland security and emergency management professionals are highly skilled and exceptionally well motivated Their second most important goal though 8211 after keeping the nation safe 8211 is to ensure that their second and third generation successors are even more competent and capable than the first generation leaders

National Recovery Doctrine: The Next Preparedness Frontier

Recovery operations cannot begin until the first responders have finished their work But recovery plans can and should be in place well before disaster strikes To date though there has been very little movement on the promulgation of a detailed Recovery Doctrine

Providing Systems Engineering Support to State & Local Jurisdictions

The federal government has told the nation 8217 s states and cities to build up their homeland security capabilities 8211 a difficult and costly task at any time but even more so during a recession Here is one way to solve the 8220 unfunded mandates 8221 dilemma

NLE-09: A Major Test for the Obama Administration

The former TOPOFF domestic preparedness exercises designed to test the capabilities and fortitude of the U S defense DHS hierarchy have evolved into a new format 8211 which the nation 8217 s new commander in chief will meet face to face next month

Needed: More Effective Resources for Homeland Security

Few if any states will reject federal funds earmarked for any purpose or program But recent analyses suggest that a high percentage of federal level allocations for local homeland security plans and programs are not as well targeted as they should be

Dennis R. Schrader, Deputy Administrator, National Preparedness, and Glenn Cannon, Assistant Administrator for Disaster Operations, FEMA

Domestic Preparedness met with Dennis R Schrader Deputy Administrator National Preparedness FEMA Schrader the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency deputy administrator for national preparedness accompanied by Glenn Cannon FEMA assistant director for disaster operations discusses the soon to be released final version of the National Response Framework NRF

Dennis R. Schrader, Deputy Administrator, National Preparedness, FEMA

The new DHS 8220 All Hazards 8221 leader shares his views on the funding and operations of Incident Management Assistance Teams Emergency Operations Centers and other components of today 8217 s 8220 forward leaning 8221 Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability

Article Out Loud – Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

  Full article by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, two attendees of a Senate briefing on “The State of Emergency Management” discuss the assistance needs of emergency managers working behind the scenes to ensure

Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

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