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Spotlight Report: Weldon Meets With Fire Service Leaders

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), founder of the Congressional Fire Caucus, discusses current programs and future funding prospects with CFSI leaders on the occasion of the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.

Dennis Atwood, National Program Manager, MMRS

The MMRS national program manager discusses the program & comments on how local MMRS managers are planning to use community resources to respond to mass-casualty events until external assistance arrives and is operational.

Dennis Atwood, National Program Manager, MMRS

The MMRS national program manager discusses the program & comments on how local MMRS managers are planning to use community resources to respond to mass-casualty events until external assistance arrives and is operational.

Nuclear Resiliency: Command Attention Required

The WWII Manhattan Project mahy serve as the model for a new approach to solve today’s homeland-security problems. A major improvement in senior leadership is needed, and a reallocation of resources, but that would be only the start.

Major General Michael Kostelnik, USAF (Ret)

DomPrep’s John Morton met with Major General Micheal C. Kostelnik, USAF (Ret.), assistant commissioner for Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine, CBP’s newly integrated Air and Marine organization.DomPrep has divided the 42 minute interview into eight segments.  Listen to Audio Segment OneAir/Marine Integration – The Structure for Administrative and Tactical

Terrorism, LE, and the Relevance of Failed States

DPJ’s managing editor discusses a complex new factor in the terrorism/counterterrorism equation: the dangers posed to the Free World by nations out of control, with nothing to lose, and unable to cope with their own political and economic problems.

Major General Donna Barbisch, USA (Ret)

DomPrep’s John Morton met with Major General Donna F. Barbisch, USA (Ret.)” … Barbisch prioritizes planning … when it comes to [providing] medical support in catastrophic-incident responses.”DomPrep has divided the 43 minute interview into four segments.  Listen to Audio Segment One“Leveraging existing health system assets for integrated training/planning … [to increase]

Rear Admiral Joseph L. Nimmich, USCG, Director, Global Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Strategy

Domestic Preparedness’ John Morton met with Rear Admiral Joseph Nimmich, USCG, Director, Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Strategy. Rear Admiral Nimmich spells out details of the DHS October 2005 plan to implement a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) architecture that goes beyond pure intelligence sharing to include broad information sharing. How the

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Article Out Loud – The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions.

Article Out Loud – Local Security: The Forgotten Factor in Relief Operations

  By Joseph W. Trindal, An Article Out Loud Flashback from Domestic Preparedness, originally published on February 24, 2010. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti exposed many weaknesses in the local infrastructure. Learn how security gaps and concerns presented even more problems for the relief effort. Narrated by Elisa DeLeon. Listen

Article Out Loud – A Failure To Over-Communicate

  By Terry Hastings, An Article Out Loud Flashback from Domestic Preparedness, originally published on May 10, 2017. Emergency managers (and others) often fail to fully engage and educate the whole community. This 2017 article discusses the need to over-communicate and explore new ways to educate people. Narrated by Elisa

Article Out Loud – Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Expenditures (NHE) accounted for $4.3 trillion, or 18.3% of the U.S. gross domestic product. The HPH

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