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By Domestic Preparedness / February 28, 2024
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The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

By Robert J. (Bob) Roller / February 7, 2024
  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies. Revisiting this concept can help leaders more rapidly and effectively address modern threats. Emergency managers...

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

By Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price / February 14, 2024
  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests intelligence failures occurred during Pearl Harbor, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the bombing of the USS...
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A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

By Marek N. Posard and Jessica Jensen / February 21, 2024
  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls, possibly backed by the Chinese government, used social media to spread falsehoods. Among the misinformation...
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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

By David Winks / February 21, 2024
  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a...
A cruise ship and a cargo ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles

Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

By Gene Seroka / February 14, 2024
  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in 2023, a port in Japan was the victim of an alleged Russian cyberattack, which disrupted...

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

By Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe / February 7, 2024
  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination. This practice seems to be a recurring theme in many major disasters up to the...

Article Out Loud – Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

By Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price / February 14, 2024
  Full article by Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, two homeland security experts discuss how combating potential threats and avoiding intelligence failures involves identifying the...

Article Out Loud – Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

By Gene Seroka / February 14, 2024
  Full article by Gene Seroka, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles shares the port's efforts to combat millions of cyber-intrusion threats each...

Article Out Loud – The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

By Robert J. (Bob) Roller / February 7, 2024
  Full article by Robert J. (Bob) Roller, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 7, 2024. In this featured article, a federal emergency planner explains how preparedness strategies have shifted over the years based on the threats that...

Domestic Preparedness Journal

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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February 2024

February 28, 2024
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Five soldiers load boxes of water into a U.S. Navy helicopter on a tarmac

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

February 7, 2024
  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies. Revisiting this concept can help leaders more rapidly and effectively address modern threats. Emergency managers...

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

February 14, 2024
  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests intelligence failures occurred during Pearl Harbor, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the bombing of the USS...
A boat harbor at night, sunken dock, and smoke-filled sky

A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

February 21, 2024
  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls, possibly backed by the Chinese government, used social media to spread falsehoods. Among the misinformation...
Power lines against a blue sky

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

February 21, 2024
  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a...
A cruise ship and a cargo ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles

Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

February 14, 2024
  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in 2023, a port in Japan was the victim of an alleged Russian cyberattack, which disrupted...

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

February 7, 2024
  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination. This practice seems to be a recurring theme in many major disasters up to the...

Article Out Loud – Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

February 14, 2024
  Full article by Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, two homeland security experts discuss how combating potential threats and avoiding intelligence failures involves identifying the...

Article Out Loud – Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

February 14, 2024
  Full article by Gene Seroka, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles shares the port's efforts to combat millions of cyber-intrusion threats each...

Article Out Loud – The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

February 7, 2024
  Full article by Robert J. (Bob) Roller, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 7, 2024. In this featured article, a federal emergency planner explains how preparedness strategies have shifted over the years based on the threats that...

Domestic Preparedness Journal

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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Article Out Loud – A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

  Full article by Ernesto Ballesteros, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 28, 2024. In this featured article, a cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or

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Nation-State Threats – Preparing at All Levels

In August 2023, Maui faced its deadliest wildfire in modern history – taking more than 100 lives and destroying thousands of homes and structures. That…

Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

Seldom has there been a simultaneous evolution of two powerful and complementary technologies – artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing (QC). AI refers to machines…

A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

  Information Technology (IT) enables government and private sector services at all levels to deliver healthcare, treat wastewater, facilitate the administration of government and emergency…

A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls,…

Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in…

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests…

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies.…

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination.…

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February 2024

February 28, 2024
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Five soldiers load boxes of water into a U.S. Navy helicopter on a tarmac

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

February 7, 2024
  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies. Revisiting this concept can help leaders more rapidly and effectively address modern threats. Emergency managers...

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

February 14, 2024
  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests intelligence failures occurred during Pearl Harbor, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the bombing of the USS...
A boat harbor at night, sunken dock, and smoke-filled sky

A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

February 21, 2024
  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls, possibly backed by the Chinese government, used social media to spread falsehoods. Among the misinformation...
Power lines against a blue sky

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

February 21, 2024
  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a...
A cruise ship and a cargo ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles

Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

February 14, 2024
  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in 2023, a port in Japan was the victim of an alleged Russian cyberattack, which disrupted...

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

February 7, 2024
  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination. This practice seems to be a recurring theme in many major disasters up to the...

Article Out Loud – Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

February 14, 2024
  Full article by Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, two homeland security experts discuss how combating potential threats and avoiding intelligence failures involves identifying the...

Article Out Loud – Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

February 14, 2024
  Full article by Gene Seroka, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles shares the port's efforts to combat millions of cyber-intrusion threats each...

Article Out Loud – The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

February 7, 2024
  Full article by Robert J. (Bob) Roller, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 7, 2024. In this featured article, a federal emergency planner explains how preparedness strategies have shifted over the years based on the threats that...

Domestic Preparedness Journal

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Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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