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National Security: A Range of Threats

  The United States faces myriad threats, from the porous southwest border to common adversaries – Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. Combining the known actors, the ongoing threat of spillover violence from the Israel-Hamas War, and a surge of confidence among Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) supporters, the United States has cause for concern. The heightened level of imminent threats raises concerns across the intelligence community spectrum: On April 12, 2024, Mike Casey, the director…

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The Missing Plague Vials

A true story of missing bubonic plague vials an airport bomb threat and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities and threats Perspectives may differ but the concerns are real and provide an opportunity to learn and prepare
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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

Emergency managers public health officials and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness but what about mental fitness Without focused mental agility in even one of the emergency management phases mistakes or subpar performance are likely Learn about this author s new acronym that can help prioritize mental
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Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close
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The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

After the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001 homeland security education expanded to ensure that local state tribal territorial and federal agencies had the tools they needed to combat these threats This academic leader shares how homeland security programs change to meet new challenges and evolving threats

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Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

Commercial facilities dominate the U S economy contributing trillions of dollars to the U S gross domestic product while employing and supporting millions of jobs

Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace enough so that life property and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised

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

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National Security: A Range of Threats

  The United States faces myriad threats, from the porous southwest border to common adversaries – Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. Combining the known actors, the ongoing threat of spillover violence from the Israel-Hamas War, and a surge of confidence among Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) supporters, the United States has cause for concern. The heightened level of imminent threats raises concerns across the intelligence community spectrum: On April 12, 2024, Mike Casey, the director…

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Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Violence in healthcare facilities significantly challenges patients providers support staff visitors and first responders However healthcare specific information and tools can help protect staff patients

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges

Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted violent events threaten staff and students physical psychological and emotional well being in public schools However the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns

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