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Resilience-Based CI and Domestic Preparedness: A Long-Overdue Imperative

  In one of the latest in a long and unacceptable list of otherwise avoidable critical infrastructure (CI)-enabled consequences, on March 26, 2024, the combination of a vulnerable bridge structure coupled with a loss of power on an outbound ship produced a catastrophic infrastructure failure when that ship collided with the Key Bridge in the port of Baltimore, Maryland. That local incident produced cascading consequences on land and sea transportation routes and trade into and…

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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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Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

New technologies offer new ways to train personnel and exercise public health responses like COVID 19 and prepare response agencies for many other threats and hazards Gamification integrates realistic scenarios in a controlled environment that can enhance community capabilities and build interagency collaboration and coordination Learn more about this training
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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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A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency So it should not be brushed off as an IT thing A

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

Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

When homeowners choose to elevate their homes above flood levels they may compromise the structural integrity of the building if the elevation method does not

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Resilience-Based CI and Domestic Preparedness: A Long-Overdue Imperative

  In one of the latest in a long and unacceptable list of otherwise avoidable critical infrastructure (CI)-enabled consequences, on March 26, 2024, the combination of a vulnerable bridge structure coupled with a loss of power on an outbound ship produced a catastrophic infrastructure failure when that ship collided with the Key Bridge in the port of Baltimore, Maryland. That local incident produced cascading consequences on land and sea transportation routes and trade into and…

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Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive diverse movement of impactful community engagement Explore the inspiring stories of some

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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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