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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 “R” Word

Resilience has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. However, the objective of building resilience should go beyond hazard mitigation. With 2024 being FEMA’s “Year of Resilience,” it is a good time for professionals to start rethinking this concept.
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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 and
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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 this
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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. Learn more

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

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.

Energy Sector Perspectives

From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the refined petroleum products powering vehicles

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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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Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

In an emergency, call 911. This simple instruction is easy to remember, but many do not know about the people, training, and technology required to

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

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