NEWS & ANALYSIS

Post-Sandy Analysis Reveals Challenges, Successes for FEMA

An evaluation of FEMA's response to Superstorm Sandy was published in July of this year, outlining challenges and successes for the federal agency in dealing with one of the deadliest and most destructive U.S. storms on record.

Review: NIMs for EOCs (DVD)

The Emergency Film Group has created a training and familiarization package for government personnel at all levels to learn or review the essentials of NIMS and the related matters associated with emergency response.

United States Can Do More to Prepare for CBRNE Events

Dr. Paul Stockton, president of Cloud Peak Analytics, says the United States has taken steps to respond effectively to a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives) event at home and abroad, but more can be done to strengthen that response.

Morning Security Brief: Monster Tornado Hits Oklahoma, Court to Hear Whistleblower Case, and More

A tornado hit Oklahoma yesterday afternoon leaving dozens dead, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a whistleblowing case, and a Senate committee approves fingerprinting for foreigners leaving the United States.

FEMA Releases Three National Planning Frameworks to Meet National Preparedness Goal

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released three of five National Planning Frameworks today, each of which is designed to help the country be better prepared for any emergency.

Morning Security Brief: Latest on Boston Marathon Blasts

A pair of deadly explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday killed three and the number of wounded is now reported to exceed 150. The FBI is heading the investigation of the attacks, and cities around the world are on high alert after the bombings.

Lessons From Last Year's Destructive Derecho

When a small thunderstorm cell that formed in central Iowa in June 2012 grew into a monster storm called a derecho, 22 people lost their lives, and residents from the Midwest to the East Coast suffered extensive property loss and power outages. Read about how the states of Maryland and Virginia used the experience to develop recommendations for making utilities and the cities they serve more resilient to future storms.

First Anthrax Anti-Toxin Approved for Emergency Use

A first-of-its-kind countermeasure has been approved by the FDA to treat the most lethal form of anthrax.

Agency of Last Resort

Communities will turn to the local fire department in the aftermath of a disaster, says a recent report, and fire officials must be prepared.

Morning Security Brief: LA ID Cards Approved, Security Industry Responds to Sandy, Boko Haram Expansion, and More

LA Council approved a plan for city IDs for undocumented immigrants. Several companies in the security industry have stepped up to provide assistance after Hurricane Sandy. Boko Haram expands its reach And More.
 




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