NEWS & ANALYSIS

Has DHS Abandoned Resilience?

A subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee wants to know.

U.S. Must be More Resilient to Disasters and Terrorism, Experts Explain

Private and public experts briefed Congress on the importance of critical infrastructure resilience and how the country should improve its ability to recover quickly from large-scale disruptions.

I-35W Bridge Collapse Report Issued by U.S. Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that emergency response efforts at the time of the I35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1, 2007, were generally good. It discusses issues where lessons can be learned.

Senate Studies Nuke Attack Response

Expert witnesses outlined the tremendous difficulty of disaster response amid the terror and chaos of a successful nuclear attack against the United States.

Legislation Seeks DHS Grants for Schools

Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) has drafted legislation that explicitly states schools are eligible for homeland security block grants.

Earthquake Shakes Northeast Nevada

The earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale and hit close to the Nevada-Utah border near the sparsely populated town of Wells, Nevada.

Financial Industry Ready for Pandemic Flu

A new public-private report says the financial industry would remain operational during a severe global pandemic flu, even as absenteeism reached 49 percent.

Disaster Response Plan Gets Praise

The final version of the Department of Homeland Security's National Response Plan addresses state concerns with an earlier draft, says the Washington Post.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

State Homeland Security Advisors Unhappy with Federal Government

A new report from the National Governors Association shows deep dissatisfaction with the federal government among state homeland security officials .
 




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