NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

The November Edition of Security Management is Completely Digital

Security Management is back with another all-digital edition.

Sandy Prompts Early Launch of Google Emergency Alert Feature

The new feature, Google Public Alerts, was originally scheduled to launch in November, but was released early to help disseminate Hurricane Sandy information.

Communicating in a Crisis

Social media outlets can provide companies with a unique way to get their message out during a crisis.

Using Twitter to Track Disease Outbreaks

By the time public health alerts are issued and the media picks up the story, people have already been talking about an illness for weeks on social media. A new Web application, MappyHealth, uses Twitter to monitor and produce automatic reports on what people are talking about most. It's latest tool in the disease surveillance arsenal.

FEMA Releases Disaster Preparedness Video Series

Originally delayed because of Hurricane Isaac response operations, FEMA has released a series of PSAs on Thursday for National Preparedness Month.

Comcast’s 9-11 Lessons

What Comcast Center learned from 9-11, plus security at the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia and at a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center.
 




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