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States Continue Cleanup After Tornado Outbreak

- Several states have deployed National Guard troops to assist in security and cleanup after last week's tornado outbreak.

Morning Security Brief: NASA Breaches, Tornado Death Toll, Domestic Drone Crash, and More

- NASA says hackers have had full control of its systems. Tornado death toll reaches 39. Houston authorities crash their surveillance drone in the exact way the GAO warned about in 2008. And more.

PBS Pushes Next-Gen Emergency Alerts

- A new program will allow broadcasters to send emergency alerts directly to smartphones and other mobile devices.

Supply Chains

- A new law (formerly S.B. 657) in California requires that companies doing business in the state disclose their efforts to eradicate slave labor and human trafficking from their supply chains.

Emergency Alerts

- New technology is helping implement a 2006 executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to develop a next-generation public alert system. See the original directive.

Fighting Butterfly Effects with Starfish Resilience

- Preparing for the decade ahead.

Planning for Disaster

- In today’s global business environment, almost every company is at risk of supply-chain disruption from a man-made or natural disaster, though most won’t be as severe as last year’s earthquake-tsunami in Japan. While companies can’t control events, they can minimize the fallout their brands suffer with proper contingency planning.

Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide

- Healthcare professionals, emergency managers, and government officials will find in this work a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Psychologist: Mental First Aid Should Be Incorporated Into Resilience Plans

- After a traumatic event, psychological first aid can help a company and its employees get back on track.

Urban Area Perspective: Tuscaloosa

- Associate editor Matthew Harwood interviews David Hartin, director of the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency.

HHS Lists Top Disaster Apps For First Responders and the Public

- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Information Research Center has published a list of recommended smartphone apps and mobile optimized Web sites to put disaster information at the fingertips of both first responders and the public.

Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention

- Despite the number of contributors, the book is exceptionally well-written with a substantial quantity of carefully researched information.

Security of Mobile Communications

- Security of Mobile Communications provides detailed information on many aspects of communications security and would be valuable even to nontechnical security managers.

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