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The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

By Robert J. (Bob) Roller / February 7, 2024
  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies. Revisiting this concept can help leaders more rapidly and effectively address modern threats. Emergency managers...
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Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management

By Tara Leigh Goode / January 24, 2024
  Every time threatening weather approaches Grant County, Minnesota, Emergency Management Director Tina Lindquist has a gut-wrenching decision to make. While taking steps to prepare for the unknown and inform the public, Lindquist also works with the six volunteer fire...
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Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

By Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou and Yong Yoo / January 24, 2024
  Communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast experience severe flooding events that cause extensive casualties and property damage. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina generated storm surges as high as 11.45 feet (3.5 m) along the state of Louisiana’s coast and cost...

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

By Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price / February 14, 2024
  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests intelligence failures occurred during Pearl Harbor, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the bombing of the USS...
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Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

By Gene Seroka / February 14, 2024
  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in 2023, a port in Japan was the victim of an alleged Russian cyberattack, which disrupted...

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

By Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe / February 7, 2024
  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination. This practice seems to be a recurring theme in many major disasters up to the...

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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

By David Winks / February 21, 2024
  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a...
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A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

By Marek N. Posard and Jessica Jensen / February 21, 2024
  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls, possibly backed by the Chinese government, used social media to spread falsehoods. Among the misinformation...

Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

By Michael Valiente / January 31, 2024
  Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership, a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders. In the 2018 book “Transforming Disaster Response,” Professor William Lester offered three fundamental factors for transformational leadership to...

Domestic Preparedness Journal

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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Five soldiers load boxes of water into a U.S. Navy helicopter on a tarmac

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

February 7, 2024
  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies. Revisiting this concept can help leaders more rapidly and effectively address modern threats. Emergency managers...
A group of people watching radar equipment being lifted into the air by a large crane.

Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management

January 24, 2024
  Every time threatening weather approaches Grant County, Minnesota, Emergency Management Director Tina Lindquist has a gut-wrenching decision to make. While taking steps to prepare for the unknown and inform the public, Lindquist also works with the six volunteer fire...
Two-level stucco house with water damage on stairs

Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

January 24, 2024
  Communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast experience severe flooding events that cause extensive casualties and property damage. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina generated storm surges as high as 11.45 feet (3.5 m) along the state of Louisiana’s coast and cost...

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

February 14, 2024
  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests intelligence failures occurred during Pearl Harbor, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the bombing of the USS...
A cruise ship and a cargo ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles

Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

February 14, 2024
  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in 2023, a port in Japan was the victim of an alleged Russian cyberattack, which disrupted...

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

February 7, 2024
  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination. This practice seems to be a recurring theme in many major disasters up to the...

January 2024

January 31, 2024
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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

February 21, 2024
  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a...
A boat harbor at night, sunken dock, and smoke-filled sky

A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

February 21, 2024
  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls, possibly backed by the Chinese government, used social media to spread falsehoods. Among the misinformation...

Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

January 31, 2024
  Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership, a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders. In the 2018 book “Transforming Disaster Response,” Professor William Lester offered three fundamental factors for transformational leadership to...

Domestic Preparedness Journal

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in…

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests…

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies.…

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination.…

Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

  The Commercial Facilities Sector is one of the 16 critical sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The versatility, resilience, and capacity…

Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

  Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership, a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders. In the 2018…

New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities

For many, January is a time for New Year’s resolutions – opportunities to avoid making past mistakes and a renewed energy for change and setting…

Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

  Communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast experience severe flooding events that cause extensive casualties and property damage. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina generated storm surges…

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Five soldiers load boxes of water into a U.S. Navy helicopter on a tarmac

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

February 7, 2024
  The recent increase in both global tensions and the frequency of natural disasters should spur discussion about the overlooked concept of national security emergencies. Revisiting this concept can help leaders more rapidly and effectively address modern threats. Emergency managers...
A group of people watching radar equipment being lifted into the air by a large crane.

Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management

January 24, 2024
  Every time threatening weather approaches Grant County, Minnesota, Emergency Management Director Tina Lindquist has a gut-wrenching decision to make. While taking steps to prepare for the unknown and inform the public, Lindquist also works with the six volunteer fire...
Two-level stucco house with water damage on stairs

Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

January 24, 2024
  Communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast experience severe flooding events that cause extensive casualties and property damage. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina generated storm surges as high as 11.45 feet (3.5 m) along the state of Louisiana’s coast and cost...

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

February 14, 2024
  “The overriding conclusion was that the government’s principal failure in 9/11 was a failure to ‘connect the dots’.” –Brookings Institute Like 9/11, evidence suggests intelligence failures occurred during Pearl Harbor, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the bombing of the USS...
A cruise ship and a cargo ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles

Fighting Cyberattacks at the Western Hemisphere’s Busiest Port

February 14, 2024
  Ports worldwide are responsible for moving billions of dollars of cargo annually, making them highly visible and vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. For example, in 2023, a port in Japan was the victim of an alleged Russian cyberattack, which disrupted...

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

February 7, 2024
  Two decades ago, the 9/11 Commission Report stated that the most critical failure in preventing and preparing for the attacks was one of imagination. This practice seems to be a recurring theme in many major disasters up to the...

January 2024

January 31, 2024
Download Full Issue
Power lines against a blue sky

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

February 21, 2024
  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a...
A boat harbor at night, sunken dock, and smoke-filled sky

A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency

February 21, 2024
  Soon after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui in August 2023 – causing more than $5 billion in damage – reports of online trolls, possibly backed by the Chinese government, used social media to spread falsehoods. Among the misinformation...

Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

January 31, 2024
  Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership, a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders. In the 2018 book “Transforming Disaster Response,” Professor William Lester offered three fundamental factors for transformational leadership to...

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Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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