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A Conversation That Should Have Happened

Appointment to an emergency management position is a proud moment as well as a moment that creates doubt, anxiety, and internal questioning of one’s own ability to handle a major catastrophe. Questions arise about the community’s hazards awareness, the status of the local emergency operations plan, and the proverbial, “What

Local Heroes Helping Their Fellow Citizens With Disabilities

In 2005, the Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee (CREPC) in Hartford, Connecticut, experienced success in many areas of emergency response preparation. Building on homeland security grants, regional leadership, a common mission, and sheer determination, most activities carried out by the committee, and the agencies represented on the committee, were a

DomPrep Action Plan Preview

The DomPrep Action Plan report includes key talking points for building and sustaining a resilient nation. On 13 November 2012, Admiral Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.) – a former Coast Guard Commandant – and other practitioners from across the nation gathered to discuss ways of bolstering collaboration, sustaining collaborative networks, supporting

FINAL REPORT: Building Resilient Regions for a Secure and Resilient Nation

Resilience is about mobilizing human potential, especially at the individual citizen and local government level. Through surveys and discussions, key professional decision makers from local, state, and federal governments, non-governmental organizations, and private-sector partners have provided both qualitative and quantitative feedback for building resilient regions. DomPrep has compiled that feedback

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Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

Article Out Loud – A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

  Full article by Ernesto Ballesteros, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 28, 2024. In this featured article, a cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. The continuity of government and operations depends on a

Article Out Loud – Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

  Full article by David Winks, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 21, 2024. In this featured article, a cyber defense expert describes the complexities of protecting the power grid from cyber, physical, and electromagnetic pulse attacks. Like a giant spider web, the grid connects power companies and

Article Out Loud – Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

  Full article by Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, two homeland security experts discuss how combating potential threats and avoiding intelligence failures involves identifying the signals and warnings in available information and connecting the dots.

Article Out Loud – Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

Full article by Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe, an Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, February 7, 2023.From “Lord of the Flies” to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, significant consequences have been blamed on failures of imagination. In this featured article, a national security and resiliency expert encourages leaders to

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