April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

A group of people with eclipse glasses looking up to the sky in front of a NASA welcome signOn April 8, 2024, the path of the total solar eclipse will cross much of the middle section of the United States – from Mexico to Canada. As solar eclipse groups move from planning to operations, find out how emergency preparedness and response professionals can provide guidance to their community partners and promote safe and successful events.

Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

Headphones hanging on cubicle partition in empty call center officeIn an emergency, call 911. This simple instruction is easy to remember, but many do not know about the people, training, and technology required to make this lifesaving tool available 24-7. Learn about what happens inside the four walls of an emergency communications center and the strategic planning every community needs to ensure that someone is always there to answer calls for help.

Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

woman sitting at a table with various radio equipmentVolunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Explore the inspiring stories of some remarkable women breaking barriers and building resilient communication networks in the heart of amateur radio.

Executive Function: The Crisis Leader’s Edge in a High-Pressure World

Human brain in a thunderstorm, 3d rendering, AI-generatedDisaster management and leadership in a fast-paced and complex world demands more than technical skills and knowledge. By understanding how the brain works and the role that executive function plays, crisis leaders can be better equipped to make tough decisions and lead effectively under the toughest pressures.

Nation-State Threats – Preparing at All Levels

The February 2024 edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal builds awareness of some of the nation’s threats and vulnerabilities. Discover protective measures and approaches for combating nation-state threats and strengthening homeland security and national resilience.

Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

a computer generated image of a ball of string shaped like a brainThe development of artificial intelligence and quantum computing has exploded in recent years. However, as many countries find new ways to leverage these technologies for the public good, some are leveraging them for geopolitical influence, cyberattacks, and other nefarious reasons. Find out what measures could protect against threats as these technologies continue to evolve.

A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Two women and one man sit in a dark room at a computer table with three monitors. Behind the monitors is a world map with markers protrudingCybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. So, it should not be brushed off as an “IT thing.” A cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how the continuity of government and operations depends on a collaborative approach.

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Power lines against a blue skyImagine 3,500 spiders, each with their own style, getting together to create a giant web. That’s how this author describes the U.S. power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber, physical, and electromagnetic pulse attacks.
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