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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

  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 new tactic that could happen close to home. When the lights, Wi-Fi, and cellular services go out, it may not be as simple as waiting for them to come back on. When all the city…

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Beyond Patient Care: Family Reunification Planning for Hospitals

To meet a community’s mass care family reunification needs after a disaster, hospitals and other healthcare facilities must have plans and procedures in place for mass casualty incident response, which goes beyond patient care. Here are some recommendations for them to develop a collaborative strategic plan.

Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised. The integrated transportation network must be protected from threats and other risks.

Emerging Technologies, Part 5 – Legal and Privacy Concerns

This is Part 5 of a five-part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters. This part focuses on the legal and privacy concerns with emerging technologies.

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions.

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Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Expenditures (NHE) accounted for $4.3 trillion, or 18.3% of the U.S. gross domestic

Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Violence in healthcare facilities significantly challenges patients, providers, support staff, visitors, and first responders. However, healthcare-specific information and tools can help protect staff, patients, and

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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

  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 new tactic that could happen close to home. When the lights, Wi-Fi, and cellular services go out, it may not be as simple as waiting for them to come back on. When all the city…

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Biosafety Laboratory Issues and Failures

Concerns regarding unexpected biological incidents and their public health implications were discussed in a 2014 Domestic Preparedness biosecurity and bioterrorism article. From the improper possession

Leader of the Pack – Canine Detection

In the wake of a disaster, time is critical for locating survivors and recovering bodies. This type of work requires training, skills, and abilities acquired

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