Author: Carrie Creasey

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Steve Russ and Sgt. Robert Chavez, both Colorado Army National Guardsmen with the 8th Civil Support Team, dispose of simulated hazardous material during a tornado scenario July 23, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo., as part of exercise Vigilant Guard Colorado. Vigilant Guard is a series of federally funded disaster-response drills conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares, U.S. Air National Guard/Released)

Free Online Training Available for Disaster Researchers

As a part of its ongoing CONVERGE series of free online training modules, The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder recently released the CONVERGE Social Vulnerability and Disasters Training Module.  The CONVERGE series “advances social science, engineering, and interdisciplinary research and establishes and strengthens networks between disciplinary communities”....

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Lessons Learned in Disaster and Emergency Response

When a major disaster or emergency strikes, having an up-to-date emergency management plan in place is vital to helping emergency responders act quickly and effectively. In support of this goal, and its overarching strategic plan, this week the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Fourth Edition of...

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Assessing Global Health Security: Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Infectious disease outbreaks spread without regard for national borders. The capacity of one country to prevent, prepare for, and respond to a public health emergency has direct implications — and potential consequences — for neighboring countries and the global community at large. That’s why leaders from the Nuclear Threat Initiative,...

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Information Disorder: The Growing Threat of Weaponized Narratives

In this 2019 Threatcasting Lab report, titled Information Disorder Machines: Weaponizing Narrative and the Future of the United States of America, author Brian David Johnson discusses insights and findings from a recent Threatcasting Lab workshop exploring future threats posed by information disorder machines (IDMs) and the implications for U.S. homeland...