Author: Erin Dauphinais-Soos

President Trump Releases the 2020 Federal Mission Resilience Strategy

The White House has released the Federal Mission Resilience Strategy along with Executive Order 13961: Governance and Integration of Federal Mission Resilience.  The President of the United States recognizes the threat of “unforeseen events including natural disasters, pandemics, cyber threats, and kinetic or electromagnetic pulse attacks” and states that the...

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2020 National Preparedness Report

FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have released the 2020 National Preparedness Report, based on data through December 31, 2019.  The National Preparedness Report (NPR) “summarizes the progress made, and challenges that remain, in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to,...

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CHDS’ December 2020 Commencement: Remarks by Chad F. Wolf

On December 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Commencement remarks of Acting Secretary, Chad F. Wolf.  He congratulates the graduates for their “dedication and hard work,” noting that “2020 has been a challenging year, but it’s important that we...

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Taking Back Control: Rockefeller Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Plan

The Rockefeller Foundation has released Taking Back Control: a Resetting to America’s Response to Covid-19, an urgent plea for the United States to do more “to slow the catastrophic spread of Covid-19.”  Although vaccinations are now being released, the report argues that “The country cannot afford another six months of...

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Global Terrorism Index 2020

The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in collaboration with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) led by the University of Maryland has released its Global Terrorism Index 2020 report.  The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) analyzes “the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7 per...