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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This DHS sponsored awareness event is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident....
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2002 – Beltway Sniper attacks
2002 – Beltway Sniper attacks
Oct 2 all-day
On October 2nd, 2002, James Martin was shot and killed, in what would become a series of sniper shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland. The shootings would then spread to Virginia before John Allen Muhammad, and Lee Boyd Malvo were apprehended on October 24th, 2002. For more information, see Serial No. 18:...
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2001 – Operation Enduring Freedom began
2001 – Operation Enduring Freedom began
Oct 7 all-day
On October 7th, 2001, U.S. and British forces initiated strikes which would start Operation Enduring Freedom. The objectives were to capture the leaders of Al-Qaeda, and to close terrorist training camps, among other objectives. For more information, see S. Hrg. 108–654: ‘Lessons Learned’ During Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation...
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International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference 2017
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference 2017
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition bring together dedicated professionals from federal, state, county, local, and tribal agencies for an unmatched educational program, renowned keynote speakers, community-building special events, and the largest collection of tactical equipment and technology solutions available for law enforcement.
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October 13th – International Day for Disaster Reduction
October 13th – International Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct 13 all-day
The International Day for Disaster Reduction started in 1989 with the approval by the United Nations General Assembly. The UN General Assembly sees International Day as a way to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Originally celebrated on the second Wednesday of October,...
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1989 – Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California
1989 – Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California
Oct 17 all-day
On October 17th, 1989 a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred approximately 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, CA, resulting in 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries, and an estimated $10 billion in damage. It was the largest earthquake to occur on the San Andreas fault since the great San Francisco earthquake in April 1906....
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2012 – Hurricane Sandy formed (dissipated 10/31)
2012 – Hurricane Sandy formed (dissipated 10/31)
Oct 22 all-day
2012 - Hurricane Sandy formed (dissipated 10/31)
On October 22nd, 2012, Hurricane Sandy formed off a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. It would end up killing at least 286 people over the span of eight countries. It is second only to Hurricane Katrina in total damages assessed. For more information, see the following resources: HSDL Featured...
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11th Annual Homeland Security Week
11th Annual Homeland Security Week
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
From the conference website: ” The 11th Annual Homeland Security Week taking place November 1-3 will bring together top homeland security leaders from government, industry and academia alike to take a deep dive into current challenges and future requirements necessary for numerous government agencies, all directly or indirectly responsible for U.S....
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2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference
2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
From the conference website: “The 2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference presented by the FLASH on October 25 – 27 in Atlanta, GA, will bring together the Nation’s foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement to share best practices, inspire, collaborate, and create meaningful action. Attendees will include leaders,...
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International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure @ New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
From the conference website:”We invite you to attend ASCE’s International Conferences on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)! This conference of civil engineers, urban architects, policy makers, technology experts, and related professionals will provide a showcase for the latest developments and advancements in design, construction, technology, policy and education related to sustainable infrastructure and...
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Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition
Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition @ Westin Gallaria Houston
Oct 30 – Nov 2 all-day
From the conference website: “It’s time to solve America’s water infrastructure challenges. AWWA’s newest conference is focused on addressing and protecting our asset and infrastructure challenges. With workshops, tours and five session tracks, this four-day conference and exposition will address water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through...
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