Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

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2021 Deadliest Year for Law Enforcement Officers

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reports 2021 was the deadliest year for law enforcement officers on record. According to the recently released 2021 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report, law enforcement line-of-duty deaths totaled 458 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers in 2021. This is an...

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Global Risks Report 2022

The World Economic Forum has released Global Risks Report 2022. This 17th edition of the Global Risks Report identifies conflicting trajectories between countries and the risks they pose on individuals, governments, and businesses. COVID-19 continues into 2022 as a critical threat to public health and global economics- “Risks to economic...

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Disaster Recovery Resources

Natural disasters have been breaking records in the last few years, increasing in number and devastation, with the COVID-19 pandemic complicating disaster management and recovery across the world.  In December 2021 alone, for example, lethal tornadoes raged through several states in the U.S., Indonesia experienced a devastating volcanic eruption, and...

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Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) has released an update to their guide, Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors.  When an energy emergency occurs, Governors have the authority to declare a state of emergency.  This Road Map was developed to help Governors: Understand state and federal legal...

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FEMA’s Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide

With communities around the U.S. experiencing negative impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat waves, increased wildfires, and severe floods, resilience planning is more important now than ever.  FEMA has released an updated Long-Term Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide that all agencies and communities can use to develop exercises...

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National Preparedness Report: December 2021

The December 2021 National Preparedness report (2021 NPR), issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), outlines the progress made in identifying and responding to “threats, hazards, and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the Nation.” For this report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used the events of...

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Countering DoD Extremist Activity

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued a report on the subject of extremist activity within the United States military. Over the past 50 years, DoD has issued, updated, and clarified the policies regarding extremist activity. This report provides information on the measures DoD has taken to “detect,...