Category: In Focus

Terrorism Alert or High Terrorist Threat Level

In Focus: Terrorist Manifestos

New In Focus now available on Terrorist Manifestos. A collection of resources that focuses on terrorists’ use of detailed manifestos, which “outline ideology, motivation, and tactical choices” for their violent attacks (ICCT). The list includes analyses of the current use of manifestos in extreme-right and white supremacist ideologies, the impacts of...

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In Focus: Biodefense

New In Focus now available on Biodefense. A collection of resources that focuses on mitigating the effects of biological hazards by strengthening biodefense policy. This list includes national biodefense and health security strategies, recommendations for public health preparedness and response, and after-action reports on the response to COVID-19. Please Note: An HSDL account...

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In Focus: Disaster Workforce Resilience

New In Focus now available on Disaster Workforce Resilience. A collection of resources that focuses on building an inclusive emergency management workforce to better serve diverse communities. This list includes strategic plans and guides to aid in the recruitment and retention of women and people of color in federal, state, and...

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In Focus: Disaster Economics

New In Focus now available on Disaster Economics. A collection of resources focused on the economic impacts of natural and other disasters. These impacts can be felt in a number of ways. “Capital assets and infrastructure such as housing, schools, factories and equipment, roads, dams and bridges are lost. Human capital...

In Focus: Debt Limit

New In Focus now available on Debt Limit. A collection of resources focused on the United States’ impending reach of its debt limit. “Since 1960, Congress has acted 78 separate times to permanently raise, temporarily extend, or revise the definition of the debt limit” that has kept the government from defaulting...

In Focus: Havana Syndrome

New In Focus now available on Havana Syndrome. A collection of resources focused on the mysterious illness affecting U.S. and Canadian embassy officials and personnel, reportedly since as early as 2016. Symptoms disclosed have been headaches, nausea, memory loss, hearing loss, vertigo, vision problems, and pressure or vibration of noise lasting...

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In Focus: Disaster Fatigue

New In Focus now available on the Disaster Fatigue. A collection of resources focused on disaster fatigue of first responders. Described by Fresno County Director of Behavioral Health Dawan Utecht, “Disaster fatigue is a term used to really describe a collision of many disasters.” Back-to-back crises can lead to the decomposition...

In Focus: Impeachment 2021

New In Focus now available on the 2021 Presidential Impeachment of Donald J. Trump. A collection of resources focused on the 2021 impeachment proceedings of President Trump. The House voted to approve a single article of impeachment, accusing President Trump of “inciting violence against the government of the United States” in his...

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In Focus: Online Extremism

New In Focus now available on Online Extremism. A collection of reports focused on how people can become radicalized to certain beliefs or actions by way of online media such as social networks. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP), Online radicalization to violence is the process by...

In Focus: Vaccine Hesitancy

New In Focus now available on Vaccine Hesitancy. A collection of reports focused on how misinformation, skepticism, and fear all play a role in dissuading people from receiving vaccination from COVID-19 and other diseases.  According to a report by the Aspen Institute, “[A] combination of factors—including misinformation spread on social media;...