Tagged: Active Shooter

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Tracking Gun Violence in America (2019)

The Gun Violence Archive, an online database started in 2013, compiles information on gun violence and provides up-to-date statistics on all gun-related incidents in the United States (omitting suicide). A real-time, quick-access chart on the homepage includes links to total number of incidents (33,510 as of August 7, 2019), number...

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Preventing Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

The Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released a report, Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2018 (MAPS-2018), identifying key information related to mass attacks and their perpetrators. This year’s study expands upon the findings published in NTAC’s previos report, Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2017 (MAPS-2017). This...

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Protecting Soft Targets and Crowded Places — Everyone’s Responsibility

In April of 2019,  The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places Resource Guide. Soft targets and crowded places are any easily accessible, public areas such as malls, houses of worship, and event venues that consistently attract large...

In Focus: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

New In Focus now available on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). On March 26, 2019, the President issued Executive Order 13865 on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP). This In Focus includes resources for further reading on this topic. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL...

In Focus: Countering Violent Extremism

New In Focus now available on Countering Violent Extremism. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “The term ‘countering violent extremism,’ or CVE, refers to proactive actions to counter efforts by extremists to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize followers to violence. Fundamentally, CVE actions intend to address the conditions and reduce the...

In Focus: Workplace Violence

New In Focus now available on Workplace Violence, with resources that address the threat or action of “physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” (OSHA) According the Bureau f Labor Statistics,  there were 458 fatal workplace injuries in 2017 that were results of...

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FEMA National Preparedness Report 2018

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency released its 2018 National Preparedness Report which details the nation’s readiness to address emergency incidents.  FEMA uses a capabilities-based approach to establish the National Preparedness Goal that focuses on 32 core capabilities and five specific Mission Areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. Focusing...