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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...

Is the IC Responsible for Failing to Prevent the Boston Marathon Bombings? Inspectors General Say “No”

A new Inspectors General (IGs) report was released yesterday on the Boston Marathon bombings that focuses on information handling and sharing by the U.S. intelligence community (IC) prior to the incident. The 168-page review itself is classified, but the IGs have publicly released the Unclassified Summary which can be found...

Swarm Intelligence: A Lesson in Emergency Response Following the Boston Marathon Bombings

Another report on the Boston Marathon bombings was released this week out of Harvard University, this time by the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (Initiative). The Initiative’s report, “Crisis Meta-Leadership Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings Response: The Ingenuity of Swarm Intelligence,” analyzes the leadership of the myriad agencies that responded...

Why Was Boston Strong? Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing

Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government released today a study on response efforts following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, entitled “Why Was Boston Strong? Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing.” The report “identifies strengths of the response as well as areas for improvement,” with a focus on conditions of “command” and...

New Releases on Boston Bombings: Counterterrorism Lessons-Learned & Death of Ibragim Todashev

The House Homeland Security Committee released today its declassified report on the Boston Marathon bombings, entitled “The Road to Boston: Counterterrorism Challenges and Lessons from the Marathon Bombings.” The report “examines much of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s personal history and his interaction with Federal agencies, including his radicalization, the 2011 threat assessment...

Boston Marathon Bombings: The Public’s Attitudes and Beliefs Before and After the Attacks

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) released a study on the public’s attitudes before and after the Boston Marathon bombings, entitled “U.S. Attitudes Toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings“. The study compared responses of American adults...

18 Years Since the Oklahoma City Bombing

Eighteen years ago a rental truck filled with ammonium nitrate fertilizer, liquid nitromethane and commercial explosives was detonated outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 people lost their lives on April 19, 1995; 99 were federal employees and a further 19 were children in...

CDC Health Alert Network: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events

Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events On April 17, 2013, the CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) released a health advisory titled, “Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events.” The advisory was...

Boston Marathon Bombings

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland has released a Background Report on the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack. From START’s report: “In light of the series of bombs that exploded near the finish line at the...