Tagged: Boston

Boston Strong: Analyzing the Response to the Marathon Bombings Two Years Later

On April 15, 2013, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two explosives near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosions resulted in three fatalities and over 250 injured. Three days later, the FBI identified the Tsarnaevs as suspects and released their photos to the press. When the...

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...

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...