Tagged: management

Republican and Democratic National Conventions 2016: The Next Terrorist Targets?

First Orlando, then Dallas, now Baton Rouge, what’s next, Cleveland or Philadelphia? Attacks On The Homefront are trending as of late especially ones against local law enforcement. With the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) kicking off this week, the city of Cleveland is taking extra security measures outlined in the City...

Hurricane Katrina: The Catalyst for Change

From Chaos Comes Clarity Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina terrorized the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico from August 23-31, making landfall in Louisiana on August 29. More than 1,800 people lost their lives and many more were displaced temporarily or permanently. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest disaster in...

FEMA’s Higher Education Program’s New Book: ‘Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a new e-book focusing on Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management: A Dialogue Between Researchers and Practitioners. In most fields it can be said that the interaction between academics and practitioners is limited at best. Emergency Management and Disaster Science is...

A Consolidated DHS Will Improve Functionality and Generate Savings

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs released a recent report evaluating the fiscal sense in completing the St. Elizabeths Project. Please read the full report here: “Security and Savings: The Importance of Consolidating the Department of Homeland Security’s Headquarters at St. Elizabeths.”  The St. Elizabeths Project is...

Latest OIG Report Highlights Mismanagement of Medical Resources in “Pandemic Preparation”

Severe disease pandemic can disrupt the security and stability of the United States, and it is essential to be prepared for such an event. Many quarantine and disease preparedness programs have been reviewed lately in light of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. On August 26, 2014, the Department of Homeland...

FEMA’s New Strategic Plan Will Develop Resiliency in the Face of Emergency

Planning for infrastructure emergencies and quarterbacking recovery efforts after natural disasters are two mainstays of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This summer, the Agency released its newest Strategic Plan for 2014-2018, which outlines the goals for the organization in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security...

The Rising Cost of Fire Operations

A news release last week from the USDA, “New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs” covered Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of a new report from the Forest Service’s issue of shrunken budgets over the last 20 years. “Climate change, drought, fuel buildup and insects and disease are...