Tagged: management

OIG Report Investigates ATF Use of Undercover Income-Generating Operations

Last month the OIG (Office of the Inspector General) released an audit report on ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) use of income-generating, undercover operations. The report audited the “churning investigations” of the agency, which refers to the authority to use proceeds generated from undercover operations to offset...

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have published a report titled, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013. The report provides a “snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on...

Resilience Within the Department of Homeland Security Workforce

“A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Front Line” The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released a report detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to address stress and morale within its ranks and to improve resilience at DHS. From...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has published a report titled, Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management, which provides a summary of a roundtable discussion hosted by the organization last September. At this meeting, participants from around the world "discussed the opportunities, challenges, and gaps in the use...

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force has released today its "Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy," a guide meant to help local communities continue to recover from the devastation of the October 2012 hurricane. The Strategy is also expected to serve as a disaster recovery strategy for communities nationwide, especially those faced...

Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Community of Practice Goes Live July 15th

On Monday, July 15th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched its Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Community of Practice (CoP). “The CoP is a collaboration site for emergency management and homeland security professionals to contribute to the QHSR.” The QHSR was mandated by Congress after the passage of the...

NACCHO to Host Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are hosting a Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series. These free webinars will focus on the latest research into emergency management issues related to health officials, including pandemic planning and policy guidance. The first webinar, titled “Planning for Pandemics: Crunching...

State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border

A new report examining the state of the U.S.-Mexico border has been released by the Border Research Partnership, comprised of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies. The document, State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive...

Report Offers Guidance, Strategies, and Tools for Emergency Evacuations

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) “National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 740: ‘A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation’ focuses on the transportation aspects of evacuation, particularly large-scale, multijurisdictional evacuation.” “The guidance, strategies, and tools in NCHRP Report 740 are based on an all-hazards approach that has applicability to...

FEMA Calls for Public Feedback on National Incident Management System

FEMA’s National Integration Center (NIC) has recently created a public forum on the FEMA website to review and update the NIMS (National Incident Management System). The purpose of this system is to identify “concepts and principles that answer how to manage emergencies from preparedness to recovery regardless of their cause,...