Tagged: management

New Publication Offers Up-To-Date Research on Disasters

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is now offering PLoS Currents: Disasters, “a new innovative open-access publication for the rapid communication of new research results and operational analyses derived from the study or management of all types of disasters.” “PLoS Currents is a flexible publishing channel, which responds to the...

Defining Standards of Care During a Crisis

Disasters can overwhelm a health care system so quickly that delivery of medical services can be very difficult. In a new report the Institute of Medicine developed guidance that health care professionals can use to establish a standard of care during a disaster. The report “Crisis Standards of Care: A...

The Future of Disaster Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the report Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030: Forging Strategic Action in an Age of Uncertainty. FEMA recognizes the emergency management community will face challenges in the future that a far different from what the community is confronted with today. To meet...

2012 Updates: Radiation Emergency Medical Management Website & Cell Phone Applications

Radiation Emergency Medical Management [Website] The Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) is a website that was produced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. As of January 2012 the website has been updated, along with the mobile REMM applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile....

New Report on Foodborne Illness and the Food Safety Working Group

The Federal Food Safety Working Group Progress Report, December 2011 The White House has released a new report on the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG). The FSWG was created by President Obama in March 2009. The group is a “central coordinating mechanism for the federal government’s food safety activities that...

Experts Find U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Flood Management Needs Improvement

“In 2011 the mainstem Missouri River Reservoir System experienced the largest volume of flood waters since the initiation of record-keeping in the nineteenth century. The high levels of runoff from both snowpack and rainfall stressed the System’s capacity to control flood waters and caused massive damage and disruption along the...

FEMA Takes a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes that a government-centric approach to emergency management is not enough to meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident. FEMA’s new report A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action focuses on the fact that FEMA is only...

North Korea Potential Crisis Scenarios

The International Affairs Group of CNA Strategic Studies released in November 2011 North Korea after Kim Chong-il Leadership Dynamics and Potential Crisis Scenarios, by expert on North Korea affairs, Ken Gause. The report asks the questions that North Korea and the world have been pondering since August 2008 when then...

Updated Report on DHS’s Major Management Challenges

Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security [November 2011] This updated report is one of a series of audit, inspection, and special reports that are prepared by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Part of the oversight responsibilities of the OIG is to...

FEMA Launches New Think Tank

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched a new forum to facilitate discussion in the field of emergency management called the FEMA Think Tank. “FEMA recognizes that the best solutions to the challenges we face are generated by the people and the communities who are closest to these challenges....