Tagged: planning

Whole Community, Any Hazard: The Updated National Planning Frameworks

FEMA’s newly updated National Planning Frameworks were released late last week, including updates to comply with PPD-21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, and EO 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, among others. The five frameworks, Prevention; Protection; Mitigation; Response; and Recovery, were last updated in May of 2013 and aim to foster a...

“Educated Futurology” and the Humanities: Defense Planning for an Uncertain Future

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army recently released a new monograph on defense planning, entitled “Defense Planning for National Security: Navigation Aids for the Mystery Tour.” The monograph, penned by SSI External Researcher Colin S. Gray, seeks to “explore and examine the challenge to America’s defense planners...

ASTHO & CDC Announce Release of National Health Security Preparedness Index™

Last week the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 20 other development partners announced the release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index™ (NHSPI™). The partners assert that the Index is “a new way to measure...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making

The National Academies Press has released a new report, "Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making," that provides a summary of the workshop held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the March 2013 NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) Public Health Preparedness Summit....

National Preparedness Month Blog: U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, along with the Pennington Family Foundation, has published a new report titled, White Paper on U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform. According to the report, the United States faces a growing number of natural disasters which present "a variety of challenges...

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...

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Plan to Protect New York City from Future Disasters

On June 11, mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, released a new report on the city’s long-term plans for reconstruction following super storm Sandy and for protecting itself from similar devastating natural disasters. The 439-page report, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” asserts that extreme weather, like Sandy, is...

National Planning Frameworks

The Department of Homeland Security has released three National Planning Frameworks this month, including the National Response Framework, the National Mitigation Framework, and the National Prevention Framework. These three documents are part of a series of five National Planning Frameworks which “document the roles and responsibilities of the whole community...

OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013

OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013 On March 1, 2013 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its report on the Joint Committee Sequestration for fiscal year 2013. In an introductory letter from Jeffrey D. Zients to the Speaker of the...

Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m., a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked California’s Bay Area. As it “rippled outward from its core, it left a trail of destruction from Santa Cruz to San Francisco,” bringing about the deaths of 63 individuals and $7 billion dollars worth of damage. Centered near...