Tagged: readiness

New Budget, Old Ideas: DoD Releases 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

Today in Washington, The Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with the President’s FY2015 Budget Proposal, released the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).  Current legislation (USC 10, Sec. 118 (a)) mandates that the QDR “outlines the strategic direction of the Department and establishes priorities to determine appropriate resource investments.” The 2014...

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...

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

September is National Preparedness Month! Now in its tenth year, the nation-wide, month-long effort aims to involve the whole community in preparedness. Individuals are encouraged to educate themselves about the emergencies that could happen, make a plan for what to do in case of an emergency, and create a supply...

New Year, New You – Get Emergency Ready with FEMA

For 2013, FEMA encourages one of your New Year Resolutions to include emergency ready preparations for you and your family. With FEMA’s ‘Resolve to be Ready’ campaign, the integration of technology and preparedness has lead to the creation of the FEMA mobile app, printable emergency plans, and a Family Emergency...

Get Your Business Ready for Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

“This summer millions of business across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms. Business interruptions, even if it lasts just a few hours, cost business owners greatly in terms of lost productivity and profits. You...

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...