Tagged: response

Boston Marathon Bombings: The Public’s Attitudes and Beliefs Before and After the Attacks

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) released a study on the public’s attitudes before and after the Boston Marathon bombings, entitled “U.S. Attitudes Toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings“. The study compared responses of American adults...

Typhoon Haiyan: Information and Resources for Emergency Response

The recent typhoon in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan, or known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, has sparked the mobilization of emergency and relief efforts across the globe. Formed on November 3, 2013 several hundred kilometers east-southeast of Micronesia, the storm is on record as the Philippines’ second-deadliest typhoon. The typhoon made...

Navigating the Unknown: A Guide for 21st Century Emergency Managers

Patrick Lagadec of the French École Polytechnique has recently released a new book on emergency management entitled, “Navigating the Unknown: A Practical Lifeline for Decision-Makers in the Dark.” Seeking to challenge the normative step-by-step ‘crisis management handbooks,’ Lagadec’s book is designed to provide emergency managers with the necessary tools to...

Executive Order: It’s Time to Prepare the U.S. for Climate Change

With the threat of climate-related disasters on the rise, the Obama Administration has released an executive order discussing the need to prepare the U.S. for the effects of climate change. “Executive Order 13653: Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change” discusses the necessity to invest in infrastructure...

Major Cities Could Benefit from Federal Guidance on Nuclear Terrorism Response Plans

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims that major cities in the United States could benefit from federal guidance on implementing nuclear terrorism response plans. Major cities are assumed to be the main targets of nuclear or radiological attacks, and a successful RDD (radiological dispersal device) or...

In Remembrance: September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012

Despite the self-proclaimed “victories” of terrorists on September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012, the actions of citizens and military personnel on both 9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012 are emblematic of American resilience and heroism. The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) joins the nation in mourning the loss of innocents from over...

REMM Updates Mobile App for Radiation Event Response

The Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released updated versions of their mobile apps for mobile platforms and has included updates to their full site. The mobile app, called Mobile REMM, provides guidance for health care providers as well as evidence-based, usable radiation...

New Orleans Index at Eight: Measuring Greater New Orleans' Progress Toward Prosperity

The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center has released a report tracking the recovery of the New Orleans metro area eight years after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. The report, New Orleans Index at Eight: Measuring Greater New Orleans' Progress Toward Prosperity, "provides the most up-to-date data on New...

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...