Author Archive

BioWatch – Challenges & Opportunities for Applied Research

The U S Department of Homeland Security has continued to use its legacy early warning system for biological threats as it continues to weigh costs against effectiveness in its search for better technological solutions In the meantime 8220 big data 8221 and social media analytics offer incremental steps toward better

Preparing the Next Generation for War on the Virtual Battlefront

A 8220 cyber Pearl Harbor 8221 is imminent according to government and industry experts Recognizing the threat and implementing programs and training to better guard against such threats is critical to protect the various U S infrastructure systems and networks

Reshaping Law Enforcement in the 21st Century

New technologies and response equipment 8211 combined with social media and mobile applications 8211 are changing the way law enforcement agencies protect themselves and their communities What were once only possible in science fiction movies are increasingly growing in use within law enforcement communities across the nation 8211 drones facial

Hackers & Federal Agencies: Broken Connections

Recent leaks about government surveillance programs that track U S and U K phone calls and internet communications have raised major concerns over the privacy of personal communications There may be even greater difficulties though if current ties between the federal government and the U S 8220 hacker 8221 community

The Boston Bombings – Redefining Shelter in Place

When a bomb explodes a biological or chemical agent is released or an active shooter is at large time is of the essence In some situations having residents shelter in place although costly and inconvenient may be the fastest and only way to stop the perpetrator and reduce the number

Predictive Policing: Actionable Information About Potential Crimes

The most cost effective way to fight crime may well be to prevent it from happening in the first place Current predictive software is helping law enforcement agencies combat crime by directing their limited resources to the locations where they will be most useful However doing so may raise certain

Leveraging the Expanding Social Network

Blizzards floods earthquakes tornadoes icebergs and volcanic eruptions are just some of the natural hazards found across the unique Canadian terrain Although knowing who is charge during an incident can be a challenge under the existing political structure emergency managers continue to communicate collaborate and learn from other nations to

IT and the New Fight Against Drug Trafficking & Gangs

Tighter laws high tech data systems and considerable operational experience are making it 8220 easier 8221 for law enforcement agencies at all levels of government to fight the unprecedented growth of drug trafficking that is now a major danger in neighborhoods throughout the country The winner of that fight has

The New PLAN: Government Alerts Enter the 21st Century

The old saying that 8220 No matter where you go there you are 8221 has become the new Golden Rule for emergency alert notifications thanks to the combined efforts of the FCC FEMA and the commercial U S cellular industry That is the PLAN anyway But it works better if

Using Virtual Worlds to Plan for Real World Challenges

The battle of Waterloo was won Wellington said 8220 on the playing fields of Eton 8221 Today 8217 s high tech playing fields 8211 simulators and training devices primarily 8211 are somewhat less vigorous but arguably much more important and can be used to train veritable armies of professional responders

TWITTER

Follow Us

Get Instant Access

Subscribe today to Domestic Preparedness and get real-world insights for safer communities.

ARchives

Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability

Article Out Loud – Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

  Full article by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, two attendees of a Senate briefing on “The State of Emergency Management” discuss the assistance needs of emergency managers working behind the scenes to ensure

Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

TWITTER

Follow Us

Get Instant Access

Subscribe today to Domestic Preparedness and get real-world insights for safer communities.

Translate »