CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHIVES

Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

Community health centers are medical lifelines for millions of Americans However financial constraints and healthcare workforce challenges strain these critical resources New initiatives and additional investments can help communities be more resilient and continue to meet community needs during a crisis

The “R” Word

Resilience has multiple meanings for public health emergency and homeland security management professionals However the objective of building resilience should go beyond hazard mitigation With 2024 being FEMA s Year of Resilience it is a good time for professionals to start rethinking this concept

Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

New technologies offer new ways to train personnel and exercise public health responses like COVID 19 and prepare response agencies for many other threats and hazards Gamification integrates realistic scenarios in a controlled environment that can enhance community capabilities and build interagency collaboration and coordination Learn more about this training

Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close

Week 2 – Restoring Infrastructure and Instilling Resilience

The Key Bridge collapse was not the first of its kind and it will not be the last However there are measures community leaders can take to strengthen infrastructure and instill resilience Understanding the short term and long term goals after such an incident would help Baltimore and other communities

The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

After the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001 homeland security education expanded to ensure that local state tribal territorial and federal agencies had the tools they needed to combat these threats This academic leader shares how homeland security programs change to meet new challenges and evolving threats

Key Bridge Collapse – Transportation Infrastructure and Global Supply Chain

Any incident or event can easily disrupt the supply chain whether local regional or international Time will demonstrate the transportation supply chain and other critical impacts of the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore Here are six recommendations to ensure the plans training resources capabilities and facilities to safeguard the nation

Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

The development of artificial intelligence and quantum computing has exploded in recent years However as many countries find new ways to leverage these technologies for the public good some are leveraging them for geopolitical influence cyberattacks and other nefarious reasons Find out what measures could protect against threats as these

A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency So it should not be brushed off as an IT thing A cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how the continuity of government and operations depends on a collaborative approach

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3 500 spiders each with their own style getting together to create a giant web That s how this author describes the U S power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation s critical infrastructure from cyber physical and electromagnetic pulse attacks

The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

After the Cold War fears of the 1980s ended attention shifted from nation state threats to terrorism and large scale natural hazards However a federal emergency planner says the return of these threats should prompt a review of the national security emergencies concept to ensure communities are prepared to address

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