Maryland, Georgia, Arizona, & Mississippi

This issue Maryland focuses on assistance grants Georgia assigns responsibilities to Homeland Security Task Force Arizona continues TOPOFF4 planning and Mississippi provides a full calendar of training options

Hospital Staffing for Decontamination

In the new post 9 11 world the emergency community can no longer afford the luxury of compartmentalization Planning cooperation and training together all will be needed 8211 along with additional funds

Oregon, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Kentucky

Oregon¬†City of Portland Selected for Terrorism Exercise in 2007Portland, Ore., one of the fifteen cities that applied to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2004, has been chosen as one of two sites for the ‚ÄúTOPOFF4‚ÄĚ exercise scheduled for 2007. The Oregon Office of Homeland Security (OOHS) is

Amit Yoran, Cyber Security Advisor

On March 3, 2005; DomPrep.com’s John F. Morton and Martin Masiuk visited with Amit Yoran, until last fall the head of the National Cyber Security Division in the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate, a position he held for a year. Prior to that, he was

Arkansas, New Jersey and Alaska

Arkansas¬†Arkansas Department Of Emergency Management (ADEM)The vision of the ADEM states, ‚ÄúThe Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will be the¬†recognized leader nationwide for state-level homeland security and¬†disaster preparedness programs, policies, and procedures by 2010.‚ÄĚ In keeping with this vision, the ADEM has implemented a list of Suggested Protective Measures for

State Defense Forces: An Untapped Resource

With a high percentage of the U S active duty forces and Reserve and National Guard units as well now deployed overseas the nation 8217 s governors may be hard pressed to cope with in state disasters The SDFs provide a quick response low cost experience

First-Responder Accreditation: The Pros and Cons

States cities and the federal government are moving at flank speed to upgrade their various and varying domestic preparedness and counterterrorism capabilities But are they moving in lockstep and headed toward the same goal No one knows

A Note From the Publisher

Responding to the whirlwind of change that has engulfed the field of domestic preparedness since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 DomPrep Com has revised and expanded its mission its audience and the scope of its coverage Readers 8217 comments

Business Continuity Planning Standards: A Search for Normalcy

Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own. ~ Jean Toomer (1894 – 1967) U.S. author, poetWhat is a standard? More specifically, what is a Business Continuity (BC) standard? In general, standards provide preparedness models that private-sector organizations can use when they want to establish


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