EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ARCHIVES

April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

On April 8 2024 the path of the total solar eclipse will cross much of the middle section of the United States from Mexico to Canada As solar eclipse groups move from planning to operations find out how emergency preparedness and response professionals can provide guidance to their community partners

Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

In an emergency call 911 This simple instruction is easy to remember but many do not know about the people training and technology required to make this lifesaving tool available 24 7 Learn about what happens inside the four walls of an emergency communications center and the strategic planning every

Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive diverse movement of impactful community engagement Explore the inspiring stories of some remarkable women breaking barriers and building resilient communication networks in the heart of amateur radio

Executive Function: The Crisis Leader’s Edge in a High-Pressure World

Disaster management and leadership in a fast paced and complex world demands more than technical skills and knowledge By understanding how the brain works and the role that executive function plays crisis leaders can be better equipped to make tough decisions and lead effectively under the toughest pressures

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

Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders Find out how community leaders who adopt the tenets of transformational leaders can promote resilience and security in their jurisdictions

Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

When homeowners choose to elevate their homes above flood levels they may compromise the structural integrity of the building if the elevation method does not use the correct specifications This new tool closes decision gaps that current guidelines and building codes do not address

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