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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Athletes often hear, “Get your head in the game.” The same applies to preparedness. Without focused mental agility in any emergency management phase, especially preparedness and response, mistakes or subpar performance are likely. The challenge is knowing how to get in the game and be at peak performance during critical incidents and stressful days. Elevating the Need for Mental Fitness Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical…

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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
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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

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

Gathering intelligence about potential threats is a daunting task that many agencies perform When agencies do not effectively share intelligence they may miss connecting the dots necessary to create actionable plans to thwart attacks and save lives
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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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Citizen Soldiers and American State Defense Forces

State defense forces can be activated in times of emergency to assist with disaster response homeland security and other missions However more awareness within communities

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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Athletes often hear, “Get your head in the game.” The same applies to preparedness. Without focused mental agility in any emergency management phase, especially preparedness and response, mistakes or subpar performance are likely. The challenge is knowing how to get in the game and be at peak performance during critical incidents and stressful days. Elevating the Need for Mental Fitness Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical…

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The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from

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Virtual Reality Training Revolution Is Here

The click-through, good-enough training, ubiquitous in many organizations, is not good enough anymore. A Harvard Business Review article titled “Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development” (L&D) discovered that

Building Strength in Workforce and Structure

Each person plays a critical leadership role from top leadership to frontline workers The authors in the December edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal share

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