TERRORISM ARCHIVES

National Security: A Range of Threats

From organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them members of the intelligence community have indicated that the threat of attack inside the U S has increased to its highest point since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 Communities must explore solutions to meet the ongoing challenges

The Missing Plague Vials

A true story of missing bubonic plague vials an airport bomb threat and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities and threats Perspectives may differ but the concerns are real and provide an opportunity to learn and prepare

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

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

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

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

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

From Lord of the Flies to the terrorist attacks of 9 11 significant consequences have been blamed on failures of imagination Avoid repeating past mistakes and increasing risk through innovation new technologies and forward thinking

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions

Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

According to the U S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Health Expenditures NHE accounted for $4 3 trillion or 18 3 of the U S gross domestic product Find out how the Healthcare and Public Health Sector s interdependencies can affect any community

National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities

Participants at the National Tribal Emergency Management Council s annual conference in August shared some key takeaways for tribal and nontribal communities to improve their disaster preparedness efforts Understanding the concerns and challenges is essential

Cybersecurity in Hospitals and the Public Health Sector

Cyberattacks on healthcare systems affect millions of patients each year It is critical for agencies and organizations to build a culture of compliance and awareness for the system s security and the safety of the patients

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