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Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  When two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013, three people died, and hundreds more were injured. The death toll would likely have been much higher if it were not for the swift actions of the boots on the ground, the 911 operators’ effective handling of the calls, and the utilization of the Disaster Radio Network to facilitate patient care and inter-facility communications between the scene and medical receiving facilities. The…

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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 restore the
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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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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’s
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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

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Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

Commercial facilities dominate the U.S. economy, contributing trillions of dollars to the U.S. gross domestic product while employing and supporting millions of jobs. Learn more

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

Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised.

Energy Sector Perspectives

From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the refined petroleum products powering vehicles

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CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  When two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013, three people died, and hundreds more were injured. The death toll would likely have been much higher if it were not for the swift actions of the boots on the ground, the 911 operators’ effective handling of the calls, and the utilization of the Disaster Radio Network to facilitate patient care and inter-facility communications between the scene and medical receiving facilities. The…

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Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to

Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of “16 critical infrastructure sectors.” Read about this sector’s numerous

Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Violence in healthcare facilities significantly challenges patients, providers, support staff, visitors, and first responders. However, healthcare-specific information and tools can help protect staff, patients, and

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