Following incidents of terrorism or mass violence in the United States, jurisdictions and individuals may be eligible to receive victim assistance directly from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and indirectly from DOJ state victim assistance agencies or other programs. This report focuses solely on assistance available from DOJ's Office for Victims of Crime.
In this report, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) addressed the pressing need to improve key elements of US planning and response capabilities for future public health emergencies including leadership, transparency, and explicit ethics integration at all levels of public health decision making.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Division released the findings from its 2015 National Household Survey. Designed to measure household and individual preparedness and awareness, survey findings indicate specific levers that government and private sector partners can use to influence and increase overall individual and community preparedness.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office's prior work has shown that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made progress in addressing barriers to conducting voluntary assessments, but guidance is needed for DHS's critical infrastructure vulnerability assessment activities and to address potential duplication and gaps.
This handbook reflects the U.S. Department of Education's 2016 interpretations and guidance of the various requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). The report was written to assist in understanding and meeting the requirements of campus safety and security measures.
In an effort to learn from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Ebola response effort, the Secretary of HHS asked a nonprofit research organization to review the Department's international and domestic responses to the outbreak. To guide its work in improving preparedness for subsequent public health crises, HHS developed this Improvement Plan.
To capture critical lessons from the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked CNA to convene an independent panel of public health, healthcare, emergency response, and communication experts to review the Department's international and domestic responses.
This report summarizes the 2015 data for the Federal Select Agent Program, which regulates the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins so that important work with potentially dangerous and deadly pathogens is conducted as safely and securely as possible.
The report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, presents a vision for a national trauma care system with zero preventable deaths after injury and minimal trauma-related disability to benefit future combat operations and the civilian system.
In this report, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines the extent to which Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries have implemented the required agreements. GAO also examines the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security evaluated VWP countries and reported to Congress as required.