Reports

Mass Casualty Decontamination Guidance and Psychosocial Aspects of CBRN Incident Management: A Review and Synthesis

Mass casualty decontamination is an intervention employed by first responders at the scene of an incident involving noxious contaminants. This report reviews decontamination guidance for emergency responders and associated research evidence, in order to establish the extent to which psychosocial aspects of casualty management have been considered within these documents.

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Sea-Level Rise and US Coasts: Science and Policy Considerations

Policymakers are interested in sea-level rise because of the risk to coastal populations and infrastructure and the consequences for coastal species and ecosystems. This report describes the phenomenon of sea-level rise, the types of effects that sea-level rise can have on U.S. coasts, and provides a primer on policy considerations. 

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Disinfection of Biological Agents in the Field Using a Mobile Advanced Oxidation Process

The Office of Research and Development’s National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC), part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), published a new study of biological agent disinfection in the field using a mobile advanced oxidation process.

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The Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program-2016 Annual Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) 2016 Annual Report to Congress provides an assessment of the DOD's overall readiness to fight in a chemical and biological warfare environment. Highlighted within this report are some of the many accomplishments of the CBDP in fiscal year 2015.

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The National Dam Safety Program Biennial Report to the United States Congress, Fiscal Years 2014

The Dam Safety Act of 2006 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency's administrator to submit a report to Congress that describes the status of the National Dam Safety Program, the progress achieved by federal agencies and participating states during the two preceding fiscal years, and recommendations for legislative and other necessary actions.

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Federal Assistance for Victims of Terrorism or Mass Violence: In Brief

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.

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Community Engagement in Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Response

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.

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National Household Survey, 2015

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.

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Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Has Made Progress in Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Assessments, but Additional Improvements are Needed

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.

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The Handbook for Campus Safety & Security Reporting 2016 Edition

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.

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