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Midterm Elections – Change Is Certain

Preparedness to protect and respond against natural and man-made disasters still remains paramount. How will first responders, public health and borders/ports fare under new Congressional leadership? Will there be outreach or gridlock?

All-Hazards Domestic Preparedness Professionals

Last week’s Mid-Atlantic All Hazards Forum in Baltimore was a major and productive event. It also was the likely harbinger of numerous similar conferences, involving all preparedness communities, in many other areas of the country.

Detection Plus Inspection Equals Protection

The race is not always to the swiftest, but in the field of WMD weapons it usually is on the side of nations willing to invest their time and talents to detect, deter, and eventually defeat WMD attacks launched by other nations.

Marion Cain III, Director of DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness and Dr. Martha Lavender, CDP’s Associate Director for Training and Education

Commentary DomesticPreparedness Publisher Martin Masiuk met with Marion Cain III, Director of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) and Dr. Martha Lavender, the CDP’s Associate Director for Training and Education.DomesticPreparedness has divided the 14 minute interview into two segments.Download full audio interview to your MP3 player.Listen to

Marion Cain III, Director of DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness and Dr. Martha Lavender, CDP’s Associate Director for Training and Education

Podcast DomesticPreparedness Publisher Martin Masiuk met with Marion Cain III, Director of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) and Dr. Martha Lavender, the CDP’s Associate Director for Training and Education.DomesticPreparedness has divided the 14 minute interview into two segments.Download full audio interview to your MP3 player.Listen to

A Note from the Publisher, 7 June 06

DPJ departs from its planned schedule as and when needed to provide some high-level insights and background information on fast-breaking news issues of immediate interest.

A Message from the Publisher, May 24, 2006

Immigration “reform”-however that term is defined- has suddenly become one of the most important and contentious issues on the U.S. political agenda.

2005-A Reflection, 2006-A Challenge

Dear DomPrep Journal Readers: Season’s Greetings and the best to you in the New Year. Reflecting on this year, 2005 certainly will end very differently from how it began. Remembering this past January, the nation observed the second inauguration of President George W. Bush. In his Address he stated, “Government

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Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

Article Out Loud – A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

  Full article by Ernesto Ballesteros, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 28, 2024. In this featured article, a cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. The continuity of government and operations depends on a

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