Technological Strategies for Organizational Leadership

Article Out Loud Integrating information technology (IT) into emergency management and public safety agencies involves balancing technological limitations with the organizational mindset. Finding this balance has been discussed in practice,

Threat Awareness – Actions Now Mitigate Disasters Later

  Reducing or eliminating the long-term risks associated with natural, human-caused, or technological disasters begins with an awareness that specific threats exist. For example, a Chinese spy balloon crossed the

Protests: Balancing First Amendment Rights and Public Safety

In today’s society, peaceful protests can occasionally escalate into unlawful rioting. The behavior of those involved in a demonstration or public gathering can vary greatly. This behavior includes: Peaceful protests, actions,

Trends in Political Violence and Mass Demonstrations

Article Out Loud More than 400 worldwide antigovernment protests have taken place since 2017. According to the Global Peace Index (GPI), the incidents of civil unrest have doubled across the globe over

Building Business Post-Disaster – A Florida Case Study

Opportunities can be found in the wake of great devastation. However, it can be challenging to plan for the future while restoring critical services and repairing the damage left in the crisis’s wake. Recovery plans should look beyond what existed before the disaster and include laying a foundation for regrowth and new business.
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PACEing a Communications Resilience Plan

Most organizations have a daily operational plan for their communications that works most of the time and a backup plan for a short-term problem. However, many do not have a primary, alternate, contingency, emergency (PACE) plan for critical operational tasks. Learn more about the benefits of creating and maintaining a PACE plan.
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Threat Assessment and Management: Practices Across the World

The ever-evolving threat of terrorism continues to impact cities around the world. The Global Terrorism Index shows that in 2021, the number of attacks increased from the previous year by 17 percent
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Winter Storm – Reimagining Recovery Using Support Functions

Out of first-time events come many important lessons learned. For example, information must be disseminated using familiar terminology when an unfamiliar event occurs. In addition, recovery is a team effort that begins before the event has ended. Learn how the third most populated county in the United States handled recovery after Winter Storm Uri in 2021.
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