Sept 2022 Journal

Adapting to Rising Flood Risk: An Analysis of Insurance Solutions for Canada

The Government of Canada established the Task Force on Flood Insurance and Relocation (the “Task Force”) in order to advance a sustainable solution to rising flood costs. The Task Force conducted its work collaboratively with partners from the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, the insurance industry, and other stakeholders concerned with Canada’s growing flood risk.

Credentialing a Nation’s Volunteer Responder Network

Catastrophic earthquakes and a desire for residents to help their neighbors inspired the creation of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Since its creation in 1986, CERT has become a nationwide program that continues to evolve. This article describes how a new digital solution is closing the credentialing gap between citizen responders and emergency services agencies to enhance whole-community resilience.

DHS Releases Recommendations to Protect National Public Warning System from EMPs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report on operational approaches to protect the National Public Warning System from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The report is a collaborative effort between the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Program, and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.

Strategic Depth & the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Despite the deaths of Islamic State and al-Qaida leadership, violent extremism is not gone. This article describes why, despite recent successful strikes against terrorist groups, intelligence agencies and others tasked with protecting their communities must stay vigilant. More strategic depth is needed to help reduce the possibility of the extremist groups’ resurgence.
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