Because of the interconnectedness of so many aspects of society, the authors in this July edition
of the Domestic Preparedness Journal help readers better understand what is needed in the new normal: a
common operating picture, predictable lifelines, new or repurposed technological tools, and more. The
new normal after COVID will be quite different from the years after 9/11. However, with critical
thinking, research, and innovation, communities will discover their new normal – again.