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Emerging Technologies, Part 3 – AI and Machine Learning

In Part 3 of a five part series on emerging technologies the author focuses on the roles of artificial intelligence and machine learning in responding to emergencies These transformative technologies are revolutionizing emergency management humanitarian relief and disaster response
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Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to answer questions about this sector including how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community
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Emerging Technologies, Part 2 – Uncrewed Vehicles

Part 2 of a five part series on emerging technologies focuses on technologies designed to perform tasks and reduce human risk Find out more about these autonomous or remotely controlled machines designed to perform tasks without human operators direct involvement
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National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities

Participants at the National Tribal Emergency Management Council s annual conference in August shared some key takeaways for tribal and nontribal communities to improve their disaster preparedness efforts Understanding the concerns and challenges is essential
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Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors Read about this sector s numerous challenges in maintaining the high level of service necessary to the communities they serve
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Always Prepare for the Future, But Never Forget the Past

This September edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal addresses these and other key preparedness efforts that should be considered when planning for future incidents Reflecting on the events of 9 11 consider the personal costs that emergency responders pay for serving their communities and develop mitigation strategies to reduce those
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Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved
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Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

According to the U S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Health Expenditures NHE accounted for $4 3 trillion or 18 3 of the U S gross domestic product Find out how the Healthcare and Public Health Sector s interdependencies can affect any community
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Emerging Technologies, Part 3 – AI and Machine Learning

In Part 3 of a five part series on emerging technologies the author focuses on the roles of artificial intelligence and machine learning in responding to emergencies These transformative technologies are revolutionizing emergency management humanitarian relief and disaster response
Read More »

Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to answer questions about this sector including how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community
Read More »

Emerging Technologies, Part 2 – Uncrewed Vehicles

Part 2 of a five part series on emerging technologies focuses on technologies designed to perform tasks and reduce human risk Find out more about these autonomous or remotely controlled machines designed to perform tasks without human operators direct involvement
Read More »

National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities

Participants at the National Tribal Emergency Management Council s annual conference in August shared some key takeaways for tribal and nontribal communities to improve their disaster preparedness efforts Understanding the concerns and challenges is essential
Read More »

Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors Read about this sector s numerous challenges in maintaining the high level of service necessary to the communities they serve
Read More »

Always Prepare for the Future, But Never Forget the Past

This September edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal addresses these and other key preparedness efforts that should be considered when planning for future incidents Reflecting on the events of 9 11 consider the personal costs that emergency responders pay for serving their communities and develop mitigation strategies to reduce those
Read More »

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved
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Citizen Soldiers and American State Defense Forces

State defense forces can be activated in times of emergency to assist with disaster response homeland security and other missions However more awareness within communities nationwide is needed to support the efforts of these assets
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Bioterrorism – Could Smallpox Return?

Although smallpox was eradicated from its human population and reservoir it is still in designated stockpiles controlled by two nations and possibly in other unknown locations Learn about the possible threat and the need for greater preparedness and discussion
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Close to Home

This August 2023 issue of the Domestic Preparedness Journal focuses on several ways disasters can suddenly hit close to home and suggestions for mitigating potentially devastating consequences
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Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted violent events threaten staff and students physical psychological and emotional well being in public schools However the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns about the preparedness of incoming teachers and current staff to handle such incidents
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Deploying With Adult Non-Prescription Medication Kits

The availability of non prescription medications may mean the difference between a successful deployment and needing to return home ahead of schedule As such first responders should consider non prescription medication kits as part of their pre deployment planning
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Recruitment and Retention Panel Discussion

On August 3 2023 Domestic Preparedness hosted a panel of five emergency management professionals who discussed today s recruitment and retention challenges
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7 Best Practices for Implementing Housing Recovery Programs

Implementing Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery housing recovery programs can be complex and challenging and if not done correctly can result in delays inefficiencies and inequitable outcomes These seven best practices can help avoid common program pitfalls
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