The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the release of the Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit 2.0, which provides updated information and resources to better understand and implement Community Lifelines throughout the emergency management community. This updated toolkit supports last month’s release of the revised National Response Framework, Fourth Edition, and incorporates lessons learned from recent disasters and stakeholder feedback.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted violence explains how the department will use the tools and expertise that have protected and strengthened the country from foreign terrorist organizations to address the evolving challenges of domestic terrorism and targeted violence here at home.
The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) studied 41 incidents of targeted school violence that occurred at K-12 schools in the United States from 2008 to 2017. This report offers an in-depth analysis of the motives, behaviors, and situational factors of the attackers, as well as the tactics, resolutions, and other operationally relevant details of the attacks.
This report provides an overview of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), highlights its alignment with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) strategic goals, and describes FEMA’s efforts to implement the law.
The National Response Framework (NRF) provides foundational emergency management doctrine for how the United States responds to all types of incidents. The NRF is built on scalable, flexible, and adaptable concepts identified in the National Incident Management System to align key roles and responsibilities across the nation.
The Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Tribal Governments is designed to prepare tribal governments for recovery efforts from future disasters by engaging with the whole community and planning for recovery activities that are comprehensive and long term. The guide also provides tools for public engagement and for identifying existing recovery resources and outside partnerships that could help tribal governments build resilience.
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board explores and identifies the most urgent needs and actions required to accelerate preparedness for health emergencies, focusing in particular on biological risks manifesting as epidemics and pandemics. The Board identified seven actions for implementation to prepare for pressing threats.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review the federal public health and medical services response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The report examines the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) actions and leadership of this response. Following the review, GAO made seven recommendations.
This report highlights recent developments in Additive Manufacturing (AM) relevant to nuclear proliferation and adds analyses of the impact of AM on delivery systems as well as chemical and biological weapons programs. Focusing on AM developments in both North America and Western Europe, this report maps latest AM developments, projects AM development out to 2030, and applies those findings to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation pathways.
The 2018 National Household Survey measures individuals' attitudes and behaviors toward preparedness and assesses what influences them to prepare for specific hazards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency surveys the American public yearly to assess how the culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience has changed over time in the United States.