Reports

COVID-19 Supplement for Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

This supplement to the 2019 Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place provides COVID-19 related questions to key principles and critical considerations. The questions can assist emergency management planners as they assess the impacts and constraints resulting from COVID-19 and review, revise, and implement evacuation or shelter-in-place plans.

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Future of DHS Project: Key Findings and Recommendations

The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security convened the Future of DHS Project to inform the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership team in January 2021 on the direction of DHS’s mission and how to address the challenges faced by the department. These are the key findings and recommendations.

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Cyber Essentials Toolkit-Chapter 3

The Cyber Essentials Toolkit is a set of modules designed to break down the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for IT and C-suite leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential. This chapter emphasizes protecting the information and applications on a network.

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Cyber Essentials Toolkit-Chapter 2

The Cyber Essentials Toolkit is a set of modules designed to break down the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for IT and C-suite leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential. This chapter emphasizes the importance of the organization as a whole in cybersecurity, requiring a shift toward a culture of cyber readiness and greater cyber awareness among staff by providing cyber education, training, and other resources.

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Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus

This document provides the U.S. government’s guidance to airports and airlines for implementing measures to mitigate the public health risks associated with COVID-19, prepare for an increase in travel volume, and ensure that aviation safety and security are not compromised. It is intended to address public health concerns and support U.S. air carriers and airports as they make decisions and implement changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Cyber Essentials Toolkit-Chapter 1

The Cyber Essentials Toolkit is a set of modules designed to break down the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for IT and C-suite leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential. This chapter focuses on providing leaders with an understanding of what it takes from the top to drive a culture of cyber readiness within their organizations.

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COVID-19 Planning Guide and Self-Assessment for Higher Education

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in collaboration with Tuscany Strategy Consulting and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation released a comprehensive operational guide and accompanying self-assessment calculator. These tools were designed to provide practical planning resources to help higher education institutions gauge how effectively they are addressing a range of COVID-19 scenarios.

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Development and Regulation of Medical Countermeasures for COVID-19 (Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Treatments): Frequently Asked Questions

This report answers frequently asked questions about current efforts related to research and development of medical countermeasures, their regulation, and related policy issues. Although several efforts are underway, medical product research, development, and approval is a difficult and high-risk endeavor that takes years in typical circumstances. In response to COVID-19, this process has been expedited, including through several federal programs and mechanisms covered in this report.

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State Information Search Tool

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse recently launched the State Information Search Tool, a new functionality within SchoolSafety.gov geared toward sharing state-specific school safety information and resources. These state programs and contacts are a resource to build a school safety plan. The contacts are state emergency planners that can provide school safety expertise specific to each state.

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National Incident Management System Training Program-Updated

FEMA’s National Integration Center released an updated National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program, which sets forth a structure for national training and establishes the roles and responsibilities of FEMA and members of the NIMS stakeholder community. The training program identifies specific activities for developing, maintaining and sustaining a training program that prepares incident personnel to understand their responsibilities and work together during incidents. The revised NIMS Training Program introduces training focus areas based on incident personnel’s position and responsibility.

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