NEWS & ANALYSIS

Earthquake Shakes Northeast Nevada

The earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale and hit close to the Nevada-Utah border near the sparsely populated town of Wells, Nevada.

Financial Industry Ready for Pandemic Flu

A new public-private report says the financial industry would remain operational during a severe global pandemic flu, even as absenteeism reached 49 percent.

Disaster Response Plan Gets Praise

The final version of the Department of Homeland Security's National Response Plan addresses state concerns with an earlier draft, says the Washington Post.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

State Homeland Security Advisors Unhappy with Federal Government

A new report from the National Governors Association shows deep dissatisfaction with the federal government among state homeland security officials .

Two Titans Team Up for National Preparedness and Response

The Red Cross and the Business Roundtable have joined forces to strengthen the nation's disaster preparedness and response.

National Response Plan Lacks Substance Say Critics

The Washington Post reports on a September 11 congressional hearing in which state and local emergency responders raise fears that problems with disaster response that became evident during Hurricane Katrina are not fixed by the new National Response Framework from the Bush Administration.

Huge Earthquake off Sumatra Stokes Tsunami Fears

Coastal inhabitants fear a tsunami similar to 2004.

Will Belgium Go the Way of Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia?

Belgium's three-month crisis continues. Is disintegration round the corner?

Va. Tech Report: Police Preparedness and Response Outstanding

University police had mutual aid agreements with other law enforcement agencies and trained and practiced active shooter response plans with local police.
 




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