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Interoperable Communications Technologies Need Uniform Testing Standards, Official Says

- The lack of a uniform product testing program for emergency communications equipment means first responders could buy radios they believe are interoperable but fail to deliver during a disaster, a government official told Congress today.

Introduction to Homeland Security, Third Edition: Principles of All-Hazards Response

- The third edition of Introduction to Homeland Security gives an excellent and comprehensive look at how different agencies cooperate to manage risk across the United States.

Lessons Learned from Chile's Earthquake

- While Chile fared much better than Haiti after recent earthquakes, many organizations discovered they weren't actually prepared to respond to and recover from the disaster.

Web 2.0 Helps in Disaster

- In the devastation left by the recent earthquake in Haiti, a Web-based crisis-mapping program helped rescuers locate those in danger.

Lessons in Building Public-Private Partnerships From the Seattle Area

- Effective homeland security relies on good public-private relationships between government and the private sector. Seattle and its suburbs show how such relationships are built.

DHS Focuses on Long-Term Recovery After a Disaster

- A new federal draft framework for disaster management focuses on the long-term recovery plans of the nation based on an all-hazards approach that doesn't overemphasize terrorism.

Maintenance of U.S. Tsunami Detection Buoys Difficult and Costly, GAO Reports

- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is having a hard-time maintaining its network of expensive high-tech tsunami detection buoys, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Wednesday.

Disaster Recovery

- Having developed guidelines for preparedness and response, FEMA has issued a draft of a proposed National Disaster Recovery Framework, laying out critical steps in long-term recovery from disasters. Read the draft and comments online.

FEMA Launches New Web Site for Wireless Devices

- Topics on the simplified page include “How do I keep my family safe?” while disaster-specific links address topics such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.

From Response to Recovery

- A new draft framework for disaster management focuses on the recovery plans of federal agencies, including the role of the private sector.

An Introduction to Security and Emergency Planning for Faith-Based Organizations

- Hawkins succinctly addresses the security concerns of religious institutions and houses of worship in this introductory text.

Urban Area Perspective - Denver

- Security Management interviews Daniel T. Alexander, director of the City and County of Denver's Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Urban Area Perspective - Keeping Phoenix Ready

- Security Management interviews Mike DeBenedetto, Phoenix's emergency management coordinator.
 




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