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Pandemic Lessons Learned

- The government delivered a unified message on the severity of the H1N1 virus, but it later faltered in vaccine delivery and disease tracking.

Crumbling Infrastructure a National Security Concern, Experts Say

- Repairing and upgrading our national infrastructure is critical to the national security of the United States, experts said during a think tank event yesterday.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House of Representatives. To proceed, the bill must be approved by the Senate. The Senate has not announced whether it will consider the measure.

Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

- While it focuses on an avian flu pandemic, this year old book's lessons apply to the pandemic currently circling the globe and to any other large-scale disease outbreak

Leadership WIthout Borders

- Meta-leadership emerges as the next major management concept as agency leaders attempt to coordinate efforts across organizations and sectors.

False Sense of Confidence Pervades IT Business Continuity Planning, Survey Finds

- A new survey reports that IT decision makers in both the public and private sectors have a false sense of confidence when it comes to business continuity during a pandemic crisis.

DHS Wants First Responders to Speak in Plain English

- The Department of Homeland Security continues to persuade local first responders to use plain English at all times when communicating rather than relying on the common code system in use across the United States, reports the Ventura County Star of California.

Homeland Security and Private Sector Business: Corporations' Role in Critical Infrastructure Protection

- Homeland Security and Private Sector Business offers security professionals the technical information they need to minimize risk and maximize preparedness.

Urban Area Perspective - Baltimore

- Security Management interviews Robert Maloney, director of the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Emergency Management.

The Utility of Securing the Electric Supply

- From copper thefts to cyberthreats, utilities face many forces that could interrupt their electricity services. Here's how three companies are meeting the challenge.

Survey: Most Companies' Employees Cannot Work Remotely During a Crisis

- The majority of employees at approximately three out of four organizations could not work remotely if they had to, according to a new survey.

Lack of Paid Sick Days Could Help Spread of H1N1

- Nearly 40 percent of workers do not receive paid sick days from their employers, raising fears among public health experts that sick workers will spread swine flu to their colleagues and the broader public.

Urban Area Perspective – Houston

- An interview with Dennis Storemski, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the City of Houston.
 




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