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George Mason University Deploys Mobile Application that Helps It Get Information Out via Smartphones

- This week (the week of Oct 14-18) as a participant in the Virginia statewide earthquake drill, George Mason University (GMU) rolled out the notification feature of its new mobile application geared towards emergency preparedness. (NOTE: Correction--This article, originally posted on October 18, is unchanged from the original post exempt for a change in the headline of one word to clarify that GMU is past the testing phase and has deployed this software.)

Lessons in Preparedness

- The Boston Marathon bombing shows the value of emergency response planning but federal funding cuts may affect future capabilities nationwide.

Emergency Alerts

- Americans can sign up to receive emergency alerts from their local community organizations. Now the U.S. National Emergency Alert Registry. People can also sign up for the Wireless Emergency Alerts provided by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Here’s the Drill

- Find out how Toronto’s RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre, a four-level shopping mall complex that includes office towers, improved its emergency evacuation performance through training.

Lessons from the Fukushima Response

- Lessons from Fukushima are being applied to improve future U.S. international emergency response efforts.

Critical Infrastructure Security: Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response

- Making sure that critical infrastructures, such as transportation, finance, telecommunications, and energy, remain operational demands a comprehensive and integrated security plan. In this book, editor Francisco Flammini brings together cutting-edge critical infrastructure security information put forth by some of the best security authors of the day.

Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

- In this book, Professor Harvey Molotch argues that the government is worrying about the wrong things, and wasting huge amounts of money in the process. With a focus on post 9-11 events, he suggests that while significantly more security measures are in place, most people do not feel safer, and it is even arguable whether we are indeed safer.

Post-Sandy Analysis Reveals Challenges, Successes for FEMA

- An evaluation of FEMA's response to Superstorm Sandy was published in July of this year, outlining challenges and successes for the federal agency in dealing with one of the deadliest and most destructive U.S. storms on record.

Managing

- Managers should have a comprehensive contingency plan in place to deal with potential labor disputes.

Tips on Crisis Communications

- Tips on crisis communications, and a look at how a con artist was able to sell fake explosive detectors.

Review: NIMs for EOCs (DVD)

- The Emergency Film Group has created a training and familiarization package for government personnel at all levels to learn or review the essentials of NIMS and the related matters associated with emergency response.

NIMS for EOCs (DVD)

- The Emergency Film Group has created a training and familiarization package for government personnel at all levels to learn or review the essentials of NIMS and the related matters associated with emergency response

Intelligence

- Tips on crisis communications, and a look at how a con artist was able to sell fake explosive detectors.
 




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