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Has DHS Abandoned Resilience?

- A subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee wants to know.

U.S. Must be More Resilient to Disasters and Terrorism, Experts Explain

- Private and public experts briefed Congress on the importance of critical infrastructure resilience and how the country should improve its ability to recover quickly from large-scale disruptions.

Emergency Response

- FEMA has replaced its post-9-11 National Response Plan with its National Response Framework, with a new emphasis on improving state and local preparedness.

Hurricane Response

- Find out what the U.S. Geological Survey learned from recent hurricanes, including Katrina, to mitigate the effects of future violent storms.

State Perspective—South Carolina

- Interview with Ronald C. Osborne, director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division

A New Plan for National Response

- A revamped plan to guide the federal government in emergency response stresses aid to state and local agencies.

I-35W Bridge Collapse Report Issued by U.S. Fire Administration

- The U.S. Fire Administration reports that emergency response efforts at the time of the I35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1, 2007, were generally good. It discusses issues where lessons can be learned.

Senate Studies Nuke Attack Response

- Expert witnesses outlined the tremendous difficulty of disaster response amid the terror and chaos of a successful nuclear attack against the United States.

Communications Upgrade

- A problem with public-safety communications in an emergency may get solved as a part of the move to digital television broadcasting.

Principles and Practices of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques

- Responding to threats to your organization by creating a comprehensive and well-functioning business continuity plan.

Security Research Gets a Boost from the EU

- The European Union is ramping up funding to develop new security technologies and to encourage cooperation in Europe’s fragmented security industry.

State Perspective - Ohio

- Interview with William F. Veda, Jr., executive director of Ohio Homeland Security .

Legislation Seeks DHS Grants for Schools

- Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) has drafted legislation that explicitly states schools are eligible for homeland security block grants.

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