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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.

Pandemic Planning

- The ACLU examines the government’s approach to pandemic planning and the civil rights implications.

State Perspective - Minnesota

- Interview with Kris Eide, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The Question of a Heartland Quake

- While rare, earthquakes in the Midwest pose a greater danger than earthquakes in the West because of soil types and building codes.

Crisis Communications: A Casebook Approach, 3rd Edition

- There are few times in life when proper communication is more critical to an organization than during a crisis. Crisis Communications explains how crisis survival is possible through exhaustive planning, training, rehearsal, and hard work.

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.

US Will Shoot Down Spy Satellite

- A U.S. Navy cruiser will attempt to shoot down a U.S. spy satellite as it falls to Earth in the coming weeks.

Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security

- The authors explore the unusual division of responsibilities for maintaining New Orleans’ levees, finding that the approach contributed to the lack of adequate levee protection for the city.

State Perspective - Mississippi

- Interview with Mike Womack, executive director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

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.

The Value of Exercises

- Scenario-driven exercises continue to prove their worth as a way to test plans internally and among organizations that will have to coordinate their actions in a crisis.

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