08/10/2007 - William C. “Bill” Burke has served as director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency since 2003, coordinating incident response while building terrorism preparedness alongside Illinois Homeland Security and the state’s Terrorism Task Force.
08/10/2007 - A new 80-page guide is intended to give governors an overview of their homeland security roles and responsibilities. Topics covered include communications interoperability and mutual-aid agreements.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
08/10/2007 - The National Guard is woefully under equipped and in need of reform, says an independent commission chartered to look into the issue. Its report details the problem and recommends solutions.
Book Reviews: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
08/10/2007 - As recent events have illustrated, emergency planning is an activity no organization can afford to ignore. Emergency planners in either sector would benefit from the second edition of Emergency Response Planning for Corporate and Municipal Managers.
08/09/2007 - It's early to draw specific lessons from Virginia Tech but it is helpful to look at policies and procedures in place at other institutions and to examine how technology is facilitating emergency communications.
08/09/2007 - Emergency response coordinators in the Transporation Security Administration are not receiving training in continuity of operations, despite the existence of free courses, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security.