01/31/2012 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Information Research Center has published a list of recommended smartphone apps and mobile optimized Web sites to put disaster information at the fingertips of both first responders and the public.
Book Reviews: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
01/06/2012 - FedEx fined for shipping "security sensitive" items to sanctioned companies. The number of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia has increased,but the number of successful hijackings has fallen, says a new report. An Australian police commissioner stands by his decision to lock residents out of a flooded town after a major disaster. And more.
12/15/2011 - New York is testing its cell phone notification emergency alert system today. An investigation finds that private sellers are willing to sell to buyers who say they can't pass a background check. Malware forces a hospital to close for three days. And more.
11/29/2011 - The Rad Resilient City Fallout Preparedness Checklist is a tool for designing and implementing a fallout preparedness program for cities and their partners. Based on the latest federal guidance and technical reports, it was developed to help public officials protect citizens from exposure in a radiological event.
11/21/2011 - Things didn’t go exactly as planned with FEMA’s emergency alert test earlier this month, but despite its shortcomings--including some of the public not getting any alerts at all--FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA agree the test was a success.