Department of Defense
Department of Defense. Joint Publication 3-41, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives Consequence Management. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2006. http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp3_41.pdf (accessed 20 October 2011). This publication provides overarching guidelines and principles to assist commanders and their staffs in planning and conducting joint chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2006. http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps67263/katrina-lessons-learned.pdf (accessed 19 July 2011). This report describes the events before and after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, discussing pre-landfall preparedness efforts, post-landfall response efforts, and the many lessons learned.… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. National Emergency Communications Plan. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2008. http://www.safecomprogram.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/NationalEmergencyCommunicationsPlan_Aug08_v2.pdf (accessed 9 April 2012). The purpose of this document is to promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to continue to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism,… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. National Emergency Communications Plan: Urban Area Communications Key Findings and Recommendations. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2011. http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/necp_goal_1_findings_accessible.pdf (accessed 9 April 2012). This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)’s assessments following the completion of Goal One of the… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. National Preparedness Goal, 1st edition. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2011. http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3773 (accessed 9 April 2012). This document discusses the core capabilities of the U.S. national preparedness effort, and details how each can be used to increase our national security, resilience, and ability to respond to… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. National Response Framework. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2008. http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf (accessed 19 July 2011). This document explains the common discipline and structures that have been exercised and matured at the local, tribal, state, and national levels over time. It describes key lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. Quick Reference Guide for the National Response Plan. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2006. http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/downloads/Quick%20Reference%20Guide.pdf (accessed 20 July 2011). This document provides a point-by-point summary and quick reference guide to the National Response Plan, which was created to establish a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. Written Testimony of Office of Health Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Polk for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Hearing Titled, “Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 3): Protecting the Protectors.” 2012. http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/testimony/20120417-st-medical-countermeasures-hsc.shtm… Read More
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security. Written Testimony of U.S. Coast Guard Assistant commandant for Response Policy Rear Admiral Cari Thomas for a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard hearing titled “Stemming the Tide: The U.S. Response to Tsunami Generated Marine Debris.” 2012.… Read More
Derthick, Martha
Derthick, Martha. 2007. Where Federalism Didn’t Fail. Public Administration Review Vol. 67, no. 1: 36-47. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2007.00811.x/pdf (accessed 26 October 2011). This document examines the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, specifically instances of the government’s successes.  While the response to Katrina is usually portrayed as a failure, the author argues that… Read More