Disaster Response


DoD, partners ready to respond to Hurricane Nate



DoD, partners ready to respond to Hurricane Nate
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) is ready to support Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) efforts in responding to Hurricane Nate, which made landfall in Louisiana as a category 1 hurricane over the weekend. Northcom pre-positioned DoD assets in preparation for the response to Nate, and DoD… Read More

Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean



Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean
The U.S. response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean continues after the storms devastated the area last month. Over 12,000 responders from U.S. federal agencies are involved in response efforts, and U.S. personnel have been working closely with partners from the Commonwealth. Department of Defense… Read More

Agencies respond to Hurricane Maria



Agencies respond to Hurricane Maria
U.S. government agencies continue response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Personnel from various federal departments and agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), are focused on life-saving and… Read More

DoD supports USAID Irma response



DoD supports USAID Irma response
On September 12, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Southern Command stood up a joint task force to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in responding to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to Irma’s… Read More

Agencies continue Irma response



Agencies continue Irma response
Federal agencies are continuing their response to Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on Sunday after sweeping through the Caribbean. Nearly 22,ooo federal personnel are working to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Irma. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has staged eight urban search and rescue… Read More

FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma



FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma
U.S. agencies are responding to Hurricane Irma, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this week, and could make landfall in Florida early Sunday. Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to the Caribbean in advance of the storm, including incident management assistance teams and… Read More

Agencies respond to Hurricane Harvey



Agencies respond to Hurricane Harvey
Multiple federal agencies are responding to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on Friday night and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages individuals in affected areas to follow the instructions of state, local,… Read More

Featured Article: Kinetic Energy Weapons…



Featured Article: Kinetic Energy Weapons…
Featured article: Kinetic Energy Weapons: The Beginning of an Interagency Challenge by Daniel C. Sproull In 1948, the UN Commission for Conventional Armaments defined weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as “…atomic explosive weapons, radioactive material weapons, lethal chemical and biological weapons, and any weapons developed in the future which have… Read More

Featured Article: Concurrent Biological, Electromagnetic Pulse and Cyber-attacks…



Featured Article: Concurrent Biological, Electromagnetic Pulse and Cyber-attacks…
Featured article: Concurrent Biological, Electromagnetic Pulse and Cyber-attacks: The Ultimate Interagency Response Challenge by Patricia Rohrbeck The critical infrastructure components of an advanced society—telecommunications, transportation, banking and finance, petroleum and natural gas, food and water, public health and healthcare, and security—have at least one feature in common: All depend upon… Read More