Allende, Victor and Jorge Anaya
Allende, Victor and Jorge Anaya. “Collaboration in Humanitarian Logistics: Comparative Analysis of Disaster Response in Chile and Haiti 2010.” MBA Professional Report, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2010. (accessed 8 August 2011). This project seeks to examine the relationships that develop between various agencies, NGOs, and other entities in… Read More
2012. Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management. InterAgency Journal Vol. 3, no. 1 (February): 49. (accessed 22 February 2012). A section from the InterAgency Journal regarding the publishing of the Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Intended to promote a community-centric approach… Read More
“Before Disaster Strikes: Imperatives for Enhancing Defense Support of Civil Authorities.” Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents. 2010. (accessed 19 July 2011). From included summary: This section summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense… Read More
Birkland, Thomas A.
Birkland, Thomas A. Lessons of Disaster: Policy Change after Catastrophic Events. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003. This book takes a critical look at the assumption that “lessons” are “learned” after natural or man-made disasters. To determine when and how a catastrophic event serves as a catalyst for true policy… Read More
Brunelle, Gregory T.
Brunelle, Gregory T. “Achieving Shared Situational Awareness During Steady-State Operations in New York State: A Model for Success.” Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2010. (accessed 19 July 2011). This thesis considers how authorities in New York State can improve their situational awareness and information sharing capabilities. It… Read More
C-SPAN. 2004. September 11 Commission Hearing. Program 181910-4. (accessed 29 July 2011). This is a video clip of witness testimony before the September 11 Commission regarding the response to the attacks. They talked about how various localities prepare first-responders and coordinate rescue efforts. They discussed plans and preparations made… Read More
C-SPAN. 2006. Transforming National Preparedness. Program 192315-1. (accessed 29 July 2011). This is a video clip of Frances Townsend, assistant to President Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism, speaking on the topic “Transforming National Preparedness.” In her remarks she talked about preparing for national and regional emergencies, interagency cooperation,… Read More
C-SPAN. 2007. Government Disaster Response. Program 198370-1. (accessed 29 July 2011). This is a video clip of a speech at the Brookings Institution by U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen. He discussed Coast Guard operations, domestic security issues, enhanced unity of interagency collaboration, and responses to disasters.… Read More
Carwile, William
Carwile, William. 2005. Unified Command and the State-Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Homeland Security Affairs Vol. 1, no. 2 (Fall). (accessed 15 February 2012). This article describes the general concepts, background, and history of Unified Command, as well as the use of Unified Command principles in the… Read More
Center for Army Lessons Learned
Center for Army Lessons Learned. Disaster Response Staff Officer’s Handbook: Observations, Insights, and Lessons. 2010. (accessed 12 August 2011). This document examines U.S. military response to disasters in the homeland, including tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, oil spills, and terrorist attacks.… Read More