Disaster Response


Energy, DoD, DHS develop new disaster relief vehicle



Energy, DoD, DHS develop new disaster relief vehicle
The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, announced on September 15 that it has awarded Cummins, Inc. approximately $1 million to develop a new disaster relief vehicle. The federally-funded H2Rescue is a hydrogen fuel cell truck that was designed to meet the needs… Read More

National Preparedness Month: disasters don’t wait



National Preparedness Month: disasters don’t wait
September is National Preparedness Month, a time to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, the wildfires in the west, and other natural disasters, it’s especially important… Read More

InterAgency Journal 11-1



InterAgency Journal 11-1
Inside this issue: Features The Productive Organization: Survival of the Fittest Ted Thomas, Kevin Gentzler, and Billy Miller Mission Command: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol Robert W. Edwards A Solution to WMD Proliferation Michael W. Parrott A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response John B. Foley Missed Operational… Read More

10 years ago: AMB Merten and LTG Keen on U.S. relief to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake



10 years ago: AMB Merten and LTG Keen on U.S. relief to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake

Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), has expanded her podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” McCarthy’s podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced [...]

Featured Article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters



Featured Article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters
Featured article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters by Michael Long The Army Design Method is a useful tool for understanding poorly structured problems and developing approaches to solving them. It is the most effective methodology for conceptual planning within the military. After a year-long fellowship at the Federal… Read More

Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise



Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise
Featured article: Reassessing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Enterprise  by Gary D. Mills We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. —Dwight D. Eisenhower During the last nine months, citizens throughout the world have observed momentous events that have added to a tumultuous global environment. Internationally,… Read More

Florence response cooperation “outstanding”



Florence response cooperation “outstanding”
The response to Hurricane Florence is underway, and according to Air Force General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessey cooperation between local, state, and federal entities has been “outstanding.” Speaking from the North Carolina operations center, O’Shaughnessey praised the efforts of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and… Read More

U.S. prepares for Florence



U.S. prepares for Florence
According to Department of Defense (DoD) officials, more than 7,000 active duty and National Guard service members are prepared to respond to Hurricane Florence. DoD officials also said that the department is working with civilian agencies and federal partners in support of regions affected by the storm. U.S. Northern Command… Read More

DoD, FEMA prepare for Hurricane Lane



DoD, FEMA prepare for Hurricane Lane
The Hawaii National Guard and active-duty military personnel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District), Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are preparing for Hurricane Lane to make landfall. FEMA has activated its National Response Coordination Center in Washington, DC, and the Hawaii National… Read More

Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado



Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado
Featured article: Disaster Response: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado by Bradley Jenkins On May 4, 2007, severe weather ravaged the midwest United States, wreaking havoc throughout the state of Kansas. As night fell on Kiowa County, a tornadic supercell developed, creating the conditions for a catastrophic tornado… Read More