On January 21, after designating the ongoing pandemic a top priority for the new Biden Administration, the White House released the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.
The new strategy lays out seven primary goals for COVID-19 response and pandemic preparedness:
Restore trust with the American people.… Read More
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released their initial assessment report on the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this month.
The report evaluates FEMA’s COVID-19 response operations during the time period of January 2020 through September 2020.
According to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, at the time of the… Read More
In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S… However, a decade and a half later, as the nation faced the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis, assessments of the U.S. government response led to a sobering conclusion: The U.S. still has not learned the lessons of Dark Winter...
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
Inside this issue:
The Economics of Trade and National Security
David A. Anderson
Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing
Violence and Poverty in El Salvador
Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for
the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities
Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders
in… Read More
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
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
September 1 marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month, with the theme for 2018 being “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to remind us that “we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.”
In her message on National Preparedness… Read More
In August, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a follow-up report to the mass shooting incident that occurred in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. The attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival left 58 concertgoers dead and more than 800 injured.
Included in the 61-page report’s findings are… Read More
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