Monthly Archives: September 2011


Today marks closure of a dozen years since I retired from FEMA on October 1st 1999. And the birthday of the Vacation Lane Group. Happy Birthday VLG!

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USA Arctic Policy!

Because of my recent comments  on other blog posts and links to facebook on the arctic I believe it might again be helpful to post the HSPD on the ARCTIC!  See as follows: HSPD-25: Arctic Region Policy. Establishes the policy … Continue reading

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Extension of the NFIP?

Unless I missed something it is looking like short term extension #12 for the NFIP the end of the week. Almost nothing in the Senate and House passed versions is a real reform. I could find nothing about a scheduled … Continue reading

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Perhaps because of the movie Contagion or a post on a blog that I frequently contribute comments––the latter involving terrorist use of nuclear materials–I posted the following historical document:     PUBLIC LAW 104-201 TITLE XIV—DEFENSE AGAINST WEAPONS OF MASS … Continue reading

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Seeing “Contagion” reminded me of DARK WINTER EXERCISE. See below: Performing your original search, dark winter exercise, in PubMed will retrieve 4 records. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Apr 1;34(7):972-83. Epub 2002 Feb 19. Shining light on “Dark Winter”. O’Toole T, … Continue reading

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I saw the movie recently released captioned “Contagion” over the weekend. I highly recommend it and also rereading the following: National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats, National Security Council, November 2009   For those most interested recommend review the exercise … Continue reading

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John O. Brennan-The Real Secretary of HS!

From Wikipedia: John O. Brennan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Brennan Homeland Security Advisor Incumbent Assumed office January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama Preceded by Kenneth Wainstein Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Acting In office August 27, 2004 – … Continue reading

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Who would have thunk it? GAO in its recent major assessment of DHS as to accomplishments of its post 9/11/01 missions was startling honest in its Footnote #13 of the 226 pp version of its report. That footnote reads: “We … Continue reading

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Hey partly obsessive and compulsive here!  Almost daily post articles of interest to my FACEBOOK page with a cryptic comment or two. Enjoy! And the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued forth another almost worthless Authorization bill for … Continue reading

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Fiscal Year 2012 Begins in 10 days!

Once again the Executive Branch will be under a Continuing Resolution [CR] for the start of Fiscal Year 2012 beginning on October 1st. So more evidence that Congerss cannot function as designed. The Authorization committees now have little real power … Continue reading

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