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This Memorial Day Weekend–One of the reasons we [US] Speak Mostly English!


And here is the Sir Lawrence Olvier version of Shakespeare’s Henry V Act IV, Scene III http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXFnQUU7yg

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Published 2nd Edition of Claire Rubin’s Emergency Management: The American Experience


Claire’s second edition is out with some major reworking including a chapter on the 2011 BP catastrophe by Dr. Jack Harrald.  There is a disclaimer that none of the chapter authors are professional historians. Disclosure: I helped edit both this … Continue reading

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Australian Research Center


The Aussies have called for papers and reviewers on the following topics that to me look like a splendid effort for a book  to be entitled “The Future of Disaster Management”! Here is the list: Suggested Chapter Titles and Sub-themes: … Continue reading

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DHS Key positions updated!


This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Assistant Secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Michael Locatis Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Protection, Caitlin Durkovich Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Alan Bersin http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1157655281546.shtm

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PPD-8 One year later?


On March 30, 2011 the President signed and issued PPD-8!  A VLG edited and highlighted text is set forth below: VLG EDITED VERSION OF PPD#8 Edits designed for clarity April 8, 2011 THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON March 30, 2011 PRESIDENTIAL … Continue reading

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FEMA’s Risk Analysis CPG 201, April 3, 2012


FEMA has published its THIRA as CPG 201!  See below: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201: Threat and Hazard … http://www.fema.gov/library/file;jsessionid…?type…thira…   It is not an all-hazards document as it omits for exmple Strategic Nuclear Attack or more limited nuclear attack as … Continue reading

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The Annual Preparedness Report


PKEMRA 2006 fully effective March 31, 2007, mandates an annual report on the status of Preparedness in the USA to be issued by FEMA. In January 2009 before departing the Bush Administration issued the first report pursuant to this requirement. … Continue reading

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Demographics-King of the Policy Hill?


It is likely that the 2012 Presidential election will turn on voter turnout. Specifically will those under 35 vote? If they don’t turn out to vote Obama loses. What is very odd is that Republican turnout in the Primaries so … Continue reading

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SARA TITLE III


Before you can respond or recover from any incident or event you have to know the parameters of the hazard that caused the problem.   CRS on Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act below: The Emergency Planning and … Continue reading

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Important Article on Public Health Preparedness Law!


While I think some of the discussion in the article is incorrect and that little has actually been accomplished since the Anthrax attacks in 2011 with respect to public health preparedness there has been a step up in organizational grip … Continue reading

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