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July 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Prompts Discussions on Surviving, Rebuilding

The Moore, Okla., tornado raised many public policy concerns, including those involving schools and storm shelters.


Fusion Centers Struggle to Find Their Place in the Post-9/11 World

Fusion centers’ effectiveness and legality has been questioned ever since they were created in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Researchers Retask Sensor Networks to Detect New Hazards

In the future, sensors traditionally used to detect temperature or noise could be utilized by emergency managers and first responders to enhance their response.

How Emergency Managers Can Benefit from Big Data

Large volumes of data sets derived from sophisticated sensors and social media feeds are increasingly being used by government agencies.

Universities Show How Emergency Communications Have Evolved

How universities kept communication alive during Superstorm Sandy.

Are We Prepared for MERS or Another Pandemic?

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been called the “greatest challenge facing the world today.”

Search and Rescue Specialist Lives for the ‘Positive Addiction’

National Association for Search and Rescue President Dan Hourihan addresses the evolution of SAR and the importance of training.


The Importance of Emergency Contingency Plans

Recent events have demonstrated that no one is exempt from a disaster situation and people everywhere need to be prepared.

Is Emergency Management a Profession? (Opinion)

A profession is defined as a calling that requires specialized knowledge and academic preparation. Does emergency management fall under that description?

Counterterrorism: The Needle in the Haystack (Opinion)

After spending about $100 billion a year on counterterrorism since 9/11, should we consider ourselves lucky that more attacks haven’t occurred or was the money well spent?


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