November 2012

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When 911 Fails: What Safeguards Are In Place?

An investigation into the situation that left 2.3 million residents in northern Virginia without telephone access to 911 for up to four days.


Dueling Degrees: Emergency Management vs. Homeland Security

The emergency management and homeland security communities vie for supremacy in academia.

The Problems with Disaster Messaging (And How to Improve It)

Ana-Marie Jones of the nonprofit organization Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters addresses why preparedness messages fall short and how to reach more citizens.

What the U.S. Can Learn from the Christchurch Earthquake

Learning from experience is an important element of our knowledge about disasters that affect major urban areas.


Preparedness Should Be Marketed like Coca-Cola

What’s needed to overcome this woeful lack of disaster preparedness is a national-level campaign that's never-ending.

Narrowbanding Is an Opportunity to Improve Communications

The FCC's narrowbanding mandate has government entities working to retool their two-way radio systems before the Jan. 1, 2013, deadline.

Supply Chain Management Will Enable a More Efficient Response

This will open up opportunities to find solutions that allow for faster, more efficient delivery of critical supplies once an incident happens.


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