All comments concerning website materials should be emailed to Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov. 14th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update
15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference is scheduled June 4-7, 2012.
College and University News:
Shannon is hard at work with the yearly update of the Hi Ed website college list. The college list is the section most used by potential students seeking program information as well as being used by other colleges and universities that are investigating the possibility of an emergency management program in their school. For these and other reasons it is essential for us to have the most current and up to date information for your programs. Please respond to Shannon’s email as soon as possible when she contacts you. We appreciate the time you take to inform us of changes to your program.
National Preparedness Month
"Our Nation has weathered many hardships, but we have always pulled together as one Nation to help our neighbors prepare for, respond to, and recover from these extraordinary challenges." President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation for National Preparedness Month
We know the critical role you play in advancing our nation in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, but does everyone in your community? Year round, you educate future leaders in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and conduct innovative ways to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies of all kinds. Your leadership in all areas of preparedness helps us build a more resilient nation. You deserve recognition for your hard work, so share your efforts, experiences, and set an example in your community by signing up to be a National Preparedness Month Coalition Member at community.fema.gov.
Recent disasters such as the tornados in Joplin and Tuscaloosa, earthquake in Virginia, and Hurricane Irene, have gotten the public’s attention like never before. Now is the time to reach your community, they are listening. Let them know what you are doing, and what they should be doing to ensure a whole community approach towards preparedness. Join us now as a National Preparedness Month Coalition Member at community.fema.gov where you’ll have access to ready-to-use messaging, a calendar to promote your events, the ability to connect with thousands of coalition members in your community and nationwide, and most importantly, a way for your community to find you and recognize the critical role you play in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Currently, we have less than 200 colleges and universities registered as National Preparedness Month Coalition Members. We can do better than that. Show everyone your important role. Join us now; it takes less than two minutes to sign up at community.fema.gov. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Management and Homeland Security News:
Fall weather is fast approaching. Check the FEMA website when preparing your home, car and work place for cold weather emergencies. Important information can be found at http://www.ready.gov/
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September is National Preparedness Month. Check out the FEMA website for more information.
Online Tools for National Preparedness Month - http://blog.fema.gov/2011/08/online-tools-for-national-preparedness.html
Get Prepared - http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html
Latest Forecast -http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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New or Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:
Climate Change: Conceptual Approaches and Policy Tools. R41973
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act. R41972
Financing Recovery After a Catastrophic Earthquake or Nuclear Power Incident. R41968
What It Means to be an American: Attitudes in an Increasingly Diverse America Ten Years after 9/11 http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0906_american_attitudes.aspx
The American Public on the 9/11 Decade: A Study of American Public Opinion http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0908_opinion_poll_telhami.aspx
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Ten Years After 9/11—A World of Change [interactive video]
Center for American Progress
10th Anniversary of 9/11 http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/09/911_statement.html
Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
10th Anniversary of 9/11 http://cip.gmu.edu/archive/CIPHS_TheCIPReport_September2011_9_11_10thAnniversary.pdf
Center for Security Policy
Are We Safer? An Online Symposium on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Where are We, Ten Years after 9/11? http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18815.xml
Center for Technology and National Security Policy
New Directions in U.S. National Security, Defense Plans, and Diplomacy: A Review of Official Strategic Documents http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/docUploaded/New%20Directions.pdf
Strengthening Government Laboratory Science and Technology Programs: Some Thoughts for the Department of Homeland Security http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/docUploaded//DTP%2083_Govt_Labs_Sci_Tech.pdf
Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The Attacks of September 11th: Where are We Today http://chsdemocrats.house.gov/Hearings/index.asp?ID=326
Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Defending the Nation Since 9/11: Successful Reforms and Challenges Ahead at the Department of Homeland Security http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=5b66dadb-2060-44a9-b7a5-df7c11248aa6
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Develop a Radiation Response Plan http://www.remm.nlm.gov/responseplan.htm
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11, GAO-11-881 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-881
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11, GAO-11-940T [testimony] http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-940T
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11, GAO-11-919T [testimony] http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-919T
GAO's Perspectives on Fiscal and Performance Challenges Facing Government [presentation] GAO-11-1071CG
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Provided Education Support for Displaced Students, GAO-11-839 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-839
Please feel free to invite other EM professionals, researchers, professors, or others that you think would be interested in participating in the CEMR Network. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the CEMR Network, please feel free to post on the CEMR Network profile wall or send us an email.
If you would like to broadcast an announcement to the CEMR Network, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City Citizen Corps Council News:
The NYC Citizen Corps Council News is an excellent source for emergency preparedness information. This robust weekly newsletter for organizations includes information about:
NYC Citizen Corps Council Initiatives (www.NYC.gov/citizencorps)
Organizations wishing to subscribe should contact Justin Land, CommunityOutreach Coordinator–NYC Office of Emergency Management email@example.com. Calling all Ready New Yorkers! Are you prepared for an emergency? If so, the New York City Office of Emergency Management challenges you to take this Ready New York quiz. If you answer all the questions correctly, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a Go Bag.
In celebration of National Preparedness Month, Go Bag drawings will occur weekly. Each winner will receive one Go Bag.
Emergency Management Solutions is a free monthly newsletter written by Lucien G. Canton, CEM. It is intended to share ideas, tips and tricks that will help improve your emergency programs. You’re welcome to share the content with others with appropriate attribution. To subscribe to the newsletter or to view the current issue http://www.luciencanton.com/newsletter.html.
Natural Hazards Observer, Number 573 • September 8, 2011 is now available
Contributions of jobs, conferences, and other content to this newsletter can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “for Disaster Research” in the subject line.
To subscribe, visit http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/dr/ or e-mail email@example.com.
The latest Natural Hazards Observer is Online
The latest edition of the Natural Hazards Observer is now available online. Featured articles from the September 2011 Observer include:
—Are We Placing Smart Growth in Dumb Locations
—Disaster Mitigation Contends with a Perfect Storm
—Haiti 2010: From Bulletproof Pledging to Hesitant Reconstruction
—Lessons from the Earthquakes
Visit the Natural Hazards Center Web site to read the September and past editions of the Observer.
For more information, contact 800-940-6039 or emergencymgmt.com/info
Notes from the Hi Ed Program:
We are accepting news and events to be placed in our “Bits and Pieces” reports each week. Let us know what emergency management or homeland security activities are happening at your college, university, and state or local emergency management office.
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