Resilience-Based CI and Domestic Preparedness: A Long-Overdue Imperative

Honeycomb graphic with images of the critical infrastructure sectorsFor decades, preparedness leaders have known and publicly warned about the rapidly growing and metastasizing threats to and exploitable vulnerabilities of U.S. critical infrastructure (CI). Ongoing iterations of the 1990s-era CI status quo (i.e., cybersecurity- and protection-focused efforts) have proven no match for the existing, much less looming, threats to and often self-inflicted vulnerabilities of the country’s cyber-reliant CI and domestic preparedness.

Elegant Community Preparation

Drawing of a toolbox. Inside the box are five people, a hammer, wrench, book, heart, and water flaskElegant community preparation means having a process that makes disaster planning efforts simpler for community members. By collaboratively focusing on novel factors in an easily understood way, individuals and families can better prepare for any disaster or disruption.

New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities

drawing of blond woman sitting at desk with open laptop, plants on both sidesFor many, the first month of each year spurs a renewed energy for change and setting higher goals. This January, what New Year’s resolution would make your community stronger and more resilient?

Beyond Registries: Better Solutions for People With Disabilities

Emergency planners often identify volunteer disaster registries as a solution for assisting people with disabilities during a disaster. However, registries have flaws. Learn about eight common registry problems and the author’s better solutions that should be considered.

Three Puzzle Pieces That Increase Community Preparedness

This author reflects on his team’s direct mission to New York in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, commonly referred to as 9/11, to consider if communities are more prepared today than they were in 2001.
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