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Information Sharing: Are We Safer?

October 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized

Richard A. Spires discusses the progress we have made in federal information sharing since the 9/11 attacks in this piece.

Fema to Hire 700 CORE personnel

July 9th, 2013 in Uncategorized

FEMA is apparently going to fill 700 CORE (Cadre of Response/Recovery Employees) positions over the next few months. Click here for the article on Emergency

Current postings are at Search on “Emergency Management” to see the entire list.

Crowdsourcing video surveillance can work both ways

May 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized


There is some irony involved when crowdsourcing for situational awareness involves gathering data directly from those being watched.

Take Occupy D.C., part of the Occupy movement, an international protest against social and economic inequality. Participants in Occupy D.C. inhabited McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza from October 2011 until they were evicted in February 2012. The U.S. Park Police used video footage supplied by Occupy D.C. to monitor the group, David Mulholland, commander of Technology Services for the Park Police, said during a session at the GovSec conference in Washington, D.C.

Read more at GCN.

The Integrator – Volume 15 is available for download

May 9th, 2013 in Uncategorized

The latest edition of The Integrator (Vol. 15), an information bulletin from the National Preparedness Division of DHS/FEMA Region I, addresses current preparedness issues, activities, and events in Region I.

Highlights from this volume include the following:
· Letter from the FPC – Russ Webster
· Boston Marathon Bombings and City Lockdown
· Welcome to the new Deputy Division Director
· NOAA-NWS StormReady Supporters
· Much more.

Emergency Managers Must Be Educated, Not Just Trained

May 3rd, 2013 in Uncategorized

In his May 1st Managing Crisis blog, Lucien Canton discusses the need for the field of Emergency Management to evolve from from a tightly focused area of training to one of “professionalized” education.

Milford Safety Drill Trains Staff To Respond In Active Shooter Situations

March 18th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Full-Scale Safety Drill Trains Milford Staff To Respond In Case Of Gunman

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Milford High School teacher Amy Allegrezza is used to doing school safety drills, but this one was different.

For one thing, she heard the sounds of real gunshots coming from a police officer running down the hallways firing blanks from a .38-caliber handgun. more…

Video from WBZ-TV 3/15/2013

Addressing School Security

December 18th, 2012 in Uncategorized

School Security
Kevin “Kip” Thomas, PhD, director, Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management Program

Critical Releases in Homeland Security

November 2nd, 2012 in Uncategorized

Every two weeks, the HSDL identifies a targeted collection of recently-released documents of particular interest or potential importance.

Former BU HEM Student MEMA Spokesperson for Hurricane Sandy

October 31st, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hundreds of thousands remain without power; state offices reopen

BU HEM Director Dr. Kip Thomas discusses the HEM program on the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Viewpoints

July 27th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Watch the video for a brief overview of the BU HEM program and how it may align with your interests and career aspirations.