Richard A. Spires discusses the progress we have made in federal information sharing since the 9/11 attacks in this fcw.com piece.
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 Management.com.
Current postings are at www.usajobs.gov. Search on “Emergency Management” to see the entire list.
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 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.
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.
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 CBSBoston.com 3/15/2013
Kevin “Kip” Thomas, PhD, director, Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management Program
BU HEM Director Dr. Kip Thomas discusses the HEM program on the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Viewpoints
Watch the video for a brief overview of the BU HEM program and how it may align with your interests and career aspirations.