Communications: DHS transfers emergency-response tech

April 7th, 2015 in Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health

The Department of Homeland Security’s tech directorate has begun transferring a web-based, app-driven emergency response system to a nonprofit center that will disseminate it more widely among emergency responders. (More)

Ebola modeling floats flood response app

April 7th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Disaster Response, Ebola, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Research

Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.(More)

Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts 18th Annual Training Conference – May 11 to May 15, 2015

April 7th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Massachusetts and Boston, Opportunities, Training

Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts 18th Annual Training Conference – May 11 to May 15, 2015
Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center – Hyannis MA

The 18th Annual MACA Training Conference will be especially interesting to Homeland Security professionals this year.
Event info & registration: www.macrimeanalysts.org
Venue & Room Booking: http://www.capecodresortandconferencecenter.com
Tuition is $350, room rate is $125 + tax

Our Incredible Keynote Speaker Line-Up for 2015 includes:

Nada Bakos – Retired CIA Analyst who worked on the Osama Bin Laden Targeting Team
Colonel Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police
Daniel Linsky – Retired Superintendant-In-Chief of the Boston Police Department
Michelle McPhee – ABC News Boston Producer and True Crime Author

There will be several break out sessions and a computer lab.
Please contact Lieutenant Glen Mills with any questions – gamills@bpd.org

FCC Seeks Comment on What ‘Emergency’ Means for School Mass Notifications

April 7th, 2015 in Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Social Aspects

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an “emergency?” That’s the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard. (More)

U.S., Japan Bring Big Data and Data Analytics to Disaster Response

April 7th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Public Health, Research

Rapid advances in information technology are providing new opportunities to improve disaster management. For example, new computer systems and networks — from sensor networks to smartphones and cyber-physical systems — are giving rise to powerful data streams that have the potential to facilitate timely and effective action during disasters. (More)

Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management: March 2015 Newsletter

March 9th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Industry, National Security, Public Health, Training

Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management March 2015 Newsletter

DelValle Institute February 2015 Newsletter

February 25th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, In the News, Massachusetts and Boston, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Training

DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness February 2015 Newsletter

World Medical and Health Policy December 2014 Issue

February 5th, 2015 in Governmental Policy, Opportunities, Public Health, Social Aspects

World Medical and Health Policy December 2014 Issue
*Call for Papers on Drug Policy extended until February 13, (presenting at the 5th Annual Forum on Drug Policy coming up in Chicago in April.)

IIHA The Humanitarian Newsletter

February 5th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Ebola, Governmental Policy, Training

Fordham University Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
The Humanitarian Newsletter: February 4 – February 18

HSDL Critical Releases for February 2015

February 5th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, National Security, Public Health

HSDL Critical Releases for February 2015: