2014 Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit presentations

November 17th, 2014 in Community of Practitioners, Homeland Security, Public Health

The titles, brief summaries, and power point slides for this year’s summit presentations are now available on the UAPI site at: https://www.uapi.us/?search&group=resources&Tag=2014+Homeland+Security+and+Defense+Education+Summit.

HSDL Critical Releases for November 12, 2014

November 13th, 2014 in Homeland Security, In the News, Public Health

HSDL Critical Releases for November 12, 2014.

Team Rubicon Press

November 13th, 2014 in Disaster Response, In the News

Emergency Management Magazine published an article about Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster response organization for military veterans.

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief, November 12, 2014

November 13th, 2014 in In the News, Public Health

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief.

Robotic Cockroaches for Disaster Response

November 13th, 2014 in Disaster Response, In the News

Search and rescue roaches? North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. This fascinating technology is intended for application in disaster response operations. NCSU press release.

FBI Video Collection System Request

November 13th, 2014 in In the News, Opportunities, Public Health

How the FBI plans to manage crowdsourced video: The FBI has recently placed a request for information about a citizen facing video repository system they could use to manage croudsourced video.

Methuen, MA Installs Shooter Detection System

November 12th, 2014 in Homeland Security, In the News, Public Health

The Town of Methuen (MA) Has installed an “Active Shooter” detection in one of its schools. The system was tested in an exercise on November 11, 2014, a school holiday, and has garnered national attention: “Methuen Demos ‘Active Shooter’ System” (WBUR), “Massachusetts school deploys ‘shooter detection system’” (Reuters), Methuen School Demos ‘Active Shooter’ System (CBS and Associated Press)

PHE.gov Ebola Presentations

November 4th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

Two slide sets on Ebola now available at the bottom of this PHE.Gov site.

Regroup Resources

November 4th, 2014 in Homeland Security, Public Health

Regroup published 4 free webinar recordings covering best practices in many critical areas, including how to prepare for an active shooter event, severe weather preparedness and emergency communications.
Also available online is Regroup’s 2013 Active Shooter Report.

Campus Safety App

November 4th, 2014 in In the News, Public Health

Brown U, SUNY Oswego adopt app “Rave Guardian” for campus safety. read more.