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The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Terrorism, transnational criminal organizations, critical infrastructure attacks, and cyberattacks are just a few of the top 2024 threats identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s latest Homeland Threat Assessment. The homeland security landscape has profoundly transformed since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The generation that answered that call has largely retired, passing the torch to a new breed of leaders who face different challenges. In addition, the threats have become more complex…

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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3,500 spiders, each with their own style, getting together to create a giant web. That’s how this author describes the U.S. power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber, physical, and electromagnetic pulse attacks.

Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

Gathering intelligence about potential threats is a daunting task that many agencies perform. When agencies do not effectively share intelligence, they may miss connecting the dots necessary to create actionable plans to thwart attacks and save lives.
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The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies

After the Cold War fears of the 1980s ended, attention shifted from nation-state threats to terrorism and large-scale natural hazards. However, a federal emergency planner says the return of these threats should prompt a review of the national security emergencies concept to ensure communities are prepared to address them.

Emerging Technologies, Part 5 – Legal and Privacy Concerns

This is Part 5 of a five-part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters. This part focuses on the legal and privacy concerns with emerging technologies.

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Citizen Soldiers and American State Defense Forces

State defense forces can be activated in times of emergency to assist with disaster response, homeland security, and other missions. However, more awareness within communities

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The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Terrorism, transnational criminal organizations, critical infrastructure attacks, and cyberattacks are just a few of the top 2024 threats identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s latest Homeland Threat Assessment. The homeland security landscape has profoundly transformed since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The generation that answered that call has largely retired, passing the torch to a new breed of leaders who face different challenges. In addition, the threats have become more complex…

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The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from

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Virtual Reality Training Revolution Is Here

The click-through, good-enough training, ubiquitous in many organizations, is not good enough anymore. A Harvard Business Review article titled “Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development” (L&D) discovered that

Building Strength in Workforce and Structure

Each person plays a critical leadership role, from top leadership to frontline workers. The authors in the December edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal share

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