Reports

National Incident Management System Guideline for Resource Management Preparedness

National Incident Management System (NIMS) resource management guidance enables many organizational elements to collaborate and coordinate to systematically manage resources – personnel, teams, facilities, equipment, and supplies. The NIMS Guideline for Resource Management Preparedness supplements the NIMS Resource Management component by providing additional details on processes, best practices, authorities, and tools.

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COVID-19 Pandemic After-Action Report

The National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC), comprised of 22 associations representing state, local, and private-sector professionals responsible for the nation’s security, released their COVID-19 Pandemic After-Action Report. This report looks at the problems and issues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provides corresponding recommendations and best practices.

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Cyber Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry: Playbook for Boards and Corporate Officers

To help the energy industry improve its resilience against cyber risk, the World Economic Forum convened over 40 senior executives to establish a blueprint for evaluating cyber risk across the oil and gas industry. This white paper is the result of their in-depth discussions to illuminate the industry’s best practices and create new solutions for corporate leaders to address cyber risk. It presents six principles to help boards at oil and gas companies govern this risk and strengthen their organization’s cyber resilience.

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MCMi Annual Program Update – Fiscal Year 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in protecting the United States from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and emerging infectious disease threats. FDA ensures that medical countermeasures (MCMs)—including drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests—to counter these threats are safe, effective, and secure. This report details the FDA's work, including a snapshot of COVID-19 response efforts.

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NSTAC Report to the President on Communications Resiliency

The report outlines some of the communications infrastructure challenges the nation faces. It highlights the evolution of the information and communications technology ecosystem toward a highly resilient environment of federated, hyperconnected, distributed networks managed via software.

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Mitigating the Threat of School Violence as the U.S. "Returns to Normal" From the COVID-Pandemic and Beyond

DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships provide a resource to raise awareness of potential risk factors and indicators for targeted violence in schools, raise awareness of the likelihood that students may have been exposed to multiple risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources to become an engaged bystander as part of a comprehensive local prevention framework.

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Improving Public Messaging for Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

This report and companion documents identify relevant concepts, considerations, and principles that can inform jurisdictions in planning for evacuation and/or shelter-in-place protective actions. The research report presents recommendations for informing community members about risk and providing effective warnings.

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Biodefense in Crisis – Immediate Action Needed to Address National Vulnerabilities

This Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense report closely examines the extent of progress that has been made since the Commission released its National Blueprint for Biodefense in 2015Biodefense in Crisis provides a fresh assessment of governmental efforts to implement the Commission’s recommendations to prevent, deter, prepare for, detect, respond to, attribute, recover from, and mitigate biological threats. It also includes eleven updated recommendations based in-part on real-time learning during the pandemic.

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Ready or Not 2021: Protecting the Public’s Health Against Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism

The Ready or Not report series provides an annual assessment of states’ levels of readiness to respond to public health emergencies. It recommends policy actions to ensure that everyone’s health is protected during such events. This 2021 edition tiers states into three performance categories – high, middle, and low – and includes action steps states should take to improve their readiness while battling COVID-19 and for the next health emergency.

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Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

The Biden-Harris Administration released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance. This interim guidance has been issued to convey President Biden’s vision for how America will engage with the world, and to provide guidance for departments and agencies to align their actions as the Administration begins work on a National Security Strategy.

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