Reports

Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus

This document provides the U.S. government’s guidance to airports and airlines for implementing measures to mitigate the public health risks associated with COVID-19, prepare for an increase in travel volume, and ensure that aviation safety and security are not compromised. It is intended to address public health concerns and support U.S. air carriers and airports as they make decisions and implement changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Cyber Essentials Toolkit-Chapter 1

The Cyber Essentials Toolkit is a set of modules designed to break down the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for IT and C-suite leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential. This chapter focuses on providing leaders with an understanding of what it takes from the top to drive a culture of cyber readiness within their organizations.

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COVID-19 Planning Guide and Self-Assessment for Higher Education

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in collaboration with Tuscany Strategy Consulting and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation released a comprehensive operational guide and accompanying self-assessment calculator. These tools were designed to provide practical planning resources to help higher education institutions gauge how effectively they are addressing a range of COVID-19 scenarios.

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Development and Regulation of Medical Countermeasures for COVID-19 (Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Treatments): Frequently Asked Questions

This report answers frequently asked questions about current efforts related to research and development of medical countermeasures, their regulation, and related policy issues. Although several efforts are underway, medical product research, development, and approval is a difficult and high-risk endeavor that takes years in typical circumstances. In response to COVID-19, this process has been expedited, including through several federal programs and mechanisms covered in this report.

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State Information Search Tool

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse recently launched the State Information Search Tool, a new functionality within SchoolSafety.gov geared toward sharing state-specific school safety information and resources. These state programs and contacts are a resource to build a school safety plan. The contacts are state emergency planners that can provide school safety expertise specific to each state.

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National Incident Management System Training Program-Updated

FEMA’s National Integration Center released an updated National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program, which sets forth a structure for national training and establishes the roles and responsibilities of FEMA and members of the NIMS stakeholder community. The training program identifies specific activities for developing, maintaining and sustaining a training program that prepares incident personnel to understand their responsibilities and work together during incidents. The revised NIMS Training Program introduces training focus areas based on incident personnel’s position and responsibility.

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Recommendations for Improving National Nurse Preparedness for Pandemic Response: Early Lessons From COVID-19

This report describes myriad factors that influence nursing workforce development and training for pandemic response as well as the safety and support needed during pandemics at the government, system, organization, and individual levels. Also identified are some of the relevant stakeholders who can influence decision making at these levels. The report identifies gaps and proposes short- and long-term recommendations for ways to improve the readiness, safety, and support of the national nursing workforce for COVID-19 and future pandemics.

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Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Fact Sheet

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, organizations across the nation are grappling with when and how to resume normal operations while protecting the well-being and safety of their employees and communities. To assist non-federal government organizations and the private sector in the process of a measured return to normal operations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created the Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Fact Sheet. This document provides a range of considerations, questions, and web links that provide valuable insights and resources as organizations navigate through this critical process.

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Developing New Future Scenarios for the U.S. Coast Guard's Evergreen Strategic Foresight Program

Analysts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center adapted an approach to developing future scenarios and, in this report, present example components of Coast Guard global planning scenarios related to future service readiness. These posture the Coast Guard to better integrate slow-burning issues and problems that might emerge only down the road into nearer-term decisions that can help prepare the service for upcoming challenges.

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Planning Considerations: Disaster Housing

Housing recovery is the cornerstone of a community’s recovery and ultimate resilience. By helping survivors achieve sustainable housing after a disaster, state and local leaders move their communities toward stability and resiliency for future incidents. Planning Considerations: Disaster Housing provides guidance on national housing priorities, types of housing, key considerations and housing-specific planning recommendations that jurisdictions can apply when developing or improving housing plans.

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