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US nuclear plants vulnerable to terrorists
Commercial and research nuclear facilities across the U.S. are inadequately protected against the threat of terrorism, according to the results of new study released by the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs.
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FEMA: New dispute resolution pilot program for public assistance applicants
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Aug. 20 announced a new pilot program that allows public assistance grant applicants an added option of arbitration by an independent review panel to resolve disagreements related to public assistance projects for disaster-related emergency protective measures; infrastructure repair and replacement work; or debris removal. This Dispute Resolution Pilot Program is a result of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013. The added option allows applicants, including state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as certain non-profits, to file for arbitration, which will be conducted by an independent review panel, instead of pursuing a second appeal under FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program. Complete details are available here.
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DHS cybersecurity appointment seen as government-industry bridge
Phyllis Schneck, the McAfee executive appointed to head the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity efforts, is the right choice to build cooperation between government and the private sector in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure, security experts say.
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Report: Sandy recovery spending must account for future climate change
E&E Publishing LLC
The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, a president-appointed group in charge of coordinating rebuilding efforts for states devastated by Hurricane Sandy, issued a report stressing the need to take climate change into account when investing federal funds in disaster recovery.
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Online Annual Conference Program provides the answers to everyone's questions!
Are you looking for the most up to date version of the program? Look on further than our new online program. It is easy to find what you need:
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International Disaster Conference & Expo - New Orleans

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Knowledge Center
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New app helps children lost in war zones and disasters find families
The New York Times
According to UNICEF, RapidFTR's ability to photograph, record and share information about lost children has reduced the time it takes to reunite families from over six weeks to just hours. The app was not particularly complicated from a technical standpoint — but the app's developer, Jorge Just, wanted to make sure it was something aid organizations would actually adopt.
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FEMA publishes two documents related to communications during and after nuclear events
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently published two documents related to communications during and after nuclear events.
  • FEMA's Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident. This FEMA document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant (NPP) incidents, including sample text and suggested answers to anticipated public and media questions. This document also provides background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during an NPP incident. While primarily created for federal leaders who will speak to the public, this document should also complement the routinely exercised communication materials used by state, local and tribal officials.
  • FEMA's Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath. This FEMA document is a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials communicating with the public in the immediate aftermath of an improvised nuclear detonation in the United States.

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TRB: Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports
The Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program has published "Report 88: Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports," designed to help airports identify needs and assess current capabilities with respect to using geographical information systems (GIS) in emergency management. The report discusses GIS and emergency management and provides a road map for airports to move from their current state of GIS implementation (even if they do not yet have any form of GIS) to the point of integrating with emergency management and coordinating with mutual aid partners. Download guidebook here.
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North Carolina Central University: Emergency management workshop
The Herald Sun
N.C. Central University is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this September to help North Carolina businesses, campuses and local government agencies prepare for disasters.
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Social media and emergency management to collide
Emergency Management
Social media creates new opportunities for emergency management every day. That's the message that will be delivered during a new portion of the upcoming annual conference for the National Association of Government Web Professionals in Louisville, Ky. On Sept. 27, speakers will discuss emergency communication and how ideas like MCUrgent — a social media aggregation service created by association Treasurer Carol Spencer — can bring emergency managers up to speed with the technical elite.
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Fukushima Plant has 300-ton water leak
The New York Times
Japan's nuclear watchdog has said it is taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident."
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Earthquake with 6.1 magnitude rattles southern Mexico, no damage reported
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook southern Mexico, Aug. 21, and rattled buildings as distant as Mexico City — around 250 miles away — but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter was 11 miles northwest of the town of Ayutla de los Libres in the poor southern state of Guerrero, the United States Geological Survey said, revising down an initial reading of 6.4.
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Pakistan monsoon, floods leaves 139 dead
The Associated Press via ABC News
The National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan has confirmed that flooding from torrential downpours has affected millions and left 139 dead — 47 of those killed were confirmed as residents of the Punjab province.
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Forecasters: Hurricane season 2013 is no bust
Yahoo! News
David Sinclair, who makes his living on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, has some words of advice for anyone taking solace in a seemingly slow start to the 2013 hurricane season: "Don't ever drop your guard until we're through September," says Sinclair, who owns the waterfront Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach, N.C. "Now through September is when the bigger ones really start flying off the hook."
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