Operational Epidemiological Modeling: A Proposed National Process

Brienne Lenart, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, Linda Bergonzi-King, Debra Schnelle, Theresa Lynn Difato, and Jody Wireman ABSTRACT: To support the successful integration of civilian and military domestic disaster medical response, the Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNH-CEPDR) and US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) have established the National Center for Integrated Civilian-Military Domestic Disaster

Homeland Security Education: A Way Forward

William V. Pelfrey Sr. and William D. Kelley Jr. ABSTRACT: While there is nothing particularly wrong with proceeding forward into the uncertain future of homeland security education, much of the movement has been without directional evidence and debates as to direction have generated more heat than light. We conducted research to help us determine trajectory

Evacuation and Sheltering of People with Medical Dependencies – Knowledge Gaps and Barriers to National Preparedness

Petter Risoe, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, and James Paturas ABSTRACT: Emergency plans are mandated by a number of federal regulations, often with conflicting definitions, to incorporate people with medical dependencies. However targeted planning for this segment is presently hampered by substantial knowledge deficits defining this population and the potential resource requirements in a disaster. These gaps prevent

Integration of Social Determinants of Community Preparedness and Resiliency in 21st Century Emergency Management Planning

Paul A. Biedrzycki and Raisa Koltun ABSTRACT: The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently adopted a “whole of community” approach in its strategic planning and response to catastrophic events. However, most traditional emergency preparedness models and practices do not sufficiently consider underlying social conditions and dynamics that are

Ten Years After 9/11: Challenges for the Decade to Come

Paul Stockton ABSTRACT: Assistant Secretary Paul Stockton issues an invitation to practitioners and academics to work in partnership with the Department of Defense to build on the far-reaching progress that has already occurred since 9/11. Stockton identifies two areas that require specific attention: defense support to civil authorities and “a little-known but vital realm of

9/11: Before and After

Michael Chertoff ABSTRACT: Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff provides an overview of the “new legal architecture for counterterrorism” which required a refashioning of U.S. laws and processes “focused on three elements of the counterterrorism process: intelligence collection, information integration, and terrorist incapacitation.” His analysis includes observations on the legal challenges that homeland security presents in

The Last Days of Summer

James Wirtz ABSTRACT: Future generations of Americans will inevitably view 9/11 as a historical event and time period much like the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Vietnam War era. However, 9/11 brought about significant changes to the country and American’s daily lives. These changes are the subject of this essay. “Instead of remaining an