Volume VII

Volume VII

Baton Rouge Post-Katrina: The Role of Critical Infrastructure Modeling in Promoting Resilience

The events of Hurricane Katrina have become a textbook example of system failures at multiple and intersecting levels. One unexplored dimension of this tragedy is the role of infrastructure performance data and modeling studies in aiding stakeholders in understanding this and future crises in order to promote resilience.

By Laura Steinberg, Nicholas Santella, and Corrine Zoli

Baton Rouge Post-Katrina: The Role of Critical Infrastructure Modeling in Promoting Resilience

Changing Homeland Security: In 2010, Was Homeland Security Useful?

What do the concept of homeland security and the intellectual program surrounding that concept contribute to the nation’s security? The failure of public safety disciplines to prevent the September 11, 2001 attack gave “homeland security” its chance to emerge as a competing paradigm for organizing the nation’s security.

By Christopher Bellavita

Changing Homeland Security: In 2010, Was Homeland Security Useful?

Twitter, Facebook, and Ten Red Balloons: Social Network Problem Solving and Homeland Security

This essay, the winner of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Essay Contest in 2010, looks at how homeland security could benefit from crowd-sourced applications accessed through social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

By Christopher M. Ford

Twitter, Facebook, and Ten Red Balloons: Social Network Problem Solving and Homeland Security

Dual Status Command for No-Notice Events: Integrating the Military Response to Domestic Disasters

This article describes the history of the challenges in developing structures and processes to integrate military forces during domestic disaster response, and the recent progress made with regard to employing a Dual Status Command construct for no-notice events.

By Ludwig J. Schumacher

Dual Status Command for No-Notice Events: Integrating the Military Response to Domestic Disasters

Americus, Georgia: The Case Study of Disasters Serving the Role of Facilitators and Expeditors of Progress and Betterment

It has long been debated whether a community is better off before or after being struck by a natural disaster. The aim of this study is to utilize the instance of Americus, Georgia, which was devastated by a tornado in 2007, as a case study to provide evidence for one opposing argument or the other.

By Marc Hyden and Charley English

Americus, Georgia: The Case Study of Disasters Serving the Role of Facilitators and Expeditors of Progress and Betterment

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