Prospective Vigilance: Assessing Complex Coordinated Attack Preparedness Programs

Jared Goff EXECUTIVE SUMMARY State and local first responders in the United States lack a common strategic approach to preparing for complex coordinated attacks (CCAs).[1] Scholarly research, analysis, and shared best practices are important pillars to help first responders become better prepared and resilient, yet these components are mostly absent from the CCA narrative. Inconsistent

Police Self-Deployment at Critical Incidents: A Wicked Problem or a Part of the Solution?

Anna Brookes EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Police self-deployment refers generally to the unauthorized response of officers to critical incidents. However, existing literature provides no comprehensive definition and is confined to descriptive narratives in after-action reports. If the results of police self-deployment to an incident are undesirable or harmful, self-deployment is condemned. Conversely, if police respond to an

Bridging the Gap: To What Extent Do Socioeconomic Barriers Impede Response to Emerging Public Health Threats?

Don Neuert EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The basis for this thesis and research topic stems from certain local and state Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant activities—managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—focused on jurisdictions’ ability to dispense life-saving medications and medical supplies to 100 percent of an impacted population within 48 hours of a

Next Generation 9-1-1: Policy Implications of Incident Related Imagery on the Public Safety Answering Point

Jeremy DeMar EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With NG911 systems, callers will be able to send text messages and transmit photos, videos, and other forms of data to 9-1-1 centers, and call takers will be able to better coordinate responses. For example, a caller could send streaming video from a crime scene, or personal medical data about a

The Drone Court and Due Process

Sheree McManus EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. Congress passed the Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF), which established the authority of the president to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to protect the United States from threats against the homeland.[1] The implementation of the AUMF broadened the president’s authority to use

Tuberculosis Anywhere is Tuberculosis Everywhere – The Intersection of Immigration Enforcement Policy and Tuberculosis

Reed Little EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PROBLEM STATEMENT Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant health issue to both the general public and the officers who enforce our nation’s immigration laws. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014 there were 9,241 cases of TB reported in the United States, and America spent $435 million

Securing Healthcare’s Quantified-Self Data: A Comparative Analysis Versus Personal Financial Account Aggregators Based on Porter’s Five Forces Framework for Competitive Forces

Catherine Chiang EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Healthcare industry’s quantified-self movement empowers individuals via active self-tracking. This movement describes individuals’ use of applications and devices, such as Fitbit, to monitor and manage their health. Most importantly, the granularity of quantified-self data holds the potential to truly personalize healthcare. However, this consolidation of detailed personal data also exponentially increases

Social Networks and High Healthcare Utilization: Building Resilience Through Analysis

Michael D. Baker EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A group of unique patients exists within the United States healthcare system—a group that finds managing health and wellbeing difficult despite receiving quality care from leading physicians and modern hospitals. This relatively small group of Americans accounts for approximately half of the annual Medicare and Medicaid spending.[1] Known as superusers,