CRS Report on Vaccination Authorities

Recovery Diva

From the CRS, this 37 page report: State and Federal Authority to Mandate. COVID-19 Vaccination

U.S. House Passes Bill to Requiring FCC to Limit New Authorizations for Chinese Equipment, Prohibit Revocation

Security Industry Association

would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules prohibiting “equipment authorization” for certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment. Without FCC authorization, this equipment will no longer be available in the United States. On Oct.


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How the Latest National Defense Authorization Act Impacts the Security Industry

Security Industry Association

27, 2021, President Biden signed the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that annually authorizes federal funding for various programs under the U.S. On Dec.

Boston Author Examines the Great Boston Fire of 1872 Through the Lens of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

National Fire Protection Association

Above photo courtesy of Stephanie Schorow The Great Boston Fire of 1872 exemplified the 19th-century conflagrations that were blazing across the United States at that time. The massive fire, which came just nearly a year after the Great Chicago Fire, burned for two days in November.

UK authorities and allies expose Russian cyber attacks on Coronavirus vaccine development

Behavior Group

The post UK authorities and allies expose Russian cyber attacks on Coronavirus vaccine development appeared first on Behaviour Portugal. RUSSIAN CYBER actors are strongly believed to be targeting organisations involved in Coronavirus vaccine development, UK security officials have revealed.

Oil spill response exercise: Co-operation between authorities and volunteers 

Crisis Response Journal

Reita Waara describes how the inclusion of large numbers of volunteers in a large oil spill exercise in the Finnish city of Kemi is so important to future emergency responses of this type. By Reita Waara

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis? 

Crisis Response Journal

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they will not always seek guidance from the government or other official channels

The threat of a 'twindemic' 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: Owing to the relaxation of quarantine measures, influenza – which almost disappeared last year – is returning, according to international and EU medical authorities, writes Lina Kolesnikova

Musings on FEMA in Future

Recovery Diva

Author is Peter Gaynor, former FEMA Director.) Future FEMA: Reimagining Crisis Response. Congress had realized that the nation had multiple and disjointed ways it responded to a variety of major crises

Wildfire Guidance from NIST

Recovery Diva

The authors of the report compiled methods to protect against wildfires’ two main weapons of choice: flames and airborne pieces of burning debris NIST Offers First-of-a-Kind Guidance for Holistic Home and Community Wildfire Protection.

Near-Evacuation Reveals Dangerous Gaps in Communications for Senior Community


A special guest blog from emergency preparedness and disaster survival author, Virginia Nicols. Make sure it doesn’t happen this way in your community. On October 26, 2020, over a period of.

Counter-drone strategies

Crisis Response Journal

A new book on drone technologies, co-authored by CRJ’s Advisory Panel member Andrew Staniforth and Garik Markarian, has been published. By Andrew Staniforth and Garik Markarian

American Deterrence's Missing Half

The Rand Blog

Shifting those perceptions will require not just defense authorizations, but also repairing the social fabric here at home If American deterrence fails, it may not be because adversaries doubt U.S. military capabilities so much as they doubt American willpower.

Improving crisis communication

Crisis Response Journal

August 2021: Chris Berry from Inistys explains how CCTV and the software its systems use can play a pivotal role in getting responses right and in improving overall communication between responders and authorities

FEMA’s Higher Education Symposium

Recovery Diva

There were several sessions devoted to new books and help for potential authors of books. The Diva just returned from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD, for the 24th annual symposium. This is the first one to be live in 3 years. It was nice to see old friends and familiar faces, and I met lots of newcomers to the field. I welcome comments from readers who were there.

How to talk with your CEO about business continuity


Within your authority and job description limits, you have brought your organization up to a minimal level of business continuity compliance. You are a true believer and an expert in business continuity planning.

Ep.02- Adaptive BC (Part 1): How did we get here? | Dr David Lindstedt & Mark Armour

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane interviews business continuity industry disruptors- Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour- authors of "Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach" and creators of the Adaptive Business Continuity movement which started in 2015.

Ep. 03- Adaptive BC (Part 2): Where do we go from here? | Dr. David Lindstedt & Mark Armour

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane continues the discussion with business continuity industry disruptors- Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour- authors of "Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach" and creators of the Adaptive Business Continuity movement which started in 2015.

Book Review: Disaster and Emergency Management Methods

Recovery Diva

Overall, I commend the editor and authors of the text for providing a value-added resource for a variety of stakeholders including students and practitioners. I also commend the editor for finding key contributing authors who are women leaders in the disaster and emergency management space. Disaster and Emergency Management Methods; Social Science Approaches in Application by Jason Rivera. Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York and London.

5 Things You Should Never Do When You Get A Bad Review

Bernstein Crisis Management

To borrow a timeless phrase from author Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker’s Guide, “Don’t panic”. Reduce the odds a single review turns into a truly damaging issue. We see a lot of advice shared about the things you SHOULD do when you get a bad review, but how about a bit of crisis prevention focused advice to match?

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Book Review: Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

Review by Donald Watson, co-author with Michele Adams of Design for Flooding: Resilience to Climate Change (Wiley 2011). More than twenty authors are represented in this timely book, edited by Alessandra Jerolleman and William L. The principles establish a high and, for all the authors of this volume, a necessary standard for the aspirations of emergency managers and the communities they serve, to work toward disaster recovery processes and practices whereby: #1 ….all

Plan Your Ransomware Attack Response Now


A transportation authority. A food processing chain. A fuel pipeline system. A police department. These are some of the larger targets hit with ransomware attacks in the U.S. so far in 2021.

Is negotiating with cybercriminals our new normal?


Is it sensible to hire a ransomware negotiator, report to the authorities, or give in to the attackers’ demands? These days, companies are responding in different ways to ransomware attacks, and governments worldwide are seeking ways to apprehend these criminals.

The 5 Best Unitrends Tutorials on YouTube to Watch Right Now

Solutions Review

Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. This list of the best Unitrends tutorials on YouTube will introduce you to one of the most popular backup and business continuity platforms.

FREE NFPA virtual conference for global practitioners will cover fire protection, industrial hazards, regulatory concerns, healthcare facility issues, and more

National Fire Protection Association

Regardless of a country’s growth, capacity, and access to resources, it is critical for authorities, the workforce, and the public to keep pace with progress,” Olga Caledonia, NFPA director of international development said today. [[ This is a content summary only.

EP15: Building Your Personal Brand in BC | Luke Bird

The Failover Plan Podcast

His writing led to becoming a self published author of "BlueyedBC – Business Continuity for Junior Professionals" and most recently, becoming elected as a Director to the Business Continuity Institute’s Global Board.

Book Review: The Invention of Disaster

Recovery Diva

Author : JC Gaillard, Professor of Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand. The author critically posits that the understanding of disasters and strategies to reduce disaster risk is built upon fabricated divides between a ‘safe’ West that has allegedly built up the necessary knowledge of disaster risk and developed appropriate strategies so that there are fewer human casualties, and a ‘dangerous’ rest of the world needs to learn from the “common sense” created by the West.

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A Resilience Charter

Emergency Planning

Civil protection must be developed at the local authority level, coordinated regionally and harmonised nationally. Preamble 1.1

Reputation Management in Seussville

Bernstein Crisis Management

The following, from author Kristopher Scott, originally appeared in Platform Magazine’s March edition. Known for his fantastical characters and whimsical rhymes, Theodor Geisel is one of the world’s most renowned children’s book authors.

Four ways IT admins can benefit from Citrix’s Session Recording service


This blog post was co-authored by Wayne Liu, Senior Manager, Product Management, at Citrix. Recently, we announced a preview of Session Recording service , available for all Citrix DaaS offerings.

The Best Acronis Tutorials on YouTube to Watch Right Now

Solutions Review

Author: Mike Faucher. Author: Acronis. Author: Joeteck. Author: Acronis. Author: Scuappy’s Videos. Author: Acronis. Author: Acronis.

HCIS licensing requirements webinar is now available for fire protection contractors and consultants working in 12 Saudi Arabian sectors

National Fire Protection Association

The webinar was a great collaboration between NFPA and the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) that provides strategic supervision and is the approval body for 12 industries in Saudi.

Citrix named one of the UK’s best workplaces two years running


We’re delighted to be officially recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work , the global authority on workplace culture, for the second consecutive year.

Book Review

Recovery Diva

After reading through it, I had to wonder if any arms were broken from the authors patting themselves on the back so much. But nearly all of the authors assume that climate change is an “existential threat” – the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine should have taught all of us what threats are really “existential.”. The last section on policy and funding consisted of seven “special pleadings” aimed at gaining funding for the authors’ various causes.

Unleashing the Power of Unstructured Submission Data

Chisel AI

“Data is the lifeblood of insurance companies. Insurance companies compete on analytics and algorithms, and they compete on experiences. This is our equivalent of that physical capital that Tesla has to invest in.

New Book Review

Recovery Diva

The book has sixteen (16) chapters of which the first four were written by the editors, and the remaining twelve (12) each written by different authors. The framework introduced by the editors is applied to all the case studies covered by varying authors in the rest of the chapters. This way makes it easier to navigate through the book which is written by a variety of authors with different backgrounds and writing styles.

The Best Veeam Tutorials on YouTube to Watch Right Now

Solutions Review

Author: Veeam. Author: IBM Technology. Author: Storcom, Inc. Author: HERESJAKEN. Author: Veeam. Author: Veeam. This list of the best Veeam tutorials on YouTube will introduce you to one of the most popular backup and disaster recovery platforms.

Applications are open for the CTP and CTA classes of 2022!


This blog post was co-authored by Kimberly Ruggero, Sr. Manager of Community Strategy and Programs at Citrix. It’s that time of year again!

ABAC vs. RBAC: What’s the Difference?


These types of access control models determine authorization based on who the user is and what resources they’re … The post ABAC vs. RBAC: What's the Difference?

Book Review: Constructing Risk

Recovery Diva

Reviewed by Donald Watson, editor of the website , Organizations Addressing Resilience and Sustainability, editor of Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design (McGraw-Hill 2001), and co-author with Michele Adams of Design for Flooding: Resilience to Climate Change (Wiley 2011). Constructing Risk: Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment by Stephen O. BenderNew York: Berghahn. 4 of Catastrophes in Context. 2021).