Thu.Jan 19, 2023

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‘Your Husband is a Polar Bear, Skinny’: FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Translation Blunder

DRI Drive

Alaska recently experienced a typhoon that caused tidal surges and high winds. But if you were an Alaskan native looking for federal aid, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response turned out to be literal nonsense.

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5 Puzzling Aspects of Media Relations

Bernstein Crisis Management

5 Puzzling Aspects of Media Relations Through decades of work assisting with media-related crisis communications and media training spokespeople who are facing daunting tasks like live nationwide news interviews, we’ve come to realize that many people assume there are a standard set of rules which all reporters must follow. In truth, most of these “rules” — things like actually keeping ‘off the record’ comments, well, off the record — simply don’t exist!

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2023 Predictions: How Will the Russia-Ukraine War Change Global Security?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a how global security will adapt to recent instability.

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Weird Weather: How to Be Resilient In a Time of Climate Chaos

BCM METRICS

The rise in extreme weather has not affected the steps organizations must take to be resilient; however, it has altered the threat landscape for many, if not most, regions and organizations. Companies must ensure their threat assessments and plans reflect today’s weird new realities.

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Immigrant Location Policies Can Be Done Right, but That Isn't Happening Right Now

The Rand Blog

Sudden influxes of migrants across the southwest U.S. border are not new, but they are also increasing. Immigration relocation policies are likely one of the best ways to address migrant surges if done in an organized, humane, and thoughtful way

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Weird Weather: How to Be Resilient In a Time of Climate Chaos

MHA Consulting

The rise in extreme weather has not affected the steps organizations must take to be resilient; however, it has altered the threat landscape for many, if not most, regions and organizations. Companies must ensure their threat assessments and plans reflect today’s weird new realities.

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The right start to architecting an efficient DaaS environment

Citrix

Organizations running VDI must always keep front of mind multiple moving parts including many backend systems, dependencies on different services, coordination with multiple teams, and multi-fold expectations from stakeholders.

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NFPA President Jim Pauley Reflects on Fire Stop Tour, Which Honored Tragic Fire Fatalities in 2022 and Served as Launchpad for Announcing National Fire Strategy

National Fire Protection Association

Last week, NFPA® President and CEO Jim Pauley and I participated in a Fire Stop Tour in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.