December, 2023

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Crisis Management Team, Assemble!

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Management Team, Assemble! While being on a crisis management team may not be quite as glamorous as joining the Avengers in battling interdimensional threats, I don’t think it’s over-selling to say that the members of the crisis team can and frequently do hold the fate of their organization, and at least the immediate future of those who rely on it for goods, services, and employment, in their hands.

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DRI International Releases 9th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

DRI Drive

DRI International has published its Ninth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. The report provides an independent analysis of current and emerging risks as viewed by those directly involved in resilience management. Supported by the DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC), a group of international thought leaders in the field, it is based on a […] The post DRI International Releases 9th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report appeared first on DRI Drive.

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“Improving the Financial Resilience of Public Entities for Natural Disasters” – a Resource Guide from RAND

Recovery Diva

New Report from RAND: Improving the Financial Resilience of Public Entities and Individuals for Natural Disasters: A Resource Guide for State and Local Government. The full document is 50 pages and can be downloaded free from the RAND site.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Getting Elected Is the Easy Part’

Disaster Zone

Insights from a long-serving state-level elected official.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Training Solutions: Enhancing Tribal Nations’ Readiness and Resilience

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

U.S. Tribal Nations have historically been disproportionately affected by disasters but without access to the same resources before, during, and after calamitous events. The risks to Tribal Nations only increase in the face of climate change, which will further exacerbate inequities and pose new challenges for Tribal communities. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) of the Climate School, Columbia University, has been awarded a $1.5 million three-year grant from the Federal Emerg

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Crisis Management Quotables…on the Ones You Don’t See Coming

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Management Quotables…on the Ones You Don’t See Coming “The crisis you have to worry about most is the one you don’t see coming.” — Mike Mansfield, Former Senate Majority Leader and diplomat The Unpredictable Nature of Crises This quote from Mike Mansfield, American diplomat and Senate Majority leader from 1961-1977, highlights a vital truth in crisis management: the most daunting crisis is the one you never see coming.

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FEMA Appoints First Female National Advisory Council Chair, Welcomes New National Advisory Council Members

DRI Drive

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the appointment of 12 new members and two returning members to the agency’s National Advisory Council. This year, Carrie Speranza, director of Esri’s Emergency Management Solutions, is the new National Advisory Council Chair. Speranza previously served as vice chair alongside outgoing Chair Jeff Hansen, director of the Office […] The post FEMA Appoints First Female National Advisory Council Chair, Welcomes New Natio

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The Emergency Management Institute at 70

Recovery Diva

The Emergency Management Institute at 70;From Civil Defense to Emergency Management in an Education and Training Institution. This report traces the 70-year history of the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) from the founding of its predecessor in 1951 to the present. The story of these institutions’ development can inform current strategy about EMI’s future.

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National Politics do Influence Emergency Management

Disaster Zone

Sad but true, it is just something we need to deal with.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Joining NATO Is Not Enough to Defend Ukraine: Allies Must Step Up

The Rand Blog

Any security pledges for Ukraine may be wanting unless backed up by an allied force presence. An armed peacekeeping force could lack sufficient firepower or robust rules of engagement. A stronger force would be more credible.

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IT Agility Delivered: Future-ready Storage Solutions to Meet Enterprise Data Growth

Pure Storage

IT Agility Delivered: Future-ready Storage Solutions to Meet Enterprise Data Growth by Pure Storage Blog Being close to our customers and focusing on solving their strategic IT challenges has been a key tenet for Pure Storage since day one. When we talk to front-line IT staff and business leaders, they’ve been consistent with their commentary: “How can you help us meet our data and application growth?

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Gamification as a research method at the 2023 The Millennium Project Planning Dubai

Engaged Foresight

Gamification as a research approach or method involves incorporating elements of game design in futures research studies and education. There are several benefits and advantages to using gamification in futures research: Increased Engagement: Gamification can make research more engaging and enjoyable for participants.

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Derailments, Wildfires, AI and More: 2023 in Review

DRI Drive

As we bid farewell to 2023, here’s a look back at some of the big resilience stories and DRI milestones we covered this year. January: DRI International Releases 8th Annual Predictions Report ‘Your Husband is a Polar Bear, Skinny’: FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Translation Blunder February: Train Derailment and Chemical Explosion Exposes Clear and Present Danger […] The post Derailments, Wildfires, AI and More: 2023 in Review appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Ongoing Housing Emergency in Maui

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Nearly 6,200 Lahaina wildfire survivors face the holidays with no home “More than four months since the deadliest wildfire in modern American history burned Lahaina to the ground, nearly 6,200 people are still looking for a place to live while their beloved Maui town is rebuilt. There’s the retiree who has been shuttled from one shelter to another; the family of five who can only afford to stay in their overpriced, unlicensed rental until month’s end, when their shrinkin

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New National Leader for Cybersecurity

Disaster Zone

There was a 10-month vacancy.

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From Soccer to AI, Saudi Arabia Spends to Win

The Rand Blog

The Saudis have set their sights on becoming leaders at the cutting edge of technology development in everything from biotechnology to semiconductors and artificial intelligence. And they appear to be prepared to pay top dollar to do it. This complicates U.S. critical technology strategy.

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How to Successfully Manage a File Migration

Pure Storage

How to Successfully Manage a File Migration by Pure Storage Blog Are you ready to embark on a file migration journey but feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the task? Fear not! File migration is a crucial aspect of managing digital assets efficiently. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the process, providing helpful insights every step of the way. 1.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Reputation Management Case Studies: Big Brand Turnarounds

BryghtPath

Discover reputation management case studies from leading brands. Learn how they successfully navigated crises to reshape their image! The post Reputation Management Case Studies: Big Brand Turnarounds appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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Why Climate Risk Now Affects Where Millions Of Americans Choose To Live – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

DRI Drive

“In recent decades, we have seen paradoxical population booms in climate-risk-prone Southern cities particularly in Texas. Cities like Houston and San Antonio but also Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida are attracting investment in spite of being vulnerable to extreme weather including wildfires, extreme heat and flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms.

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Recovery in Maui Going Slowly

Recovery Diva

From the Guardian: Survivors of deadly Maui blaze face displacement after displacement: ‘I live a nomadic life’ An excerpt: “The deadliest US wildfire in more than a century – which incinerated the historic town of Lahaina, killed 100 people and destroyed 3% of Maui’s residential housing stock – pushed the island’s longstanding affordable housing crisis to a new inflection point.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: The Challenge of Disaster Logistics

Disaster Zone

Ah, if only logistics was easy.

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Looking Back on the Big Policy Stories of 2023

The Rand Blog

As 2023 draws to a close, RAND president and CEO Jason Matheny highlights areas where RAND is tackling the most urgent and complex problems we face. Each is a small reminder that where there are thoughtful people working tirelessly to find solutions, there is hope.

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How to Build a LangChain Chatbot Pt. 2: Similarity Searching a Vectorstore from FlashBlade S3

Pure Storage

How to Build a LangChain Chatbot Pt. 2: Similarity Searching a Vectorstore from FlashBlade S3 by Pure Storage Blog In Part 1 of this series, we leveraged LangChain’s built-in capabilities to load in data from a FlashBlade ® S3 bucket and reviewed various settings to optimize throughput performance. In this article, we’ll review the next steps of taking the data residing on FlashBlade, chunking it up, embedding it, loading a vectorstore, persisting it to storage for easy future retrievals, and de

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Resilient Business: Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide

BryghtPath

Unlock vital strategies for natural disaster preparedness to protect your business. Learn from case studies and plan effectively for disruptions. The post Resilient Business: Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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2023 Roundup: The Year in Cyberattacks

DRI Drive

With cyberattacks becoming more common and more varied, a few stood out this year for the ways they impacted the organizations that were hit. 2023 was another big year for malware, ransomware, brute force attacks, and any number of other methods of cybercrime, meaning you can read multiple “top cyberattack” lists and see surprisingly little […] The post 2023 Roundup: The Year in Cyberattacks appeared first on DRI Drive.

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New GAO Report on AI in Natural Hazards Modeling

Recovery Diva

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: Artificial Intelligence in Natural Hazard Modeling Severe Storms, Hurricanes, Floods, and Wildfire. Note that the full report is 61 pp. The Diva considers this a must read for people in the emergency management field and expects that this subject will be an important one in 2024.

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Wet in the Northwest

Disaster Zone

An atmospheric river!

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The U.S. Military Needs to Build Arctic Capabilities and Capacity

The Rand Blog

By making substantial investments in Arctic platforms, equipment, infrastructure, and training, U.S. military forces will be better able to shape the Arctic security environment, helping to deter potential threats and protect U.S. interests in a region that is tightly linked to overall U.S. interests.

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Unlock your true potential with MSP Academy training and certification

Acronis

Acronis is proud to announce the launch of MSP Academy, a comprehensive training program designed specifically for MSPs. With a focus on business operations, technology, sales and marketing, MSP Academy aims to equip MSPs with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to excel and grow.

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Key Strategies for Effective Decision-Making in Crisis Management

BryghtPath

In today’s volatile business landscape, crises disrupt stability and challenge organizational resilience. At the core of crisis management lies the pivotal role of decision-making—a compass steering an organization through turmoil. Crises, stemming from various sources, demand swift, calculated actions underpinned by astute decision-making. In this turbulent environment, decisions wield immense influence—guiding resource allocation, communication, stakeholder … The post Key Strategie