Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management

March 30, 2011

U.S. Department of Education’s Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

U.S. Department of Education has a great resource page on Campus Safety.

Included in these great resources provided by US Department of Education is the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting.

Download the PDF directly here:

View USAID’s Libya Disaster Assistance at a Glance

Libya. Complications for relief don’t get any easier.

View USAID’s Disaster Assistance at a Glance report on current situatuion in Libya.

Tsunami Warning and Preparedness – from National Academies Press

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National Academies Press

Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation’s Preparedness Efforts

Federal Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Judiciary Committee Reports

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Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Reports

State Department Training: Investing in the Workforce to Address 21st Century Challenges

Information Sharing in the Era of WikiLeaks: Balancing Security and Collaboration

Judiciary Committee

Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security

Federal Congress, House, Homeland Security Committee Reports

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Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee Reports

The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response

Ensuring Effective Preparedness and Response – An Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Securing Air Commerce From the Threat of Terrorism

Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report – Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security

From the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)

CIP Report, February 2011, v. 9, no. 8 – Resilience

About the ‘140 Conference NW’, Vancouver WA, May 19, 2011

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Even though it takes place the same weekend as our free Summit “2011 Pathways to Resilient Communities” (at Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA), we wanted to share this other great conference hosted by our friends and colleagues. – Staff at Center of Excellence Homeland Security

The 140 Character Conference Northwest (#140ConfNW) takes place May 19, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington.

The event explores the effects of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and others) and the emerging real-time Internet on individuals, organizations and regions. We are looking for passionate people to share their perspective,

their experiences and their stories about how the real-time Internet is affecting their industry sectors and the people inside them. Open for discussion are all platforms and applications which affect and contribute to the real-time Internet experience.

There’s a FAQ on their blog at

Civic Responsibility Guide – for faculty to integrate civic responsibility concepts and practices into their courses

Civic Responsibility Guide

The need for civil discourse has become prevalent in recent weeks. AACC reminds member colleges of its online resource, A Practical Guide for Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum. The Guide provides practical, easy-to-use applications for faculty to integrate civic responsibility concepts and practices into their courses, and includes 50 different exercises, activities, and assessment tools. The Guide may be downloaded for free or ordered from the AACC Bookstore (PDF). Watch for online training modules for using the Guide by May 2011. AACC Contact: Gail Robinson

Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute now accepting applications. Some scholarships available.

Now Accepting Applications for 2011–12 Leadership Institute

Program: Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

More information:

Now accepting applications for the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a year-long program for public health professionals who want to be leaders in today’s complex public health environment.

The Institute builds on personal experiences and allows participants to develop skills that can be directly applied to their current work environment. The program is designed for the experienced public health (or related) professional who wants to increase his or her leadership abilities.

This year, the Leadership Institute offers its participants an even more dynamic learning experience that is informed by feedback from past participants. Using problem-based learning, an approach that is dynamic and student-directed, participants in the Leadership Institute will grapple with real-world problems. Experienced faculty will help participants get the most out of their time in the Institute.

The Institute is designed to develop leadership skills using a combination of face-to-face instruction and distance learning. Participants will attend three on-site sessions in Seattle, Washington. Each session will last from 2–3 days. Between on-site sessions, participants will use distance-based technologies to connect for virtual team meetings and/or sessions with subject matter experts and national leaders.

Another important aspect to the Institute is the opportunity for participants to network and support each other as they develop as leaders. As one past participant attested, “The most memorable part of the Leadership Institute for me was seeing the growth of the scholars in my group. I was amazed at the new challenges they were taking on.”

Learn more about the Leadership Institute >>

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, NWCPHP provides training, research, and evaluation for state, local, and tribal public health in six Pacific Northwest states—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

The priority themes for the next go round of federal dollars. Important DHS budget, PRs & documents.

From Rich Cooper

NDIA Homeland Security Division members, colleagues and friends:

DHS released its FY 2012 budget proposal. In addition to the many news articles that will be coming out over the next several days, nothing compares to the original source documents which are offered below.

Press Release announcement and summary details –

FY 2012 DHS Budget Overview –

Full/complete FY2012 Budget proposal –

Please feel free to share these amongst your respective organizations and networks. As other details become available, I will be happy to share these.


Rich Cooper
Chairman, 2009-2011
NDIA Homeland Security Division

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