Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Shruti Kuppa

Understanding your audience is important to ensure the successful implementation of communications plans. By adapting products to the specific needs of your audience, you can better fill education gaps within that population. One example of this strategy in action is how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is using audience

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Jack Eisenhauer

Each day we see growing evidence that a secure, reliable, and resilient electrical grid is critical to the safety and economic well-being of America’s communities and businesses. Our reliance on electricity to power our communication networks, transportation systems, and other essential services is increasing, resulting in bigger consequences from any

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Brad Sinkaus

The unveiling of the 9/11 Memorial Museum last week was a solemn reminder of the profound loss sustained on that day almost 13 years ago, but was also an opportunity to examine our progress. In that time, security in our nation has evolved dramatically, not only due to security modifications

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Jack Eisenhauer
Eight Characteristics of Resilient Regions
Jack EisenhauerMay 15, 2014

Thad Allen, former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, once pointed out that a resilient region is like a healthy immune system: rather than preparing for every possible scenario, the region fortifies its underlying resources and capabilities to quickly mobilize and respond to any disruptive event. The extent of damage

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Lindsay Kishter

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: as simple as it is daunting. Section 508 requires Federal agencies to make any electronic information accessible to a person with disabilities by following technical standards and performance criteria. In practice, this means making your document compatible with assistive technologies like screen readers and

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Nexight Group

On October 31, 2011, Nexight Group conducted a tabletop exercise on Responding to an Armed Intruder Incident as part of the 2011 Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference. The exercise was designed to help facility owners and first responders understand the special planning and response needs of an active shooter

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Nexight Group

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) – or “car bombs”– use a vehicle as the package to deliver a massive explosion. These devices can cause extensive damage because of the large amount of explosives a vehicle can contain. However, when detonated near chemical plants or chemical storage facilities, the lethality and

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Nexight Group

“I wish I had been prepared” is a common refrain heard from employees who have experienced workplace violence or an active shooter incident. The August 3, 2010, workplace shooting at a Connecticut beer distributor that left nine dead and two wounded is a stark reminder that the threat of workplace

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group President Jack Eisenhauer facilitated a CEO Roundtable at Constellation Energy on July 14, 2010, to discuss policies and actions that can help to increase resilience in the electric power sector. Nineteen executives representing 12 utilities provided insight into how power companies use resilience practices to mitigate risk and

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Nexight Group

Chemical facilities face a variety of potential risks such as explosive devices, cyber intrusions, pandemics, accidents, and other hazards. However, more typical day-to-day security risks include instances of theft, vandalism, and workplace violence. Recognizing this, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) developed a tabletop exercise that enacts an active

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