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Claire B. Rubin has 38 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Update: From CNN a chart showing the number of deaths from terrorist events as compared with those from firearms in the U.S. Definitely makes you wonder about our national priorities!
Note to folks in the U.S.: you too may have these risks!
I have covered this topic before, but just this week in a conversation about how to quickly create shelter for large numbers of refugees the topic came up again. See this WashPost article: Is shipping-container building ‘the best thing since the brick?’
Here is a link to the earlier posting ( Nov. 2012) about the use of shipping containers for emergency shelters.
In keeping with the department-wide morale problems at DHS are the morale problems with FEMA’s contracting officers. The is one of the concerns of this new GAO report: Disaster Contracting: FEMA Needs to Cohesively Manage Its Workforce and Fully Address Post-Katrina Reforms. 59 pp. GAO-15-783: Published: Sep 29, 2015.
This is a record nobody wants – DHS continues to be at the bottom for federal agency employment. See: Homeland Security ranks as worst federal agency for employees
Another account of the report from Breitbart.
Upcoming “Disaster By Drought Summit,” sponsored by the United Nations University and Cal Poly. The event is happening October 4-9th, 2015 and it’s free. The website is: www.disasterbydrought2015.calpoly.edu
It appears to be onsite at Cal Poly.
Thanks To Ryan Alaniz for the information.