Emergency Management Blogs

Emergency Management Blog - Eric Holdeman: Disaster Zone
Disaster Zone

by Eric Holdeman: Emergency management in the blogosphere

Subscribe via RSS | About this Blog | Contact Eric Holdeman | Ericpedia

Priorities for 2012 and Beyond
November 14, 2012
Bookmark and Share

The National Homeland Security Consortium has put out a White Paper on Protecting Americans in the 21st Century:  Communicating Priorities for 2012 and Beyond  


Major issues they highlight include:


  • Cyber Hazards
  • Climate Change
  • Demands on Global Resources
  • Changing Demographics
  • Emerging Technologies 
  • Violent Extremist Ideologies
  • WMD Proliferation
  • Mega-Hazards and Catastrophic Cascading Consequences
The last item is one I'd like to comment briefly on.  When you look at the issues facing us in the future they are all inter-related to one another.  Much of the cascading problems we are seeing in large scale disasters are connected to the other issues.  We are becoming much more connected and dependent on one another as nations, communities and neighbors.  With this connectedness comes risk, but also some strength in numbers and the realization that to literally survive we will need each of us to individually contribute to the good of the whole.
When you have the opportunity to partner with another person or organization--take it.  We will need one another when the times get tough.
Marty Pastula shared the link above.





Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic or a personal attack. Comments are limited to 2,000 characters.

Latest Emergency Management News

Los Angeles Police Department
Industry Perspective: A CJIS Success Story

A new security policy from the FBI makes cloud computing a viable option for criminal justice information.
Teen Stowaway Raises Alarms about Airport Security

Authorities say security video shows the teen hopping a fence at the San Jose airport and climbing into the wheel well of a jetliner.
Oklahoma Bridge
Facing an Uptick in Earthquakes, Oklahoma Consults California

After a dramatic increase in earthquakes that puts it behind only the Golden State, the Sooner State is worried about its bridges.

Latest Blog Posts RSS

August Vernon: Incident Management Blog Joint-Agency Mass Violence Expo - SAVE THE DATE
Apr 23 Joint-Agency Mass Violence Expo - SAVE THE DATE…
Emergency Management Blog - Eric Holdeman: Disaster Zone Crowd Control Infograph
Apr 22 Crowd control can be part of every large gathering of people.…
Emergency Management Blog - Eric Holdeman: Disaster Zone Crowdfunding Disaster Relief
Apr 20 This is the latest spin on how social media is transforming emergency management.…

4 Ways to Get EM

Subscribe to Emergency Management MagazineFollow Emergency Management on TwitterSubscribe to Emergency Management HeadlinesSubscribe to Emergency Management Newsletters

Featured Papers

Blog Archives