Randy Larsen, a good friend of this blog and the national security advisor to the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has just been appointed Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (WMD Commission). It’s a terrific choice for the Commission as [...]
Leading Homeland Security Public Communications Expert Appointed Executive Director Of WMD Commission
April 17th, 2009 · No Comments
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August 24th, 2008 · No Comments
Alan McCurry, an emergency management consultant, is the former Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross. In this “What Should We Tell The Public?” segment, McCurry draws from his experience as a U.S. Navy nuclear submariner. He says that the more prepared you are in an emergency the more ready you will be to handle [...]
August 19th, 2008 · No Comments
Barry Scanlon, President of James Lee Witt Associates (a part of the Global Options Group) is a former official in the Federal Emergency Management Administration. At FEMA, he was responsible for managing the highly regarded Project Impact program which created public/private sector partnerships to prepare communities for disasters.
In this segment, Scanlon makes the important point drawn from [...]
August 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment
I am in Washington today and had an opportunity to record a “What Should We Tell The Public?” segment with Wendy Harman, who manages the American Red Cross’ burgeoning social media presence and is a good friend of this blog.
In the first segment, Wendy underscores what an important tool your cell phone or PDA can be in [...]
July 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment
I am in Washington, D.C. today and had the opportunity to tape some new “What Should We Tell The Public?” segments. I was very happy to have a chance to speak with Monica Schoch-Spana from the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Monica is one of the (if not ‘the’) the leading authorities [...]
July 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment
After the American Red Cross’ Senior Vice President of Preparedness and Response Joe Becker finished doing a segment for this blog’s new video series “What Should We Tell The Public?”, he said he had another one in him and was kind enough to stick around to tape it. In his second segment, Becker again [...]
July 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments
The next installment of the video series “What Should We Tell The Public” features Time magazine’s Amanda Ripley, author of The Unthinkable. As I mentioned in previous posts,The Unthinkable is a fascinating book that anyone interested in or involved in emergency preparedness — or for that matter anyone who ever thinks about what they would do if faced with [...]
July 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments
The blog’s new video series “What Should We Tell The Public?” today features a segment with Joe Becker, the American Red Cross’ Senior Vice President for Preparedness & Response.
In this series, I am asking leading people in the homeland security/emergency management/public health preparedness community for their tips, recommendations, and ideas on what they think citizens should know and do in order to [...]
June 26th, 2008 · 9 Comments
Today, I am kicking off a new video experiment on the blog. It is the premiere of a feature I’m going to call “What Should We Tell The Public?” I will be asking leading people in the homeland security/emergency management/public health preparedness community for their tips, recommendations, and ideas on what they think it is important that citizens should [...]