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Coronavirus COVID-19 Related Supply Chain Bottlenecks

RE: Coronavirus COVID-19 Related Supply Chain Bottlenecks
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PROBLEM: Today for the first time ever, I had to go to 6 stores before I finally obtained a small amount of toilet paper, here in Michigan.
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: I called my neighbor who is a manager at Walmart, asked why the store shelves are empty at his store and he stated:
=>They are selling at a rate ~comparable to Black Friday, and
=>there are plenty... more »

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DHS NEW Campus Resilience Program Resource Library website

DHS NEW Campus Resilience Program Resource Library website
Looks like DHS launched the new campus resilience program resource library recently here:
https://www.dhs.gov/campus-resilience-program-resource-library
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A GREAT STEP FORWARD:
To me, this puts the ball back in the corner of Schools/Campuses, we must now observe if schools will actually systematically comb through the above website, and collect the documents,... more »

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CREATE A PS-PREP TYPE PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS

IDEA: Given the current threat environment, perhaps DHS/USSS should create a new “PS-Prep” type program for Schools, to enhance their safety practices.
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RECALL: In the past Congress through the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), has directed the creation of the “PS-Prep” program which enables business safety practices to be enhanced.
=>URL is here: https://www.fema.gov/about-ps-preptm
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IMPACT-Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit

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Here I introduce new Free for Government software called "IMPACT," a geospatial tool designed to enhance situational awareness, communication, and collaboration during and for security events. It can also be used with Table-Top exercises scenarios as well. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Explosives Division (EXD) has funded research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory... more »

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FBI COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM FREE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE

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I am really excited to mention this quick, fantastic, and enjoyable free introductory training and certificate opportunity from the FBI. Anyone High School or older can read and learn about how to counter violent extremism, and get an FBI certificate of completion called the "FBI Countering Violent Extremism Training," discussed below in this topic. I collected and evaluated this website challenge information,... more »

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Inexpensive School Door Shelter in Place Barricade Solution

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This is a brief discussion of an anti-breach solution called NightLock Door Barricade, useful for (e.g. barricading school doors, in the event of shelter in place protocol in which there is an active shooter scenario). Below I present to the reader a short inspiring YouTube video which contains a Police Officer Testing the NightLock (attempting to physically/violently) breach a Classroom Door which is utilizing... more »

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Jihadists vs Abnormal Right-Wing Extremists Interpretations

VIEWPOINT CLARIFICATION NOT JUSTIFICATION
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PURPOSE:
I'd like to examine two supremacist groups (Jihadists vs. Right-wing extremists), and the abnormal minor trend whereby a small group has begun lumping the Right-Wing into the same category as Jihadists.
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BASELINE:
Most will agree that among ideologues, zealots, and extremists, on the Far-Left we have Communists and on the Far-Right we have supremacists. Everyone... more »

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TerrorView Phone App

A new iPhone and Android phone App information source just came out for the public that will enhance shared awareness of risks and threats called TerrorView:
****************************NEW TerrorView Phone App****************************
This new technology coupled within an App (client interface) called TerrorView, now enables the public to research threat information that was previously seen only by senior government... more »

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NIMS RELATIONSHIP TO NATIONAL PREPARDNESS SYSTEM

NIMS represent a core set of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management. Capabilities are the means to accomplish a mission, function, or objective based on the performance of related tasks, under specified conditions, to target levels of performance. The most essential of these capabilities are the core capabilities... more »

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Private Sector and other Non-Governmental Stakeholders in MACs

.MACS consist of a combination of elements: personnel, procedures, protocols, business practices, and communications integrated into a common system. For the purpose of coordinating resources and support between multiple jurisdictions, The ‘WHOLE COMMUNITY’ (Public-Private Partnerships, NVOADs, VOADs, NGOs, CI/KR, Faith-Based, etc.) need to be integrated not only into the MAC but also as equal partners in the emergency... more »

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Dissemination of Information (External)

Currently, the NIMS discussion of information security is limited to the need for appropriate security measures. However, the need for appropriate security measures may also restrict information that can be valuable to the public. Informing the public and additional audiences during an incident is an ongoing cycle that involves four steps: Step 1: Gather Information, Step 2: Verify Information, Step 3: Coordination of... more »

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IDENTIFICATION OF SARA TITLE-III SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES

A Facility that handles hazardous chemicals should have an emergency response plan. The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) Guidance provides a format for a comprehensive emergency response plan. The stakeholders include national, state, and local entities listed below.
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1. SARA-Title-III establishes requirements regarding emergency planning and "Community Right-to-Know" reporting on hazardous... more »

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Utilize Volunteers as Auxiliary Security and Force Multipliers

VOLUNTEER UTILIZATION SERIES
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CAPABILITY VIEWPOINT-6: ON-SCENE AND PHYSICAL DEFENSE & PROTECTIVE MEASURES SECURITY, BORDER, COASTAL, PERIMETERS, NATURAL, CULTURAL, SUPPLY CHAIN INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION, INTERDICTION, DISRUPTION, DETECTION
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PURPOSE: This is part of a series of posts examining various ways volunteers such as CERT have been utilized in the past. The Volunteer Utilization Series posts were preliminarily... more »

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BASIC EMERGENCY PLANS AND RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND VOLUNTEERS

BACK-TO-BASICS SERIES - OVERVIEW-1: BASIC EMERGENCY PLANS AND RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND VOLUNTEERS
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PURPOSE: Families and volunteers may begin enhancing their own preparedness and safety at home by browsing and acquiring items from the example websites below. Volunteers must prepare themselves and their families for emergencies first BEFORE they begin to volunteer to support the community. This is part of a series... more »

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IS PREPAREDNESS IGNORANCE BLISS OR BLUNDER

TEACH YOUTH PREPAREDNESS THROUGH EXAMINING HISTORIC DISASTERS
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BACK-TO-BASICS SERIES - OVERVIEW-3: EXAMINING THE WISDOM OF BEING PREPARED BEFORE AN INCIDENT OCCURS
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NOW YOU CAN SEE A DISASTER THAT HAPPENED IN EVERY STATE HERE:
http://www.ready.gov/today
(There is a map on this webpage, and when you click the state it will show a date and description of a major disaster that happened within that state)
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BACKGROUND:... more »

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