CAMPAIGN-3: Community Resource Management Ideas

SUMMARY OF OBJECTIVES: Listed within the public proceedings of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) are recommendations with 13 core national goals described as “Urgent Issues” to be addresses. There are also recommendations for preparedness, disaster management, and the national budget that need to be continuously addressed. The Community member's posted Ideas for this campaign will explore and support the process of addressing these (“Urgent Issues” and other recommendations), with the assumption that some Ideas may eventually be acted upon. We will also brainstorm ways to support GAO budget goals (11 areas, 45 opportunities, & 19 actions) by utilizing volunteers (members from the National Office of Citizen Corp's, FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division) and attempting to coordinate match criteria for pairing volunteers with various stakeholders who have budget issues, or who meet other important GAO criteria. National Domestic budgeting issues are primarily covered within this campaign, (war and international affairs) are beyond the scope of potential topics posted and are not discussed herein. Please see the selected official GAO reference materials below (as you wish):

GAO “13 URGENT ISSUES”:
http://www.gao.gov/press/press-transition-release2008nov06.pdf

GAO-10-193 (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS):
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10193.pdf

GAO-09-369 (NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS):
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09369.pdf

GAO-93-186 (DISASTER MANAGEMENT):
http://archive.gao.gov/t2pbat5/149631.pdf

GAO-14-343SP (REDUCE FRAGMENTATION, OVERLAP, AND DUPLICATION):
http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662327.pdf


CAMPAIGN-3: Community Resource Management Ideas

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GAO URGENT ISSUE#4: FOOD SAFETY/HAZARD PREVENTION/PREPAREDNESS

SUBJECT: The Government Accountability Office Identified FOOD SAFETY as being among 13 “Urgent Issues” that require urgent attention and continuing oversight to ensure the nation’s security and well-being. - PURPOSE: This thread provides education and an opportunity for USERS to address the Food Safety/Hazard Prevention and Preparedness niche by providing Ideas to assist with the continued improvement of national ...more »

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FOOD AWARENESS-2: CDC ALERT – CAMPYLOBACTER ON THE RISE

CAMPYLOBACTER FOOD AWARENESS: PROBLEM: The Campylobacter bacteria that causes Human Gastroenteritis is on the Rise! The CDC stated that the incidence of a bacterial infection with CAMPYLOBACTER is on the rise, and has increased 13% since 2008. - HOW: People become infected by eating something contaminated with this bacteria (especially from eating undercooked CHICKEN, and non-pasteurized milk). - WHY: Campylobacter ...more »

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CDC OFFICIAL HEALTH ADVISORY: MERS-CoV PREPAREDNESS

MERS-CoV: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (WHAT TO KNOW) SUBJECT: All state health officials be advised, the CDC Health Advisory has confirmed the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Indiana, USA as of (May 1, 2014). - PURPOSE: This thread is an endeavor to raise awareness for all State Health Officials regarding MERS-CoV. At this point in time only one (quantity ...more »

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FLOOD MANAGEMENT - CONTAMINATION OVERVIEW

BACKGROUND CONSIDERATIONS: All hazards begin locally and end locally, but in the middle, (for every hazard or event) there are “EO Climate Change” considerations and Executive Branch level Planning Framework designating Official Government Agencies as well as key stakeholders that will work with LEPC designated personnel and their Emergency Operations Plans during these (e.g. Flood events). The net labor and resources ...more »

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PLANNING DEPENDENTS IN-HOME CARE CONTINUITY DURING A DISASTER

SUBJECT: Disaster preparedness focused on aiding dependents during an incident, whereby they no longer receive services they depend upon. - PURPOSE: In the event of a disaster, people who depend upon delivery services for in-home care could be in big trouble. It is definitely very common these days to receive in-home care as an alternative to a nursing home. I know of people in my neighborhood who have their INSULIN ...more »

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EMERGENCY SHELTER OPTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MCS OR TILT

Regarding the “Sheltering” of individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) MeSH ID: D018777, (also known in this spectrum of disease is Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT). - EASIEST SOLUTION: The individual suffering from MCS would create their disaster kit, and it would contain a Chemical Gas Mask for them to wear at a shelter. Masks start at $15, or (this may be most applicable to those who experience ...more »

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PANDEMIC DISEASE

INA: ACT 232 - DETENTION OF ALIENS FOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXAMINAITON 1/ Sec. 232 [8 U.S.C. 1252] (a) Detention of Aliens.-For the purpose of determining whether aliens (including alien crewmen) arriving at ports of the United States belong to any of the classes inadmissible under this Act, by reason of being afflicted with any of the diseases or mental or physical defects or disabilities set forth in section 212(a), ...more »

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NEW DHS-RAND HSOAC CONTRACT IMPLICATIONS

PURPOSE: Discuss up-coming changes and implications related to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) contract with the RAND Corporation, to operate and manage a new Research and Development Center known as the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC). - NOTE: Questions posted below are not necessarily meant to be answered here, but rather are food for thought, ...more »

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REDUNDANCY - 6 USC Subsection 347 - versus - 129 STATUTE 470

PURPOSE: I would like our QHSR community to examine the following potential legal redundancy, (for the purpose of eliminating possible waste as duplication of efforts). .......................................................................................................................... Title 6 U.S.C. 347 (c)(2)(E) ~~~~~~Versus~~~~~~ 129 STATUTE 470 - PUBLIC LAW 114–43 AUG 6 2015 Section 2 (a)(1) .......................................................................................................................... ...more »

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Foreign Aid Oversight Needs to be Overhauled Immediately

PURPOSE: This topic briefly examines problems associated with U.S. financial oversight, hundreds of Billions in financial-gifts of foreign aid, and overspending on various foreign assistance programs (that do not benefit U.S. citizens). - -------------------------------------------------- KEY ISSUES-------------------------------------------------------- - 1. BORROWING $ FROM FOREIGNERS, THEN GIFTING IT TO OTHER FOREIGNERS: ...more »

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DATA BREACHES AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Origination: 2016-11-20T09:00 UTC Last Updated: 2017-9-18T15:00 UTC (Update includes the Yahoo 1 Billion Record data breach!) - PURPOSE: We are now entering into a period whereby cybersecurity breaches and other means of identity theft and loss, feed into the national calculus more than ever before, trends are worsening, and we require additional rapid prevention, protection, and mitigation steps, (while recovery seems ...more »

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