Reports

FDA Issues Improvement Plan Focused on Modernizing Foodborne Illness Outbreak Responses

The FDA’s Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan (FORIP) is an important step that the FDA is taking to enhance the speed, effectiveness, coordination, and communication of outbreak investigations. 

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2021 NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES EDUCATION STANDARDS

The standards outline the critical topics to be covered in the initial education of EMS clinicians based on the latest version of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, as well as recent research and best practices. The high-level document defines the competencies, clinical behaviors and judgments required of EMS personnel to perform their roles.

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State of Emergency: What Transportation Learned from 9/11

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) published this special issue of the TR News to document positive outcomes in Transportation Safety and Security since 9/11.

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Fire Risk in 2019

The risk of death or injury from fire is not the same for everyone. This topical fire report explores fire risk for people living in the United States and why for some groups of people, fire risk is more severe.

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National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.

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SECURITY GUIDANCE FOR 5G CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURES - Part I: Prevent and Detect Lateral Movement

The NSA and CISA hosted a 5G study group to explore potential threat vectors and vulnerabilities inherent to 5G infrastructures and provided guidance to manage the threats.

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DHS STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

The Department of Homeland Security released the Strategic Framework for Addressing Climate Change to guide how DHS will continue to combat climate change. 

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Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040

This National Intelligence Council has released a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) in response to a Presidential tasking to assess the national security impacts of climate change.

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Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has developed the Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) to enable the incorporation of security and resilience considerations in critical infrastructure planning and investment decisions.

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Saving Sisyphus: Advanced Biodetection for the 21st Century

The Bipartisan Commission on BioDefense released a new report on the National BioWatch system which details specific actions that must be taken to make the system effective. 

BioWatch was established in 2003 as a national biodetection system but has never been able to consistently demonstrate its operational capability in the field. The system detects a small number of organisms with questionable accuracy and produces results up to 36 hours after a pathogen may have been present near a detector, long after responders would need to act. It is far more likely that sick people seeking treatment at hospitals will make public health and safety officials aware of a biological event well before BioWatch results are available.

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