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HOT TOPICS IN HOMELAND SECURITY-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Confluence News Magazine – December 2018

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the December, 2018 edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Using Drones to Detect Damage to Bridges Workshop

This workshop will present the results of the technical research team (GRI) at utilizing self directed drone technology (algorithyms) and LIDAR to inspect damaged bridges in a post disaster scenario.
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Confluence News Magazine – Veterans Edition

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the Veterans Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

Mark your calendars for November 12-17, 2018, to celebrate National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week across the country. Join us in promoting awareness & exploration of cybersecurity careers by hosting an event, participating in an event near you...
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Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce for Cybersecurity Roles

It’s said that good people are hard to find and nowhere is this more true than in cybersecurity. What if you could spot top talent right in your own backyard and help them learn the skills to perform cybersecurity jobs?
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Join a Discussion Exploring a Hazards and Disasters Research Network

We are inviting you to help frame a statewide cooperative hazards and disasters research network. The need for such a network was a major theme that emerged from an EarthLab sponsored State-wide hazards research coordination meeting...
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“Us” and “Them” – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November 2018

It’s not uncommon for individuals or organizations to attempt to elevate their own standing by demeaning the contributions of others. In the long run it’s a losing game. Those that employ "us" vs "them" as a tactic can only inflate...
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Confluence News Magazine – November 2018

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the November Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Climate Resilience Summit

Washington State is playing a major role in the global resilience effort as we work to study, prevent and prepare for the challenges caused by climate change. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the climate conversation, both locally and nationally.
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Confluence News Magazine – October 2018

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the September Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Current Events

​The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and its Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) have been awarded 2017 and 2019 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge grants for critical infrastructure.
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Major Earthquakes & Cascading Events: Potential Health and Medical Implications

Deciding what degree to pursue is a big decision for students. It depends somewhat on what career the student wants to pursue, but not entirely. Many fields require a bachelor’s degree, but do not require a major in a certain field of study.
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Lucky Me – Emergency Management, Once Removed, October 2018

Sometimes big problems start with smaller, seemingly manageable problems that, through inattention, or a failure to take immediate protective measures, morph into serious issues. Emergency managers’ usefulness to society at large accrues for their ability...
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HSEM Center of Excellence – Internship Guidebook

This Guidebook is intended for employers with any level of knowledge of internships. It can serve as a training tool for those looking to understand what an internship program is and is not, identify the purpose of an internship program, and much more.
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G0251 Amateur Radio Resources Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to educate State and local emergency management officials about amateur radio resources that provide emergency communications.
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2018 NCWE Conference – Success Through Partnerships

Community college educators often find themselves competing head-to-head with other education and workforce improvement offerings. Yet, many may find themselves unable to out-market or out perform other suppliers of the education industry due to resource constraints.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – Farm to Fork

This Forum will expand the concepts presented at the 2017 forum, with a renewed goal of increasing awareness of food protection, security, response to emergencies and defense of our agriculture and food based economies, and arable land availability.
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ASIS Puget Sound Chapter Event Summary

The Center was invited to participate in yesterday's ASIS Puget Sound Chapter at the Space Needle Corporation. The topic was "Where does Security fit in your brand’s “first impression”? Balancing Hardening with Transformative & Welcoming Guest Experience"
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Get Red Cross Ready for National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This is an initiative recognized nationwide through a number of organizations.
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Confluence News Magazine – September 2018

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the September Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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