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National CyberWatch Center – Weekly Power Lunches

Get in the know with National CyberWatch Center's weekly Power Lunches via Facebook Live! Throughout March, Casey W. O'Brien, Executive Director of National CyberWatch, will showcase various curricular resources available to faculty.
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The Changing Face of Emergency Management Education – Emergency Management, Once Removed, March 2018

Whenever the subject of preparing emergency managers for the future a couple of familiar refrains are sounded. Here are some of examples.
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Federal Agencies Could Improve Dissemination of Resources to Colleges

Emergency managers at 18 colleges across the country told GAO that their efforts to prepare for emergencies involved working with the campus community to develop, communicate, and practice plans, as well as working with state and local partners.
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Seattle makes little progress on buildings that can kill in earthquakes

"You might be on borrowed time,” warns the mayor of a New Zealand city where a 2011 quake destroyed unretrofitted brick buildings and killed 185 people. Retrofitting old buildings may be expensive, she said, but it costs less than the liability for injuries or fatalities.
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Take the Regional Cybersecurity Survey & Self-Assessment

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Center for Regional Disaster Resilience is developing a regional Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for reporting cybersecurity incidents in the Maritime Transportation System.
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Apply to Join FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

Youth can make a difference in their communities. One way is to join the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). The YPC is open to 8th – 11th graders across the Nation.
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New Emergency Rule: Challenge for Some, Good for All

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a comprehensive emergency preparedness rule in 2016 that applies to nearly every healthcare provider in the nation, and outlines steps those providers must take to improve...
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – April 26, 2018

This year’s Forum will include a broad discussion regarding the eight (8) benefits of incorporating technology into the Supply Chain. The forum will identify best practices and applications needed by the industry and program faculty to address technology and policies.
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Olympia’s Indifference to Earthquake Prep Could Kill Us All

From President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech to reports on the shortcomings of U.S. bridges, this is a week when critical infrastructure is in the news — and when people and organizations argue for more funding for that critical infrastructure.
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Earmarks: Love ‘Them, Hate ‘Them – Emergency Management, Once Removed, February 2018

The President recently raised the prospect of "bringing back earmarks" as a legitimate negotiating tool. Reform-minded persons in both parties view earmarks as "deals" that often undermine the allocation of resources based on merit and importance to the common good.
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Veterans’ Guide to Careers After the Military

After transitioning out of the military, many veterans choose to start on their path to a college degree or continue the post-secondary education they began before enlisting.
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Online College for Military Spouses & Dependents

Due to many factors, including the number of times military families are expected to relocate, many of these students take full advantage of online learning opportunities. With so many service members and their families taking advantage of military education benefits...
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Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success

Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service.
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Attending College While in the Military

Today’s military branches know the value of education and as a result have taken steps to assist with getting and paying for a post-secondary education while still serving one’s country.
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Military Online Colleges & Universities

The virtual classroom is a great option for active service members, veterans, and their dependents since online programs can typically accommodate their demanding lifestyles. Many schools now offer military-friendly incentives and services...
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Higher Education Resources for Veterans and their Families

Veterans going to college for the first time face a wide range of challenges. Before classes begin, there’s pressure to find the right school, navigating the new GI Bill, and making sure all necessary materials have been organized and submitted.
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College Benefits for Military Dependents

College Benefits for Military Dependents Transferring GI Bill Benefits to a Spouse or Children A GI Bill transfer is transfer of ownership of GI Bill education benefits from a servicemember to another eligible family member. Read on to learn about qualification requirements and the ac
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Maximizing GI Bill Benefits & Transfer of Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits right now are the most generous in the history of the GI Bill. With a maximum of 36 months of benefits that pays tuition, a book stipend and a monthly housing allowance, one would think it is enough to pay for a four-year college degree.
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A Point of Personal Privilege – Emergency Management, Once Removed, January 2018

The treatment of women in government service, and in other professional settings, is receiving long overdue national attention. So, when I reflect about the women I have had the privilege of working with throughout my long career, and how they have shaped my reputation...
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Identifying Apprenticeship Opportunities in Career Fields

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE HSEM) has been working since the beginning of the year with State Board for Community and Technical College, RAISE Grant Team, Labor and Industries...
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