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Washington Career Pathways – VIE 25

VIE 25 is a joint project under direction of the governor’s office between the State Board of Community and Technical colleges and the Garrison Command to support pathways to employment for transitioning service members.
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Working to Support the Military Student in Higher Education

Veteran and active military students can be leaders on campus and in their community if they have the necessary support from their colleges. That support can also be crucial on the pathway to degree attainment for this particular student group.
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National Cybersecurity Student Association Member Portal

Imagine cybersecurity students having passage to a place where all scholarships are listed, where students have access to one calendar with cybersecurity competitions linked, and where there's a plethora of discounted resources, tools, and training?
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On Compromise Versus Being Compromised – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November, 2017

A willingness to compromise is an essential component of our democracy, and such “deals” often facilitate mutual understanding and respect for the other side’s point of view.
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National Incident Management System

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together...
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Security and Preparedness – Active Assailant: A Critical Infrastructural Viewpoint

Beyond providing an essential community service, public utilities and critical infrastructure employees are the first line of defense against threats that could lead to widespread disruption and possibly death.
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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November, 2017

My late father used to have a saying in my youth, often invoked on my way out the door for a date: “If you want to dance, you have to pay the fiddler!” I knew exactly what he was conveying. That reminder applies as well to national emergency management...
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Veteran and Transitioning Service Member Apprenticeship Resource Guide

A Registered Apprenticeship is a formalized, structured training program. It combines on-the-job training (OJT) and related technical instruction in which you receive practical and technical training. Industry determines the essential skills...
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Opportunities for Veterans in Cyber Security

Using the post 9/11 GI Bill, you can get up to 36 months of financial support for education and training for graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs...
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Thoughts on Harvey, Irma, Maria and, yes, Cascadia – Emergency Management, Once Removed, October, 2017

Disasters bring consequences, both immediate and long term. Yet they also provide opportunities to address obvious hazards, so that they do not repeat themselves time and again. And such events can provide reminders to policy and decision makers...
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Teaching children how to prepare for emergencies with Ready Kids

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and often without any warning. Children make up about 25 percent of our population so disaster planning, response and recovery efforts must take into account their unique needs.
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National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) can help. The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has resources to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Our information guides on disaster topics.
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Hazard Mitigation Starter Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Water and wastewater utilities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards including natural disasters such as earthquakes, flooding, tornados, and wildfires. For utilities, the impacts from these hazard events include damaged equipment, loss of power, disruptions to service...
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Go Stay Kit

Besides high winds, flooding, and rain, Harvey has now caused the evacuation of over 30,000 area residents to emergency shelters. When an emergency responder knocks on your door and says, "You've got 2 minutes to get out! What'll you take?"
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Things To Come? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, September, 2017

The Governor of Louisiana recently declared coastal land loss as an emergency, calling for the federal government to assist in restoration efforts. The update suggested his intent in declaring an emergency was in part to “pressure” the President and Congress...
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The Passing of Terry Egan – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

The passing of Terry Egan on July 3, 2017 merits special attention. Too often great emergency managers at all levels are relatively unnoticed in life, their contributions to the safety of the public seemingly taken for granted.
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Government Ain’t Easy – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

Most public sector employees are accustomed to hearing that government workers have it easy, compared to their counterparts in the private sector. For example, even casual conversations with parents of your children’s soccer teammates can provide a glimpse into the perceptions held...
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Washington State Animal Response Team

WASART (Washington State Animal Response Team) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization that helps companion animals and livestock out of immediate crisis and dangerous situations.
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New Water Utility Response On-The-Go App!

The Water Utility Response On-The-Go App consolidates and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency.
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About Brock Long: An Unsolicited Endorsement – Emergency Management, Once Removed, June, 2017

About Brock Long: An Unsolicited Endorsement Brock Long, the new FEMA Administrator, has a tremendous reservoir of experience in areas like school safety, as a state director of emergency management and a successful stint in the private sector as an executive with Hagerty & Assoc
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