Emergency Management: Tough to Do, Tougher to Teach


Emergency Management: Tough to Do, Tougher to  Teach by Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed During the Great Depression, a young Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) interviewed for a teaching position in Texas. During his interview, when asked, “Is the world flat or round” – he replied, “I can teach it either way!” He was hired. It’s not easy for those that teach emergency management in the 21st Century. The integration of the four primary elements of emergency management - mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery already are tough but critical concepts for people immersed in day-to-day issues of government (or life) [...]

Emergency Management: Tough to Do, Tougher to Teach2022-10-20T19:50:31+00:00

Cybersecurity/Computer Apprenticeships


CYBERSECURITY/COMPUTER APPRENTICESHIPS Currently WA is showing 9953 cybersecurity job openings. Do you have an interest protecting digital privacy and infrastructure? Check out the following categories: Security Provision, Protect & Defend, Operate & Maintain, Oversee & Govern, Analyze, or Collect &. Each of these broad categories link to further job descriptions in the Cyberseek (cyberseek.org) site linked from NIST (see below). Local employers, educators, students, workers, policy makers, and other stakeholders can gain information from this site. WA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES (https://secure.lni.wa.gov/arts-public/#/program-search) has created this search program to locate apprenticeship programs registered in Washington State. ARTS (Apprenticeship Registration & [...]

Cybersecurity/Computer Apprenticeships2021-10-28T10:00:51+00:00

COVID-19 & Jobs: A Year Later


COVID-19 & Jobs: A Year Later For women, job burnout has become a reality. The rate of job burnout is rising much faster among women compared to men. It has been reported that 42% of women feel burnout, while men are reported at 35% of feeling burnout. This gap has doubled since last year on reported job burnout (32% of women and 27% of men). “A few months into the pandemic, one in four women said they had considered downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce for a year.” What is worse is now that number has jumped, with one [...]

COVID-19 & Jobs: A Year Later2021-10-28T10:00:45+00:00

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart


Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart “Our Nation is under a constant and ever-increasing threat from malicious cyber actors.  Ransomware attacks have disrupted hospitals, schools, police departments, fuel pipelines, food suppliers, and small businesses — delaying essential services and putting the lives and livelihoods of Americans at risk.  Any disruption, corruption, or dysfunction of our vital infrastructure can have a debilitating effect on national and economic security, public health, and our everyday safety.” – President Joe Biden, a Proclamation on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2021 October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. President Biden signed a proclamation designating the month of October as a [...]

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart2021-10-28T10:00:12+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Dr. Amelia Phillips


Photo of Amelia Phillips Women in Leadership Profile: Dr. Amelia Phillips Many of us will say, “It isn’t rocket science!” to point out when a problem is laughingly easy compared to getting a rocket into space. But if you want to know more about what is rocket science, you might want to ask Amelia Phillips. After all, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. She also worked for the Jet Propulsion Lab. She knows rocket science. For the last twenty years, Amelia has been a tenured faculty member designing and delivering [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Dr. Amelia Phillips2021-10-27T10:00:29+00:00
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