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Group to test power grid preparedness - Foster's Daily Democrat

Group to test power grid preparedness - Foster's Daily Democrat | Emergency Management and Preparedness | Scoop.it
Group to test power grid preparedness Foster's Daily Democrat “Entities possess effective cyber incident response plans, but updates to protocols and guidelines and additional training could enhance preparedness,” reads one of the findings...
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A more technical piece on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) GridEx 2, and emergency exercise requiring that power system companies across North America review their security and plans for crisis response. The exercise will also allow participants to discover areas of the industry that need improvement if such a severe emergency were to occur, and how government-made decisions impact such plans. A number of scenarios are used including cyber attacks, inclement weather and other issues that could result in a compromised power grid.

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Logic Modeling as a Tool to Prepare to Evaluate Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Schools

Logic Modeling as a Tool to Prepare to Evaluate Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Schools | Emergency Management and Preparedness | Scoop.it
Logic Modeling as a Tool to Prepare and Evaluate Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Schools
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Published in: New Directions for Evaluzation, Special Issue: Enhancing Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Through Evaluation (Volume 2010, Issue 126)

 

Date Published: June, 2010

 

Pages: 14 (pp 51-64)

 

The authors propose a comprehensive evaluation framework to prepare for evaluating school emergency management programs. This framework involves a logic model that incorporates Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures as a foundation for comprehensive evaluation that complements performance monitoring used by the U.S. Department of Education as part of its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant program. A sample logic model for school emergency management is provided that can be adapted and tailored for use in local evaluations by any school district or school. 

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Disaster Response and Utility Preparedness | The Energy Collective

Disaster Response and Utility Preparedness | The Energy Collective | Emergency Management and Preparedness | Scoop.it
A year after Sandy, the utilities that suffered the most damage and the longest outages have been taken to task by politicians and regulators.

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This piece discusses some of the issues with utilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Specifically, the piece points out that utility companies are moving away from a focus on "reliable" service in order to invest more heavily in "resilient" service that comes back online a short time after a storm or event. The second and third sections discuss the pros and cons of microgrids, and the importance of cooperation between first responders and utility companies, particularly the need for integrated systems that provide the same data to all stakeholders in order to streamline the information process.

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