The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback for an update to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation Objectives for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) organizations and jurisdictions. https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/130743 It was last revised in 2009.
This National Engagement Period opened January 16, 2018, and will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, February 5, 2018. This is for interested parties to comment on the draft implementation objectives to ensure they are relevant for all partners.
NIMS is a key component of incident management, enabling diverse organizations to work together during incidents of all kinds and sizes. Implementing NIMS across the nation is a central part of building our national preparedness.
This revision ensures changes to the SLTT Implementation Objectives are consistent with the Third Edition of NIMS. Changes incorporate stakeholder input and make NIMS a clearer and more useful tool for implementation.
FEMA will host three webinars to discuss the proposed changes and answer related questions. See the FEMA website https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/130743 for more information on the webinars and to review the draft. To provide comments on the draft, complete the feedback form and submit it to FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.
On January 24th, the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) will hold an online “town hall” meeting to discuss the changing use of social media by public safety agencies during disaster events.
The town hall is open to all responders and their agencies. No registration is required.
Details available on the DHS website here: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/public-safety-use-social-media-during-disasters
Using Technology to Engage Adolescents in Peacebuilding in the Middle East
Join DME for Peace on Thursday, August 10th at 10:00am EDT as we welcome members of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence Consortium to the M&E Thursday Talks to lead a discussion on “Using Technology to Engage Adolescents in Peacebuilding.” Adolescents in conflict-affected contexts are increasingly recognised as key actors in peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes. How can we help young people to build a sustainable and gender responsive peace by involving them in research and programs that are tailored to their capabilities and preferred change mechanisms? In this webinar, program implementers and researchers working with, and for, male and female adolescents and youth will share their experiences of using new technologies to help gather and share evidence on adolescent well-being and facilitate peacebuilding processes in conflict affected communities. During the webinar, members of the GAGE Consortium will share insights on best practices and the research ethics of using new technology-based research, programming and communication tools with and for adolescents which have potential for empowerment and tackling restrictive gender norms.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1608555109524045825
The International Public Safety Association believes in providing mission critical, educational and affordable training opportunities to the public safety community throughout the year.
Join us by participating in our first Webinar Week this August 14-18, 2017. Each day, Monday - Friday, IPSA will host a Free Educational Webinar at 10am Arizona Time.
Please see IPSA’s Webinar Week website for more detailed information on each topic and biographies of the scheduled presenters. Registration is required for each webinar. All webinars are 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
Free water testing of private wells in Pojoaque Basin, #SantaFe County today and tomorrow (6/7, 6/8).
Santa Fe County, NMED and NMDOH will be offering up to 500 free water tests for residents in the Pojoaque Basin in Santa Fe County with private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility. There will be two types of tests: lab testing and in-field testing.
Friday, July 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pojoaque Valley High School Gymnasium (South side of the gym)
1574 NM-502, Pojoaque NM 87506
Apologies for the recent absence. I've been engaged in many offline activities and have had to set aside the blog for a while. Back in the next couple of days!
Changes are afoot (or apaw) at Casa del Olmo Rojo. Many of you already know Chaco Canyon, who tweets as TheRealVOSTCat. Well, Chaco has a new sibling! His name at the shelter was Cranston, so we have named him Walter White, or Wally, for short.
Wally was affectionate from the get go when we met him at Barkin' Boutique next to Jinja in Santa Fe. The ladies working there were extremely nice and seemed very happy for both parties in the adoption.
as for Chaco...
He's had some sniffs of his new brother on us but it will be a few weeks before they meet. Wally is in his own office and we'll ease into things.
Consider, here, that 500 million people worldwide were killed in the Spanish Flu pandemic, nearly 100 years ago. Now pair that with the ease of travel we have in our age.
To be certain, we’ve had scares with avian flu, Ebola, and Zika but none attained this magnitude. Are we capable of handling an outbreak with this kind of impact?
Read more at Lawfare Blog, here: http://ht.ly/HDQy30bPWwe
It could have been worse than this, I suppose. It appears all that was accessed was e-mail addresses - a *lot* of e-mail addresses. That said, when a trusted system for legal documents gets breached, it is a really bad thing. I have gotten e-mails from DocuSign and another signing system and I called the purported sender to verify they had actually sent me something. If it looked anything like junk mail, I deleted it. As far as I'm concerned, anyone that would send me something to sign knows how to reach me. You might consider being as careful.
In an update on its website, DocuSign reported an uptick in targeted spam campaigns abusing the company's branding. An investigation was launched, and it was determined that hackers had "gained temporary access to a separate, non-core system that allows us to communicate service-related announcements to users via email."
Read more here: DocuSign Confirms Hack and the Stolen Data Could Put You at Risk
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