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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: conflict, future, warning, response, collapse, war, fragility, preventing, violence, state
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2009-02-19
ISBN-10: 9264059814
ISBN-13: 9789264059818

The international community today is hardly in a position to avoid another genocide, as witnessed in Rwanda in 1994, despite the significant evolution of early warning systems in recent years. Based on a review of the literature on early warning and response, as well as inputs from surveyed agencies, Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse assesses the value and role of early warning for the prevention of violent conflict and identifies the most effective early warning and response systems. It concludes with a set of recommendations for policy makers in donor and partner countries in infl

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: conflict, warning, response, future, collapse, violence, war, state, preventing
Number of Pages: 138
Published: 2009-03-09
ISBN-10: 9264059806
ISBN-13: 9789264059801

The international community today is hardly in a position to avoid another genocide, as witnessed in Rwanda in 1994, despite the significant evolution of early warning systems in recent years. Although many organisations have integrated early warning mechanisms into their policies, conflict early warning faces challenges similar to those it faced 15 years ago, and there are new ones on the horizon. Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse aims to support the efforts of OECD-DAC members and other organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding to better integrate c

Author: Linda K. Moore
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hazard, warnings, eas, system, alert, emergency
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437919197
ISBN-13: 9781437919196

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is built on a structure conceived in the 1950¿s when over-the-air broadcasting was the best-available technol. for widely disseminating emergency alerts. It is one of several federally managed warning systems. The NOAA/NWS weather radio system has been upgraded to an all-hazard warning capability. The Dept. of Homeland Security is implementing a program that will disseminate nat. alert messages over digital broadcast airwaves, using satellite and public TV broadcast towers. This program is called the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). Contents

Author: David A. Powner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: establishing, comprehensive, national, capability, challenges, faces, analysis, warning, dhs, cyber
Number of Pages: 67
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437910114
ISBN-13: 9781437910117

Cyber analysis and warning capabilities are critical to thwarting computer-based (cyber) threats and attacks. The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) established the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) to, among other things, coordinate the nationżs efforts to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber threats to systems and communications networks. This report: (1) identifies key attributes of cyber analysis and warning capabilities; (2) compares these attributes with US-CERTżs current capabilities to identify whether there are gaps; and (3) identifies US-CERTżs challenges to dev

Author: Mark Goldstein
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: public, integration, alert, warning, system, modernization, necessary, preparedness, improved, planning, coordination, emergency
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437923496
ISBN-13: 9781437923490

A comprehensive system to alert the American people in times of hazard allows people to take action to save lives. FEMA is responsible for the current Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the development of the new Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). This report examined: (1) the current status of EAS; (2) the progress made by FEMA in implementing an integrated alert and warning system; and (3) the challenges involved in implementing an integrated alert and warning system. The report conducted a survey of states, reviewed FEMA and other documentation, and interviewed industry stake

Author: Christopher R. Adams
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: emergency, management, forum, service, weather, warning, partnerships, national, building
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 1997-04
ISBN-10: 0788141538
ISBN-13: 9780788141539

This forum provided an opportunity for local, state & Fed. emergency managers (EM) to jointly discuss their weather & flood warning info., coordination, & communication needs. This report summarizes the presentations & group discussions from the forum. It includes the key issues & recommended action plan from these EM. It was convened to enhance the short-term warning goals to: provide no surprisesÓ prediction of hazardous events; achieve fail-safeÓ communication of hazard-event info.; & ensure no-regretsÓ response to developing natural hazards.

Author: Linda McCaig
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: warning, network, abuse, drug, estimates, preliminary
Number of Pages: 82
Published: 1998-08-01
ISBN-10: 0788140345
ISBN-13: 9780788140341

This report contains preliminary annual & semi-annual data for 1995 & final annual & semi-annual estimates of drug-related emergency department episodes for 1988 through 1994, from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), an ongoing national survey of hospital emergency departments.
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