US GAO reports on cybersecurity ‘A better defined and implemented national strategy is needed to address persistent challenges.’ Read article •Date: 13th March 2013 • US •Type: Article
Final version of ‘Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems’ published by NIST Methods to manage risk in the US Federal ICT supply chain. Read article •Date: 28th Nov 2012 • US •Type: Article
New tool launched by UN to help assess urban risks Online Local Government Self-Assessment Tool supports Making Cities Resilient campaign. Read article •Date: 20th April 2012 • World •Type: Article
Local Government Association provides UK authorities with London 2012 advice The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued advice for local authorities on how to prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read article •Date: 3rd February 2012 • UK •Type: Article
Resilience Awards winners
2011 was a record year for nominations for the Emergency Planning Society Resilience Awards with 32 entries being shortlisted for consideration by the judging panel.
•Date: 12th July 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article
‘Core Competencies in Public Service Risk Management’
‘Alarm, the UK public risk management association, has announced the release of a set of Core Competencies for Public Service Risk Management.
•Date: 24th June 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article
Examples of good practice in public sector business continuity management The UK government has released various good practice reference documents. These have been written to assist public sector business continuity management and to ensure that the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act are met. Read article •Date: 10th Feb 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article
UK government launches phase two consultation on the Civil Contingencies Act Enhancement Programme
New consultation focuses on revised chapters concerned with emergency preparedness; private sector will be encouraged to get more involved.
•Date: 19th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article
European Union appoints crisis response chief
Dr Agostino Miozzo will be managing director for Crisis Response and Operational Coordination in the European External Action Service.
•Date: 3rd Dec 2010 • Region: W.Europe •Type: Article
UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat starts public consultation on ‘The Role of Local Resilience Forums: A Reference Document’ New document aims to set out LRFs’ role and identifies broad criteria which an LRF can use as indicators of good practice.
•Date: 12th Oct 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article
A new way to manage disasters US Town of Davie introduces visionary plan for emergency management.
•Date: 12th Oct 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article
Critical infrastructure resilience strategy launched by Australian government Promotes a resilient approach to ensuring the continued operation of critical infrastructure in the face of a major disaster or emergency.
•Date: 1st July 2010 • Region: Australia •Type: Article
Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants reauthorization passes Senate The US Senate has passed legislation to renew a grant program to help prevent disaster-related damage before it happens.
•Date: 1st July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article
NHS Resilience PAS 2015: Guidance for NHS-funded organizations Public comment period ends on 2nd July.
•Date: 29th June 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article
NIST releases ‘Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach’
Final version now available.
•Date: 4th March 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article
Survey looks at homeland security management across the various US states
The results of the 6th Annual State Homeland Security Advisors Survey.
•Date: 25th Feb 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article