Saturday, October 18, 2014

U.S. Response. National Response Framework in Action.


For homeland security and emergency management professionals at the national, state, county, and city level the following information and references are an overview.

For community members, faith-based organizations, and BEMA partners, collaborators, and others this information will serve as a basis of the U.S. response to the current Ebola and other threats.


National Response Framework

The National Response Framework is a guide to how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. It is built on scalable, flexible, and adaptable concepts identified in the National Incident Management System to align key roles and responsibilities across the Nation.

This Framework describes specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents that range from the serious but purely local to large-scale terrorist attacks or catastrophic natural disasters.

The National Response Framework describes the principles, roles and responsibilities, and coordinating structures for delivering the core capabilities required to respond to an incident and further describes how response efforts integrate with those of the other mission areas. This framework is always in effect, and elements can be implemented at any time. The structures, roles, and responsibilities described in this Framework can be partially or fully implemented in the context of a threat or hazard, in anticipation of a significant event, or in response to an incident.

Selective implementation of National Response Framework structures and procedures allows for a scaled response, delivery of the specific resources and capabilities, and a level of coordination appropriate to each incident.          

Friday, October 17, 2014

Situational Awareness: FREE Webinar. Emerging Viral Infections.

Ebola and Emerging Viruses

October 21, 2014, 11:00am EDT

With the increase in urbanization and globalization, emerging virus infections are increasing both in prevalence and scale. 

The current Ebola virus epidemic is a notable and devastating example of the toll that emerging viral infections can have on the human population as well as the urgent need to understand the biology of this disease. 

In light of these on-going challenges, this webinar will bring together scientists and clinicians studying Ebola and other emerging viruses to discuss recent advances in our understanding of these viruses as well as potential therapeutic and public health strategies to rapidly respond and control these infections.

Gary J. Nabel
Chief Scientific Officer
Global R&D, Sanofi
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Pardis Sabeti
Associate Professor
Harvard University
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George F. Gao
Deputy Director-General, China CDC
Director and Professor
CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic
Microbiology and Immunology
View Presenter Biography
Ella Hinson
Scientific Editor, Cell Host & Microbe

Sri Devi Narasimhan
Senior Scientific Editor, Cell

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Upcoming Nonprofit and NGO Wars (2015-2020)

            The Upcoming Nonprofit and NGO Wars  (2015-2020)
The Emerging Market for Nonprofit Control:  Business Model Implications
………..”the new nonprofit business model will incorporate a holding company organizational structure to facilitate changes in corporate control, capital formation, efficiency, transaction processing, and risk mitigation.  Specifically, the holding company organization structure can be expected to yield the following benefits……..”

Within our community we have so many nonprofit organizations, some performing the same function with variations in mission & vision, and approaching the same funding pool with negative results.  Some forming at the drop of a hat, and even ordered online via the internet. 

We have to begin to combine our resources, by pass egos, promote collaborations, partnerships, and strategic thinking beyond the expected.  Two or four squeaky wheels are more effective supporting the wagon to get greased then one.

Think Tank. 6th Region of AU, the African Diaspora.

Anything is possible. 

Who speaks for you, your family, your community? 

Your unique cultural perspective, and views that no one else can speak for because of our unique experiences.

Organization/Structure of Think Tanks

How Think Tanks Work: Analyzing Budgets


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Situation Awareness 10/08/2014: Private Sector should be in the lead as a member of the Whole Community in West Africa

Check the date below.

Kind of late in the game.

Private sector should be in the lead in response, recovery, and mitigation for the future.


Private Sector Leadership and Ebola Crisis Response
11 December
New York, USA

The Global Compact will convene a special event in cooperation with the Ebola Private Sector Mobilisation Group (EPSMG), a coalition of over 35 companies with major assets and operations in West Africa mobilizing business resources to support front-line Ebola humanitarian relief efforts while also advocating for a more concerted global response to the outbreak and recovery. The Global Compact and EPSMG are appealing to CEOs to pledge support for Ebola eradication and take leadership within their own companies to help stop the spread of the virus disease and help communities and the economy recover. Along with counterparts from the UN, governments and civil society, CEOs will gather at this event to share examples of interventions by business to support the Ebola response, identify lessons learned, explore how successes can be replicated and discuss the role of business in long-term recovery. For more information, please

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