Category Archives: Preparedness and Response

Leadership Challenges in Crisis Communications

Crisis and disaster response are laden with communications challenges for leaders: within agencies, across the response enterprise, with political officials, and with the general public. Get it right and everything goes much more smoothly. Rich Serino (Cohort I and current…

How Do You Make Tough Decisions?

On September 29, the NPLI partnered with Domestic Preparedness on a round table discussion on high stakes decision making held at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA. Participants included numerous NPLI alumni including Geoff Bartlett (Cohort XII) Tufts University;…

CBS’ Code Black to Promote “Stop the Bleed”

“Stop the Bleed” is a Department of Homeland Security program to promote awareness, understanding, and capacity among the general public to save lives by stanching bleeding in emergencies.  The initiative includes placing Bleeding Control Kits with items such as gloves,…

Marking the Fifth Anniversary of Joplin

NPLI Founding Co-Director Dr. Leonard Marcus was privileged to deliver a keynote address at the Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit in May 2016 at Missouri South State University. The event was held to commemorate that fifth anniversary of the devastating tornado…

The Future of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: A Regional Approach

Today, critical infrastructure (including utility companies) depends more than ever on cyber technology, but small utility companies have limited means of defending against malicious cyber-attacks.  During Cohort 13, Team Cyber developed a reference guide for use by managers at these…

Preparing for Hurricane Season

For some people, June means the end of school and the beginning of vacation season. For many NPLI participants, however, June marks the commencement of hurricane season. Leading the public is an essential component in preparing for large storms and…

NPLI Team Tackles Cyber Challenges

Cyber threats are emerging as a distinct and persistent challenge requiring new thinking on policy and action. Leadership is a key component to enabling agencies to better work together across government and for the public and private sectors to coordinate…