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Core Capabilities of Emergency Management and New Model

The following is an idea to modernize emergency management practices and programs. It uses language familiar to the private sector and moves away for military or quasi-military terms such as command and control. Emergency managers need to engage with the community to develop trust and relationships. A major block to this goal is the traditional model which uses government sounding terms such as command. Homeland Security and Emergency Management begins and ends with the people in the communities. The people are essential to the systems success. Success in this field is safer communities.

Communication and information management-

• Preparedness programs

• Public outreach

• Rumor management

• JIC management

• Press activities

Organizational management-

• Program management

• Project management

• Incident management

• Multi-Agency coordination system

Resource management-

• Resource management guide

• Acquisition

• Tracking

• Fiscal accountability

Enterprise Architecture and plan maintenance-

• Id technology to assist in mission accomplishment

• Replace and update all systems as needed

• Innovate

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