American Military University (AMU) will host “Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect”, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Feb. 6-7.
The two-day event will be one of the first-ever homeland security conferences to address the needs of outlying communities after a catastrophe.
Confirmed speakers include Hon. Bennie G. Thompson, ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security; Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina; and FEMA Director, R. David Paulison.
What Will Be Discussed? View agenda.
Conference tracks include:
- Planning and preparation
- Training, education, and awareness
- Command, control, and operations
Sessions will address topics such as:
- Funding and resources
- Healthcare systems in outlying communities
- Transportation and mobility
- Training, education, and public awareness
- Local government planning:ensuring continuity after disaster strikes
- Emergency preparation and response for special populations
- Food and water safety and emergency response
- Federal response: policy gaps
For more details, visit www.apus.edu/disaster.