Retooling the Enterprise for Complex Catastrophes

Complete The Following:

  • Using the technique of screening for suitability, feasibility, acceptability, distinguishability, completeness, and evaluation criteria, conduct a critical analysis to identify the most practical course of action (COA).
  • Develop a comparison matrix slide that examines the COAs against the evaluation criteria (This could be included in the paper as well, no need for a powerpoint slide)
  • APA format is a most, in-text citation, Abstract

Provide a supporting analysis in a 2-page information paper

Helpful Reading links:

Schneier: Part IV, Conclusions

Presidential Policy Directive 8 and the National Preparedness System: Background and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, Oct 21, 2011

Ten Years After 9/11: Challenges for the Decade to Come, Paul Stockton, Homeland Security Affairs, Volume7, The 9/11 Essays (Sep 2011)

Core Characteristics of Catastrophe: Complexity, Cascades, and Culture, Phillip J. Paliin, HSW, June 21, 2012,

A Whole of Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action, FEMA, DEC 2011,

PPD-8 National Preparedness, March 30, 2011

DHS Effectively Implementing a Strategy to Counter Emerging Threats?, Sharon L. Caudle, Ph.D., Testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Feb. 3, 2012

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