Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2019/02
February 13, 2019
In this issue:
- U.S. National Counterterrorism Center and the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team: The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was founded after the September 11th terrorist attacks through the passing of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The NCTC leads and integrates the national counterterrorism effort and also houses the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), the mission of which is to improve information sharing and enhance public safety. JCAT produces a number of resources for public safety personnel, including campus safety personnel, emergency management officials, or campus first responders.
- Strategic Communication Planning for Suicide Prevention: The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) released a new video series on strategic communication planning for suicide prevention. Strategic planning is key to developing effective communication materials for suicide prevention. Adapted from SPRC's Strategic Communication Workshop Series, the videos include free, downloadable worksheets to help you put these skills into practice in your community and on your campus. This series is available on YouTube and includes five-to-six-minute webinar clips.
February 6, 2019
In this issue:
- Department of Transportation Proposes New Rule on Drones: On January 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced proposed new initiatives to allow unmanned aircraft systems, ordrones, under certain conditions to fly overnight and over people. In addition, DOT said it will seek public input to identify drone safety and security issues that may threaten people on the ground, other aircraft, or national security.
- 2019 National Seasonal Preparedness Calendar Released: The National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar is now available for 2019. The calendar, developed by FEMA and released annually, highlights important observances and provides key messages for each month. Campuses can use this calendar to help convey important awareness and preparedness information to their communities using a variety of links and toolkits found on thecalendar website.