Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:15
The Famine Early Warning System is an interagency network among federal agencies and the United Nations that began in 1985, using scientific data to target about $1.5 billion in food aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to those who need it most. Participating federal agencies include the U.S.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:35
Almost 40 years ago, the Forest Service developed a command-and-control approach to battling forest fires that was successful in coordinating efforts across multiple jurisdictions and fire departments. Its approach was adopted by other agencies to address their own forms of emergencies. For example, USDA uses it to battle infestations of crop-killing insects.
Submitted by rgordon on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 19:32
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Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:14
Food Safety Net is Fraying
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:17
A Profile of Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:07
Submitted by rgordon on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:25
The federal government has developed increasingly sophisticated approaches to addressing emergencies and crises. One successful management model is the incident command system (ICS), which was initially developed in the 1970s as a command-and-control approach for fighting forest fires, but has since been adapted to other policy domains. The Department of Homeland Security adopted the ICS model—which it renamed the National Incident Management System (NIMS)—and required its use at all levels of government in emergency and crisis situations.
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 15:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer. Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.