Disaster Due Diligence Newsletter Synopsis October 25

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School Violence Prevention – Early Responses Show Tools, Plans and Training Needed
Schools – Friday, October 25, 2013

School Violence: It has been a tragic and disturbing week for schools in the United States this week: A student accused of murdering a Massachusetts high school math teacher used a box cutter to stab her before disposing of her body An 11-year-old in the state of Washington was charged with attempted murder after bringing 400 r… .. read more..


Active Shielding – SIFMA Quantum Dawn 2 After Action-Report

Banking and Finance – Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has published the results of the Quantum Dawn 2 cybersecurity exercise in which over 500 individuals from more than 50 financial organizations took part. Throughout 2013, a number of high profile media reports and conferences have … .. read more..


Millington Tennessee Naval Base Shooting – Released National Guard Employee shoots

Workplace Violence – Thursday, October 24, 2013

Released National Guard Employee shoots two – Shooter fires handgun, wounds two and tackled to ground by employees. Official Notice from From Defense Media Activity-Navy WASHINGTON (NNS) — A shooting occurred at approximately 12:47 (local time) today at a National Guard facility located near Nav… .. read more..




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