Army Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty in planning for climate change ~Jered Serbu, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers say the science is clear: The effects of climate change mean its vast network of civil works projects are going to have to stand up to weather events more severe than they’ve ever seen before, and those storms and droughts are going to be much harder to predict….

Disaster Psychiatry Emerges as DOD Field of Study ~Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service

At the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, experts in the emotional toll of disasters help the Defense Department, government agencies and first responders worldwide understand how best to help communities struck by terrorist attacks, mass casualties and natural disasters. The center is part of the psychiatry department at the Uniformed Services University of…

DOD Inspector General: 8 years after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flooded New Orleans, National Guard still has communications problems

After major communications problems during Hurricane Katrina and resultant Corps of Engineers failures in the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8/29/05, the National Guard BureauĀ fielded 97 Joint Incident Site Communications Capability Systems to insure better communications among federal, state and local rescue workers. The goal was to insure interoperability among the different communications systems used…