Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

The spectrum of active threat events, from lone perpetrator active shooters to complex coordinated terrorist attacks (CCTAs), requires compressed response timeframes, operational coordination, resource management, and accountability. The already-difficult task is further compounded by the multitude of stakeholders typically involved in response and recovery. When the shooting stops, it is the immediate fallout, including care […]

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to write guidance for how state and local governments can assume a greater role in disaster recovery. In its latest effort to this end, FEMA published the State-led Public Assistance Guide (SLPAG – the Guide) – the first of its kind. The goal of this new policy is to […]

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Tanya serves as a Senior Managing Associate in Hagerty Consulting, Inc.’s (Hagerty’s) Recovery Division. How did you first become involved in Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management? I was a case manager in Sacramento working for a non-profit organization called Opening Doors that worked with survivors of human trafficking. I was helping men, women and children, […]

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In May of 2018, the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) announced new requirements related to cybersecurity in their Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). These new requirements apply to the more the nearly $1 billion grant money available through the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). […]

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Mark serves as the Director of Recovery at Hagerty Consulting, Inc (Hagerty). He has worked with the Recovery Division since 2013 and has over a decade of experience leading and supporting a variety of disaster recovery programs.  Mark is an expert in developing, managing, and leading the formulation and administration of grant programs funded through […]

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Local government officials face a sobering reality in 2019: they are more responsible for disaster preparedness and recovery than ever before. Emergency management is changing – dramatically.  Just ask FEMA.  Its official analysis[1] of the 2017 Hurricane Season sent a strong signal, reinforced by its Strategic Plan: recovery must be “federally supported, state managed, and […]

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Cybersecurity is paramount for personal, organizational, and national security. Recent cyber incidents, such as the breach in San Diego Unified School District’s computer systems, have shown the growing imminence of cyber threats. Malicious attempts to disrupt networks and systems continue to grow in frequency, scale, and sophistication while those implementing protective measures are perpetually challenged […]

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Amelia is the Director for Mitigation at Hagerty Consulting, Inc (Hagerty). She has worked with the Recovery Division since 2013.  Amelia is an emergency management and public health professional with 15 years of experience who has spearheaded the submission of over a billion dollars of hazard mitigation funding on behalf of our clients. How did […]

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Hagerty is honored to be supporting the State of California recover from two of the most catastrophic wildfires in the State’s history. The immediate and long-term impacts of these fires have devastated the affected communities, and our professionals are partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to navigate the road to […]

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Ari is a Deputy Director for Recovery Programs at Hagerty Consulting, Inc (Hagerty). He has worked with the Recovery Division since 2014.  Ari is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) policy expert advising clients across the United States to maximize their recoveries from major disasters.   How did you first become involved […]

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