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Hagerty Feature: Homeland Security Today

What might have you missed while focused on COVID-19?

Over the past 16 months, federal, state, and local emergency managers have undertaken one of the most demanding periods in recent history. In addition to the pandemic and natural disasters, the fragility of our nation’s infrastructure has repeatedly been exposed through active threat events, cyber-attacks, and cascading infrastructure failures. These events have put numerous lives at risk and have impacted both the public and private sectors.

Hagerty’s Brock Long and Kyle McPhee highlight the operational challenges our country is facing and how to prepare for a time, in the not-so-distant future, where COVID-19 moves from our primary focus to a secondary one. From their perspective, communities and organizations must take a hard look at what hazards they are focused on and correspondingly restructure their planning, training, and exercise programs to ensure they are accounting for these emerging threats.

You can read the full story here.