The All Hazards Consortium (AHC) exists to create a new approach to addressing complex, persistent public/private issues in disaster management, business continuity and cyber security.
The AHC is a state sanctioned 501c3 non-profit organization focused on
expediting getting business back to business following any type of disaster.
The AHC engages its 15,000+ government and industry stakeholders in programs and working groups that address important issues:
The AHC's working groups partnerships and operational solutions provide national reach across multiple critical infrastructure sectors and states.
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The AHC is partnering with the AFCEA Bethesda,MD Chapter on an event in may 2016.
The 2016 Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Technology Forum will examine "the practical and the art of the possible" in supporting the LEAPS community. The program will include a use case focused on "active shooter preparedness" with breakouts and interactive sessions looking at the issue from the lens of:
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DRONE Educational Webinar Series Conducted In March 2016
TOPIC: Hovering Friends or Foes
An Educational Webinar Series on Drone / UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Technology, Use Cases, Threats, Deterrents, Regulations, and Recommendations was conducted on March 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 1:00pm ET.
This was in coordination with the Multi-State Fleet Repose Working Group (FRWG), the East Coast Corridor Coalition (EC3), the Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (RC3), DHS NPPD ( National Protection and Programs Directorate), the State, Local, Tribal & Territorial Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI).
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Small Business Expertise Sought to Help Solve Homeland Security Challenges
Washington D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it is seeking proposals from small businesses to address technical challenges in homeland security. Beginning December 16, 2015, DHS will accept proposals for its upcoming Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program FY 16.1 joint solicitation which covers 13 technical areas from two DHS organizations, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
“It is vitally important that we cast a wide net to find highly innovative solutions to the Nation’s homeland security challenges,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers. “We know that America’s small businesses are creative problem solvers and engines of innovation and we want to hear from them. We encourage eligible, U.S. small businesses to explore the topic areas presented in this funding opportunity and submit proposals that capture their best thinking. We are particularly interested in receiving proposals from under-represented groups, such as women-owned small businesses and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses.”
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The AHC is on iTunes
The AHC along with its partner the All Hazards Emergency Network have partnered on a series of podcast interviews. The All Hazards Emergency Network (AHEN) was created to allow Public and Private Sector Emergency Management stakeholders to share their insights, ideas and best practices. To Learn more click here.
AHC In the News
Hughes to Provide Data Services for All Hazards Consortium Published Hughes Network Systems has signed up to provide data sharing services for the All Hazards Consortium to help disseminate real-time information to disaster managers, emergency response leaders and first responders in cooperation. Learn More...
Recent Products and Publications
NEW 2015 Fleet Response Working Group Annual Report
The leadership of the AHC's Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG), along with its partners from the All Hazards Consortium, the Edison Electric Institute, and the members of the 2016 FRWG Executive Steering Committee would like to announce the release of their Annual Report for calendar year 2015.
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DHS NPPD Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group (CIDAWG) Report
Since 2012, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has been engaging a diverse group of private and public sector cybersecurity stakeholders – including insurers, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Security Officers (CSOs), risk managers, critical infrastructure owners, and social scientists – to examine the current state of the cybersecurity insurance market and how to best advance its capacity to incentivize better cyber risk management. This White Paper on Overcoming Perceived Obstacles to Sharing into a Cyber Incident Data Repository is the third in the CIDAWG’s white paper series. It identifies eight such obstacles, possible approaches for addressing them, and the stakeholders who should be engaged to begin the work of doing so.
Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report (June 2012)
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the "Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid" report, an assessment of the procurement and supply environment of large power transformers (LPTs). The report examines the characteristics and procurement of LPTs, including key raw materials and transportation; historical trends and future demands; global and domestic LPT suppliers; and potential issues in the global sourcing of LPTs. To view the full report, click on the picture to the left.
Natural Gas and Oil Infrastructure Resilience Report (December 2014)
This report from the National Petroleum Council (NPC), entitled "Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters", reviewed reports from recent natural disasters and collected insights through focused discussions with more than 100 experts and emergency response professionals from federal, state, and local governments, trade associations, industry, and non-government organizations. To view the full report, click on the picture to the left.
The Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group produced a new report based on outcomes from a multi-state and multi-sector "integrated planning" workshop focused on expediting information sharing between private and public sectors during disasters. This Workshop was designed to support the development of a regional “information sharing” based exercise drill (CATEX 2014) involving the multiple states and cities and the electric, food and fuel/petroleum sectors for the purpose of accelerating public and private sector response and recovery activities along the East Coast. To view the full report, click on the picture to the left.
The All Hazards Consortium produced a white paper report focused on the need for "operational alignment" between the electric sector's operational components, the states and various federal agencies. It calls out recommendations that leverage regional public-private partnerships around the nation. To view the full report, click on the picture to the left.
NEWS & UPDATES
May 18, 2016 Webinar
New Technologies for Expediting Regional Disaster Decision Making