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May 3, 2020
Incident Command & Mutualink - ICS Management

Incident Command & Mutualink The Incident Command System (ICS) was developed by the fire service in the 1970s, after a series of California wildfires. The fire service and emergency management organizations refined ICS over the years into an "all risks" or "all hazards" system. It is now used for managing emergencies of any type. In […]

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April 9, 2020
School Violence Prevention Program Grant

The COPS Office STOP School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) NOW EXTENDED: The COPS Office has extended the application deadline for the FY20 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) from April 8, 2020 to April 29, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants. SCHOOL […]

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April 1, 2020
Communication Gaps in Emergency Response

Communication Gaps in the Emergency Response Community This blog contains excerpts from Gap Assessment in the Emergency Response Community published in September 2010 by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, along with the viewpoint of the writer of this blog. To read the full report, please visit: https://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-19782.pdf Why do […]

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March 17, 2020
Interoperable Communications Essential for COVID-19 Response

Confronting Paper Thin Realities: Toilet Paper & Luca’s Dead Sister How Interoperable Communications Is Essential but Overlooked in the COVID-19 Pandemic According to media reports[1] in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Luca Franzese’s sister, Teresa, died from a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Naples, Italy.  Under house quarantine, he called the city for help, […]

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March 13, 2020
Count on Us During the Coronavirus Response

Count on Us During the Coronavirus Response As our nation deals with the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak, you can count on us to be at your side. We serve those who are on the frontlines helping those in need, including emergency management, public safety and healthcare providers. Mutualink stands ready, willing and able to assist you at […]

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January 10, 2020
Lessons Learned from Tragedy

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Final Report Given the recent publication of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission’s final report, it is clear that school administrators and law enforcement officials continue to grapple with achieving levels of communication that enable them to respond to threats to the health and welfare of their faculty and […]

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July 16, 2019
Did You Say Operationalization?

By Mark Anderko – Sr. Director of Program Operations for Mutualink Operationalization by definition is the process of making something functional by putting something into effect.  To further understand this definition, we must understand what the word effect means in this context. Effect – A change which is the result or consequence of an action […]

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May 21, 2019
Gap Analysis Breaking the Paradigm

Gap Analysis – The Insanity Breaking the Paradigm By Mark Anderko Have you ever taken a moment to reflect and critically look at programs and projects from a global perspective?  If you have, then you have engaged in a review and assessment process of how people, policy and technology come together to deliver a desired […]

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April 26, 2019
Technology and Human Behavior Operational Success Blog

On the corner of technology and human behavior Technology and human behavior definitions: Behavior:  The way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus Intersection:  A point at which two or more things come together Technology:  The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes Adoption:  The action of fact of […]

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