Reporting Disaster on Deadline

Author: Kent Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0805861661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This essential resource is among the first to focus specifically and comprehensively on journalistic coverage of disasters. It demonstrates the application of scholarship and theory to professional practice, and includes a crash book template with logistical and information-collection requirements. --

The Disaster Recovery Handbook

Author: Michael Wallace
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814416136
Format: PDF, ePub
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No organization is safe without a disaster recovery plan in place. Expanded and up to date, this is the ultimate resource.

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118667131
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice. An accompanying web site contains samples of the latest AIA Contract Documents in PDF format.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1935589814
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Academic Writing

Author: Stephen Bailey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351690574
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Management Handbook

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency (U.S.)
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
ISBN: 9780160944161
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for coordinating the delivery of federal support to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments under Presidential emergency or major disaster declarations or to other federal agencies under the concept of federal-to-federal support. It is important to recognize that FEMA does not assume responsibility for local incident command activities but, instead, provides a structure for the command, control, and coordination of federal resources to states, local incident commands, and other end users. The FEMA Incident Management Handbook (IMH) is a tool to assist FEMA emergency management personnel in conducting their assigned missions in the field. The IMH provides information on FEMA's incident-level operating concepts, organizational structures, functions, position descriptions, and key assets and teams. The IMH is intended for use by FEMA personnel deployed at the incident level. However, the IMH also provides whole community stakeholders operating in a FEMA facility information about key incident-level FEMA functions. The concepts in the IMH are applicable to FEMA operations during Stafford Act-based Presidential declarations and non-Stafford Act incidents involving federal-to-federal support. Check out our Emergency Management & First Responders collection here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/emergency-management-first-responders Other products produced by FEMA here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/federal-emergency-management-agency-fema

The New Year s Eve Flood on Oahu Hawaii

Author: Committee on Natural Disasters
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309044332
Format: PDF
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The flood that greeted the new year in 1988 brought home the uncomfortable realization that many suburban areas of eastern Oahu are at risk from sudden and, in some cases, unpredictable flooding. Torrential rains fell over the southeastern portion of the island on New Year's Eve, precipitating major flooding in several suburban neighborhoods and resulting in $34 million in damages. Neither the current meteorological capabilities nor the present flood control structures for the Oahu area proved adequate to predict or control the deluge. This book documents and analyzes the meteorological conditions leading to the torrential rains, the causes and patterns of flooding, the performance of flood control structures in affected areas, the extent of damages, and the effectiveness of the local emergency response and recovery actions. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn from the analyses.

Information Security Management Handbook Sixth Edition

Author: Harold F. Tipton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420090956
Format: PDF, ePub
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Every year, in response to new technologies and new laws in different countries and regions, there are changes to the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required by all IT security professionals. In step with the lightning-quick, increasingly fast pace of change in the technology field, the Information Security Management Handbook, updated yearly, has become the standard on which all IT security programs and certifications are based. It reflects new updates to the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) that IT security professionals all over the globe need to know. Captures the crucial elements of the CBK Exploring the ten domains of the CBK, the book explores access control, telecommunications and network security, information security and risk management, application security, and cryptography. In addition, the expert contributors address security architecture and design, operations security, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning. The book also covers legal regulations, compliance, investigation, and physical security. In this anthology of treatises dealing with the management and technical facets of information security, the contributors examine varied topics such as anywhere computing, virtualization, podslurping, quantum computing, mashups, blue snarfing, mobile device theft, social computing, voting machine insecurity, and format string vulnerabilities. Also available on CD-ROM Safeguarding information continues to be a crucial concern of all IT professionals. As new risks threaten the security of our systems, it is imperative that those charged with protecting that information continually update their armor of knowledge to guard against tomorrow’s hackers and software vulnerabilities. This comprehensive Handbook, also available in fully searchable CD-ROM format keeps IT professionals abreast of new developments on the security horizon and reinforces timeless concepts, providing them with the best information, guidance, and counsel they can obtain.