A note on this blogs format - I will not hide my drafts until they are ready. All my writing will be displayed as soon as it's down in bits and bytes. Posts will be labeled Draft and Final according to my view on the topic.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Distilled orientation


One of the most iteresting ideas to come out of this 2006 report from the National Defense University is the focus on intensive training to align orientations for complex/critical situations. I am only a few pages into the essay but this got me thinking about the current training methods for emergency management planners and coordinators. What is the overall strategy right now? I won't/can't answer that question because of job responsibilities and liabilities.

What should the focus for training, response and planninig efforts? Training, planning, and response should be coordinated to adapt and adopt to unkown circumstances and windfalls. Stealing from the computer world, disaster training and organiztion needs to be made more extensibile. Wikipeida defines extensibiliity to mean  "a system design principle where the implementation takes into consideration future growth."

Network input/output configurations
transparency as a method
Actively choosing intense training for the few over widespread overviews of the many

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