Working Together For A Safer Tomorrow

Purpose
The Working Together for A Safer Tomorrow program directly supports the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to integrate state, local, and tribal entities in the development and implementation of activities to improve preparation, response, and recovery from natural and human induced disasters.
Goal
The overall goal of the Working Together for a Safer Tomorrow program is to prepare for and reduce the economic impact caused by disaster events by bringing tribal, local, and state governments, business, and organizations together to identify shared risks and resources.

Objectives:

The Working Together program has three critical objectives:

1) Identify and analyze risk factors for populations residing on federal Indian trust lands and neighboring non-Indian communities

2) Assist tribal, local, and state entities with integrative efforts to determine the economic impacts of natural disasters and terror events

3) Promote and develop regionally relevant programs to facilitate cooperative prevention, preparation, and response to terror events and disasters.

Examples of activities designed to meet these objectives include developing and implementing regional symposia, coordinating regional networking opportunities, organizing regional educational workshops, and conducting technical training seminars. All Working Together for A Safer Tomorrow activities are cooperatively planned by local, tribal, and state entities. The activities are intended to assist government, academic, and corporate leaders to recognize and advance strategies for integrated management of disaster and terror events.

 

These are some pictures taken from different projects/assignments, mainly in Alaska. Students were also involved.

The Working Together for A Safer Tomorrow program is administratively overseen by the Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) located at the University of Southern California.

CREATE Mission:
To improve our Nation's security through research and development of advanced models and tools to evaluate the risks, costs and consequences of terrorism and natural and manmade hazards to guide economically viable investments in homeland security.

To the right is Dr. Stephen Hora, Director of the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events.

 


CREATE: National Center Partners 2008-2009
CREATE: National Center Partners 2008-2009
Working Together Leaders
Working Together Leaders
DHS and CREATE Leaders: 2006-2008
DHS and CREATE Leaders: 2006-2008
Working Together Research Framework
Working Together Research Framework
Last Updated: 4/2012

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