Federal and state emergency managers – and their agencies – face an increasingly complex threat climate. FEMA recently queried
its state counterparts in emergency management (EM) for their insights into how they are working to change emergency management to prevent tomorrow’s emergency. The insights are instructive, offering a glimpse of where emergency management resources and efforts are being directed. At the same time, they shed light on key challenges that require innovative processes, technologies and best practices to help EM leaders better protect citizens as well as employees and first responders.