Items tagged with risk management:
News & Updates:
Senate passes battlefield medical approvals bill; Individual mandate repeal attached to tax bill, sparking fears of rising premiums; US to be a big driver of oil production growth over the next decade; Jobless claims tick up on Puerto Rico backlog, underlying data strong.
These dark and accumulating clouds hanging over Wells Fargo lead us to ask the existential question: Can the bank survive? Faculty Affiliate Peter Conti-Brown writes on the future of the bank after fraud.
Coastlines will continue to become ever denser population and economic centers, which guarantees that storm-related disasters will get even costlier. What should be done about it?
Faculty Affiliate Howard Kunreuther suggests changing the way that risk is communicated to homeowners could potentially mitigate the disastrous effects of floods.
Senator Jeff Flake wants to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that it is currently too large. The ACLU is suing California over ballots which were discarded in the 2016 Presidential election. Janet Yellen is defending the financial system, which she believes to be stable and effective. Oil prices are up due to Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to hit Houston.
In an article focusing on recent developments in the blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, faculty affiliate Kevin Werbach shares some of his concerns about the products.
He wants investors to ask themselves a simple question: “Why does this token add value? For something like Brave, which is trying to monetize attention as an alternative to the current Web advertising model, there’s a logical reason why the system uses tokens.”
CDC: Emergency Preparedness & Response
The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives
Quick link: http://emergency.cdc.gov/
CDC: Office of Health Preparedness & Response
CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response leads the agency’s preparedness and response activities by providing strategic direction, support, and coordination between local, state, tribal, national, territorial, and international public health partners.
CDC provides funding and technical assistance to states to build and strengthen public health capabilities. Ensuring that states can adequately respond to threats will result in greater health security; a critical component of overall U.S. national security.
Quick link: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/
Federal Aviation Administration: Accident & Incident Data
The NTSB issues an accident report following each investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon. The reports listing is sortable by the event date, report date, city, and state.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Crime & Terrorism Statistics
Quick link to Reports and Publications where you can find information and data about the topics listed below:
- Terrorism Reports (current and historical)
- List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, U.S. Department of State
- Internet Crime Reports
- Financial Crimes Report to the Public
- Financial Institution Fraud and Failure Reports
- Mortgage Fraud Reports
- Bank Crime Reports
- Campus Attacks
- Crime in Schools and Colleges Data
- FBI Laboratory Annual Report
- National Instant Criminal Background Check System Operations Report
- Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Program Annual Reports
- Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States
- Uniform Crime Reports: Hate Crime Statistics
- Uniform Crime Reports: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA’s mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
To view historical disasters by state, see: http://www.fema.gov/states