Security and Emergency Services
- Although typically framed as a pandemic owned by the public health sector, the COVID-19 response falls directly within the homeland security mission space, whose core missions include “Ensuring Resilience to Disasters” (QHSR 2014).
- In some aspects PA’s COVID-19 response is in line with security research.
- In other dimensions, it is neither in line with what research would recommend nor with what the National Preparedness System would foresee.
- The Keystone State has yet to fully make the step from disaster to catastrophe as the characteristic challenge to U.S. emergency management in our century.
13th Annual Homeland Defense/Security Education Summit
Penn State World Campus
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Siedschlag, A. (2020). Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Response through the Homeland Security Frameworks and Research Lens – Lessons Learned. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1953