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DOD “Lessons Learned” Document on Fort Hood Shootings Now Available

Feb 24, 2010

The final report of the Department of Defense Review of Fort Hood Shootings (2010 has been released. Chapter 4 of the document addresses relevant emergency response challenges related to the incident.
Following the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates established the “Department of Defense Independent Review Related to Fort Hood” to examine the circumstances behind this tragedy. A news conference was recently held to announce the final report of the Department of Defense Review of Fort Hood Shootings (2010). Chapter 4 of the document addresses relevant emergency response challenges related to the incident and identifies issues associated with interoperability between military and civilian disciplines, calling for an accelerated timeline for compliance with the Installation Emergency Management program (which includes directing the Services to attain full interoperability under the NIMS.) The report also includes a recommendation for a policy that provides implementation guidance for Enhanced 9-1-1 services. (A video of the press conference is available at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/291372-2.) Go to Protecting the Force: Lessons learned from Fort Hood.