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Setting the standard for combating the global threat: are we really prepared?(IJOCC Conference)

This year's International Joint Operations Command Conference (IJOCC) 2004 will seek to improve operational response to major incidents, and following last year's landmark conference, will look to develop international links to counter global threats, gathering together global experts in the areas of incident command and counter terrorism.

With the increased threat of global terrorism, there is now a need more than ever to have a global system of command and emergency management.

How can the world's emergency services and governments work more closely to develop relationships and unified responses to terrorism and natural disasters?

The US Department of Homeland Security has approved the National Incident Management System as America's first standardised management plan that creates a unified structure for federal, state and local lines of government incident management. …

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