The HSI's case studies are the foundation for all of the seminars. The lessons learned in past emergencies set up the ground work for the future response. These case studies serve as a large benefit to the organization by providing thorough insight to the past and the causing factors of past emergencies. The HSI works with many subject matter experts to contract out these case studies.
Colonial Ransomware Pipeline
"In the 2010's, ransomware exploded as a threat to corporations, government agencies, hospitals, schools and other organizations nationwide. With growing frequency, criminal hackers gained access to workplace computer networks, introduced pernicious code that shut them down and demanded a ransom."
Protest or Insurrection? Part 1
"The leadership of the US Capitol Police (USCP), the agency directly charged with protecting the Capitol complex, members of Congress and their staff felt confident it could handle that day's scheduled rally."
Protest or Insurrection? Part 2
"Even before Trump stopped speaking, groups of his followers had made their way to the US Capitol and broken through perimeter fencing. Over the next few hours, thousands followed, emboldened by early success in overwhelming USCP officers on duty."
PRNG & Hurricane Maria Part 2
"A catastrophic event for Puerto Rico (as well as many of its Caribbean neighbors), Maria's winds, rain, and storm surge caused unprecedented damage and suffering. Taking the lives of almost 3,000 Puerto Ricans, the hurricane ranked as one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern American history."
"Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane before hitting the Texas coast near Rockport on August 25. The storm brought torrential rainfall, with some areas receiving over 50 inches of rain. The catastrophic flooding resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of people and caused significant damage to homes, infrastructure, and businesses."
NG & the Baltimore Riots
"After Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, National Guard troops were deployed to various locations in Baltimore. They provided protection of critical infrastructure, established security and provided immediate response to ongoing incident violence."
NG & Ebola in Liberia
"In 2014, when the outbreak reached West Africa and posed a potential threat to global public health, the National Guard provided vital assistance by deploying personnel, resources, and expertise to help contain the outbreak. One significant contribution was the deployment of specially trained medical personnel, including doctors, nurses, and medical technicians, who were equipped to handle an outbreak of this veracity"
Boston Marathon Bombing
"More than 400 Guard members were on state active duty for the Marathon on Monday, April 15. Bussed in early that morning from armories located across the state, the vast majority of them were stationed at intervals along the route, tasked with supporting local law enforcement in crowd control, managing car traffic, and ensuring that the course was kept clear for the runners."
"Sandy originated in the Caribbean Sea and gradually intensified as it moved northward. It made landfall in southern New Jersey on October 29, causing strong winds, heavy rainfall, and a powerful storm surge along the coast. The storm surge coupled with high tides caused coastal communities to be inundated and cities to be overtaken by extensive flooding."
Triple Catastrophe Japan
"Just after 2:45pm on Friday March 11, 2011, inhabitants of northeastern Honshu - Japans largest island and home to Tokyo, the country's densely populated capital - felt the ground shake violently beneath them. Although the Japanese were accustomed to powerful tremors, this one struck with frightening intensity."
"Early in the morning on August 3, 2010, six members of the Illinois Air National Guard climbed into a C-130H “Hercules” aircraft and took off from Bagram Airfield, a large U.S. military base just north of Kabul. Since deploying to Afghanistan earlier in the year, the crew had transported supplies to and conducted other support missions for U.S. combat units in the NATO-led war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Now, they were flying to Pakistan to deliver 6,000 halal meals to victims of recent flooding."
Deepwater Horizon Part 2
"As they worked to bring greater cohesion to the Deepwater Horizon response, National Incident Commander
Thad Allen and his two top advisors – Rear Admiral Peter Neffenger and Juliette Kayyem, Assistant Secretary for
Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – expended considerable energy trying
to coordinate the vast federal interagency."
North Dakota Floods Part 2
"From March 17-28, 2009, North Dakota experienced some of the worst flooding in state history, prompting an extensive response from the National Guard and a range of federal, state, and local responders. The floods spanned the state, forcing the evacuation of several communities in western North Dakota and threatening the capital city, Bismarck, in central North Dakota, which had not previously flooded since 1952."