Discuss the technical skills required to have a CSIRT response team consisting of employees with other job duties.

 Search “scholar.google.com” or your textbook. Discuss the technical skills required to have a CSIRT response team consisting of employees with other job duties (i.e., not a full-time CSIRT job category)? Why or why not? What factors will influence their decision?  

Identify and discuss 2-3 issues, challenges, and/or trends within the transportation and logistics field.

Please answer original forum with a minimum of 250 words 
respond to both students on separate pages with a minimum of 100 words each 
please follow directions or i or I will dispute 

Original Forum

This week you will identify and discuss 2-3 issues, challenges, and/or trends within the transportation and logistics field. You will have to conduct online research to determine the issues, challenges, and trends that have emerged over the past 1-2 years. Discuss the issue, challenge, or trend in detail to include how it emerged, what are possible solutions, and how you see it impacting the future of TLM.  Discuss in detail and provide sources to support your thoughts, insights, ideas, and statements. 
Complete this Forum by providing an update on your project. What progress have you made? What “bells and whistles” will you include in the project (images, charts, graphs, etc.)? 

Student Responses

Teresa

Greetings Classmates!
CHALLENGES:
Positive Train Control (PTC) is an rising issue within the transport community. In a study conducted by the Federal Rail Road Administration, it was reported that “over 70 percent of fatal crashes in 2017 occurred at [rail] grade crossing with gates” (Flemming, 2018, GAO.gov) There are two types of rail road crossings. They are Active and Passive. Active passings requires signs and warning lights/sirens while passive crossing only require only signage. Most accidents occur at the passive crossings. To install warning signs/alerts it can cost anywhere between $80K -$300K since it’s $40 per sq feet. 
TRENDS:
Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Texas take the lead in driver behavior issues. Some of the common reasons why are: driver distractions i.e cell phones, GPS, or makeup. Drivers also have a tendency to have bad perception of distance and speed due to the size of the train and try to out run them. At rail crossings without much activity, drivers tend to assume there is never a train so they do not look before crossing. Furthermore, rail road tracks are consider private property and any crossing or walking on other than at the crossings is considered trespassing. Most of the trends you would think are common sense yet 500 people are killed annual by trains…not sure if it includes suicide numbers
Solutions:
After reading several articles, it sounds like it boils down to a funding issue. Not sure if states are not applying for grants for economic development or using interest free capital improvement loans. Most accidents occur at passive rail and low activity crossings that require the very minimal signage. The only way I can see in minimizing this number is to increase signs/alerts. My disclaimer upfront, “No grants or funding have been given for this idea and I’m copyrighting it now ????”  Use the same material that traffic barriers are made from to make signage, the wording would be made from the strong adhesive weather resist stickers, like used in RFID tagging. Fill the inside of the traffic sign barriers with water or sand to help recycle their use after a hit from an incident or if you went to H.S with some morons like I did who like to steal signs just for the fun of it, it would make it pretty hard to do. I read somewhere that states spend an average of $35K in sign replacements from accidents etc. For the warning light flashes, use the $30 FAA runway solar flashers lights at the crossing, their cheaper and run on solar power. According, to the Government Office of Accountability states have until December 2018 to make improvements or request for extension. From what little I seen… they may want to start preparing a budget for a TDY Audit team…
As for my paper, all is well. I found some data images that will depict where the challenges are in some of the technology innovations in TLM. Have a great weekend!
~Teresa
Reference:
Flemming/ U.S. Government Accountability Office, S. (2018, August 13). Grade-Crossing Safety: DOT Should Evaluate Whether Program Provides States Flexibility to Address Ongoing Challenges (GAO-19-80). Retrieved from https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-80

Tiffany

Hello Class,
One emerging trend that occurs within the transportation and logistics is the fact that the use of technology innovation has supported optimization and visibility (McGuigan, 2017). Within this field, change never stops, and shippers are now compelled to enhance the capabilities and functionality of the way they manage transport. Particularly, now they desire to have real-time visibility of the shipments as well as their reporting. As a result, some have established regional control towers to enable them to achieve visibility that supports many operations such as optimizing the network or efficient procurement amongst others.
            The growth patterns of markets are also changing which is both a trend and opportunity in the realm of transport and logistics. The growth is no longer an issue of exports that emanate from Asia to North America or Europe (Damco, 2017). Instead, there are many other markets which make it more unstable, impulsive and disjointed. Therefore, players in the field have to adopt mechanisms that allow them to fulfill the market demands.  It occurs even under the idea that economic growth and populations are increasingly happening in large metropolitan areas that would require seamless and quick transportation and logistics management.
            Another issue that has emerged in this sector is that of compliance with the national and international laws. In most nations, some legislation prohibits bribery and corruption that affects the standard supply chains (Damco, 2017). Multinational corporations now do not ask that facilitation payments are made when they seek to export their commodities to other nations. Therefore, firms engaged in offering these services must ensure that their operations are transparent and meet the tenets of accountability.
References
Damco, H., N. (2017). ’12 Trends that are Shaping the Future of Logistics.’ Supply Chain. Retrieved from https://www.supplychaindigital.com/logistics/12-trends-are-shaping-future-logistics on November 7, 2018.
McGuigan, F. (March 16, 2017).’ Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges.’ Logistics Viewpoints.  Retrieved from https://logisticsviewpoints.com/2017/03/16/supply-chain-2017-important-transportation-trends-and-challenges/ on November 7, 2017

What public relations efforts are in place to help promote organizational efforts toward social responsibility/sustainability?

Select an organization that has a known interest in social responsibility and/or sustainability.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following questions:

Why did you select this organization?
Why do you think this organization is socially responsible and/or interested in sustainability?
How does the organization actively demonstrate these principles?
What public relations efforts are in place to help promote organizational efforts toward social responsibility/sustainability?

Use specific examples from the organization’s websites, advertisements, or social media to illustrate your points.
Include two references with your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Describe how an HIM practitioner might serve as a clinical quality assessment resource and a team member.

 
In a minimum of 200 words, describe how an HIM practitioner might serve as a clinical quality assessment resource and a team member.
2.         Provide three examples of improper documentation in health records and describe the impact of each as it pertains to patient safety.
3.         The definition of risk in the healthcare setting has recently been broadened as a result of patient safety and medical errors entering the healthcare lexicon. How has the traditional practice of risk management in the hospital setting been changed by the increased attention to patient safety?
4.         In a minimum of 200 words, describe how the transition to an electronic health record has impacted patient safety and quality patient care.

Describe the nature of cultural interaction and trade in ONE of the following regions:

 
Please answer the following question in a 3-4page essay (double spaced). The essay must start with a clear thesis statement, be well organized, spell-checked and edited for correct grammar. You will lose points for poor writing and organization.
Question: Describe the nature of cultural interaction and trade in ONE of the following regions:
The Silk Roads connecting China, India and Central Asia
The Indian Ocean connecting India, Southeast Asia, and China
Northeast Asia between China, Korea, and Japan
Your answer should include discussion of ALL THREE of these topics: (1) How the interaction took place, ie, through trade, pilgrimage, religious missionaries, state emissaries, merchant communities, individual travelers, official adoption of foreign ideas, products or institutions. (2) What was transmitted, traded, borrowed, adopted, exchanged, ie, religious ideas, ethical values, art, writing, architecture, social customs, law, technology, goods etc). (3) What effects the interaction had on the civilizations that participated in it and why the interaction was important. Your answer MUSTinclude specific historical examples from the course readings and lectures.
In addition to the readings we have discussed in class, you may use the following readings that are on the electronic reserve for the class. You may also use images from the lecture powerpoint presentations in your analysis. You will lose points for failing to use examples from these class readings and images with citations (internal references are fine.)

What does it mean to be created in the image of God?

After viewing the “Presentation: What does it mean to be created in the image of God?”, please describe one reflection that you had not thought about before.  Each description should be 4–5 sentences. 

After viewing the “Presentation: Understanding Other Worldviews”, please describe one reflection that you had not thought about before.  Each description should be 4–5 sentences

After viewing the “Presentation: What is a Worldview?”, give the main idea presented and explain how it has impacted your worldview in 4–5 sentences. 

After viewing the “Presentation: What does it mean to be created in the image of God?”, give the main idea presented and explain how it has impacted your worldview in 4–5 sentences. 

After viewing the “Presentation: What is a Worldview?”, please describe one reflection that you had not thought about before.  Each description should be 4–5 sentences. 

After viewing the “Presentation: Understanding Other Worldviews”, give the main idea presented and explain how it has impacted your worldview in 4–5 sentences. 

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=8dOi2fp8Rns

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMMuigttp08

Examine the importance of wellness in society and how it influences social practices as well as your discipline of study.

Overview: For this milestone, due in Module Two, you will complete a draft of the Introduction section of your presentation. The final project represents a  significant portion of your final grade, so it is imperative that your ideas are well developed. This milestone will be submitted as a Word document. Note that 
this document, with revisions, can serve as your speaker notes for the final project submission. Milestone One provides you with an opportunity to obtain  valuable feedback from your instructor that you can incorporate into your final project submission.  
 
Prompt: The topic you select for this Milestone is the topic you will explore throughout this course. The issue is an event within that particular topic that looks at  one aspect of it. Your chosen issue will be discussed further in Milestone Two. Review the suggested list of Example Issues and Topics for the Final Project 
document. Then, based on the issues and topics presented, address the following critical elements: 
 
I. Introduction: Examine the importance of wellness in society and how it influences social practices as well as your discipline of study. To help guide your  analysis, you will explore a topic that has been discussed in this course. 
A. Analyze the importance (or lack thereof) of wellness and health in society and how it has sparked change in the everyday behavior of individuals 
or societies?  
B. Analyze how social practices and our idea of wellness have shaped each other.  
C. Analyze how wellness has influenced the everyday behavior of individuals in your discipline of study or the professional field you are interested 
in going into.   
 
Rubric 
 
Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One must be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman 
font, and one-inch margins. Support your responses with at least two sources from the assigned course resources, including your textbook and/or other 
scholarly sources located independently via the Shapiro Library. Cite your supporting sources in APA or MLA format.