The Vacation Lane Group (VLG) is
a nonprofit Virginia corporation dedicated to operating in the context
of a democratic society to assist in organizing and expanding knowledge
of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Since October 1 1999,
the VLG has engaged in a variety of projects and references are available
William R. (Bill) Cumming is the President and Chief Executive Officer
The Vacation Lane Group.
Emergency Management is the organization of the governmental
and non-governmental organizational response at the national level (federal,
state, and local) to unexpected events that threaten public health and
safety and property, and the civil sector preparedness, mitigation,
response and recovery to and from those events.
Homeland Security is the prevention of terrorist acts,
the reduction in the consequences of those events on people and property,
and the response and recovery from those terrorist events. The VLG is
not, however, directly involved in assisting in the prevention of terrorist
acts or law enforcement.
VLG is concerned with the effective and efficient integration of
technical advice (scientific, engineering, legal) for decision-makers
during the crisis management and consequence management phases
of terrorist events and assisting in the effective coordination of the
response of civil organizations to unexpected events. In addition,
civil-military relationships that occur during large-scale unexpected
events are also the subject of VLG analysis and reports and assistance.