July 2021 RMD News Flash Solicitation (submissions due July 27, 2021)

Risk Management Directorate Staff/Colleagues/Partners –

On behalf of Vince Brown, this email serves as a request for articles to include in the July RMD National News Flash, to be published on Tuesday July 27th, 2021. 

As a reminder, due to growing interest in our monthly News Flash and a desire to share and repurpose content for external audiences, the News Flash is now subject to External Affairs concurrence.

Please provide any topics and program updates that you wish to share with the broader Risk Management audience, and please follow the guidelines below for article submission. Additionally, if you know of any upcoming events you wish to be highlighted, please include them. For example, we would love to feature RMD accomplishments, achievements, best practices, and lessons learned as they relate to: Summer Extreme Heat Preparedness and Safety, and Back to School – Children & Youth Preparedness in August.

For the News Flash, deadlines and requirements are as follows:


  • Please submit articles and/or event information for the July News Flash no later than Monday July 12th, 2021.
    • Note that, due to a significant increase in monthly submissions, articles sent after the July 12th deadline may be added to next month’s queue.
  • Articles can be submitted to Vincent Brown (Vincent.brown@fema.dhs.gov) and copying Madison Ryon (mryon@hwcinc.com) with the subject line July RMD News Flash_[Article Title]_[RMD or FIMA Branch].


  • Please ensure your articles are 2-3 paragraphs in length, focused on key takeaways or “soundbites,” and contain all necessary links to additional content or resources as needed.
  • Please include a creative title to capture the attention of readers.
  • Please include the author’s name and email address.
  • Please include a picture as a separate jpg/png and a brief caption with your article submission as needed. Please try and identify any people in the photo for the caption.
  • Please ensure that all definable acronyms are spelled out at first use.
  • Please be aware that due to the current number of articles the News Flash receives your article may be published in the next issue. If this happens, you will be notified by a member of the News Flash team.

Managing Communications

To add, remove, or update email addresses or to receive communications related to the News Flash, including topic solicitation emails, please contact Vincent Brown (Vincent.brown@fema.dhs.gov) copying Madison Ryon (mryon@hwcinc.com). If you are receiving this email, you are already on this distribution list. 

  • To manage your e-mail subscription to the RMD National News Flash, including being added to the distribution list, please visit the GovDelivery site here.

Best regards,
– Vincent Brown

Vincent J. Brown
Senior Program Specialist | Data & Communications Branch
Risk Management Directorate | Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration |Resilience
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