Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Blue Cell Intel Summary Vol. 3 Issue 1

2013 is officially underway. The Blue Cell, LLC would like to start the first issue of our 3rd volume of The Blue Cell Intel Summary by welcoming Ashley Cox to our staff. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Idaho, where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Crime and Justice Studies. She also holds a Certificate in Homeland Defense from The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Master degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, School of Public Affairs.  In addition to her strong educational background, Ashley has previous work experience at the federal , state, and county levels in both the criminal justice and emergency management fields. On a personal note, she was an accomplished soccer player at the collegiate level, Division I. 

Ashley will be assigned to The Blue Cells Contract and Acquisitions element focusing on client contracting in support of our Texas based Consulting Services. In addition to client contracting, like all Blue Cell personnel, Ashley will be supporting efforts in the Blue Cell’s training, exercise and deployment services activities.

We are particularly excited about Ashley coming on board and the specific expansion of our contractual relationship with the University of Nebraska’s public policy center. Signed in July of 2012, the purpose of the collaboration with UNL is to deliver effective planning and consulting service that combines the real world planning experience of The Blue Cell with the appropriate academic and intellectual foundation in policy to institutions, agencies and governments across the United States.

All too often in this newly emerging vocation that we call Emergency Management, the adherence to the rule of law or policy is ignored or not fully comprehended due to a variety of motivations or simple ignorance.  There are countless examples from major incidents in the past decade that illustrate this. The goal of this effort is to assist jurisdictions in the preparedness phase (consulting and planning) to be more effectively and efficient in the response phase.

Ashley will be working out of the Denver metro area and can be reached via email: ashleycox@thebluecell.com or by phone 1-800-866-0840 extension 3