O we continue to plan for the last disaster?

This is a position paper. I would say yes on the topic. Double spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 point font times new roman, citations and bibliography should be from the international journal of mass emergencies and disasters or other scientific journals. To help write this paper think of: Do officials and emergency management professionals tend to over react to the most recent disaster? Should we be focused more on potential threats rather than spend our time closing the barn door? Should we throw resources at the known threats and fill the gaps identified by the most recent events? Where are resources better utilized? Is Emergency Management a reactive or proactive profession?