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Department of Homeland Security Podcasts
Office of Emergency Communications: Interview with Kevin McGinnis, SAFECOM Executive Committee Vice Chair
May 18, 2010 - Kevin McGinnis serves as the Vice Chair of the SAFECOM Executive Committee. In this podcast, he discusses interoperable communications in depth, including broadband, regionalization, and the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP).
Travelcast: Proof of Identity
May 11, 2010 - Customs and Border Protection informs travelers entering the U.S. of acceptable proofs of identification.
Science & Technology Bloggers' Roundtable on Laser Decontamination
May 5, 2010 – A release of toxic chemicals or gas can contaminate buildings and infrastructure, posing a significant decontamination challenge. The Department of Homeland Security is working with the Idaho National Laboratory to investigate the use of lasers as a safe and efficient decontamination solution. Presenters include Dr. Donald Bansleben, Program Manager for the Department Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate Chemical and Biological Division, and Dr. Robert Fox, Chemical Research Scientist of Idaho National Laboratory. Read more about Laser Decontamination.
Secretary Napolitano and Mexican Interior Secretary Gómez-Mont's Discussion at Brookings Institution
May 4, 2010 - Secretary Janet Napolitano joined Mexican Interior Secretary Fernando Gómez-Mont at the Brookings Institution to deliver remarks on the ongoing and groundbreaking ways that the United States and Mexico are working together to make the Southwest border region more secure and prosperous.
Office of Emergency Communications: Communications Unit Leader
April 9, 2010 - Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Director Chris Essid discusses OEC’s Communications Unit Leader (COMLs) training course. COMLs govern over communications during emergency situations, ensuring responders are able to communicate. Fire Chief Charles Werner (Charlottesville, Virginia) and Deputy Chief of Police Eddie Reyes (Alexandria, Virginia) describe the impact of the course in emergency response situations.
Office of Emergency Communications: Partnerships
April 9, 2010 - The success of emergency communications is largely dependent on the partnerships it is built upon. Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Director Chris Essid speaks with emergency responders about the importance of building relationships with other disciplines across federal, state, local and tribal government.
National Emergency Communications Plan Update: Questions and Answers from Chris Essid
April 9, 2010 - Chris Essid, Director of the Office of Emergency Communications dicusses the National Emergency Communications Plan update that's currently underway.
Science & Technology Bloggers' Roundtable on SportEvac
March 16, 2010 - If a calamity were to strike a packed stadium, tens of thousands would need to be evacuated—quickly and safely. Now, an innovative software program uses realistic avatars to simulate how tens of thousands of fans would react, allowing security teams to conduct a virtual dress rehearsal of The Big One. Speakers include Michael Matthews, Program Manager of the South East Region Research Initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Louis Marciani, Director of the National Center for Sports Safety and Security. Read more about SportEvac.
Secretary Janet Napolitano, Employee Town Hall
December 15, 2009 - Secretary Napolitano highlights the Department's major accomplishments in 2009.
Secretary Janet Napolitano, IED-Symposium Speech
December 1, 2009 - Secretary Napolitano delivered remarks at the Interagency Council For Applied Homeland Security Technology's Counter-IED Symposium.
Science & Technology Bloggers' Roundtable on the Levee PLUG
November 17, 2009 - Will Laska with the Department's Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) has sought out innovative technologies from industry, academia, and government to develop a levee plug. Read more about the Levee PLUG.
Assistant Secretary of Policy, David Heyman, Pen-and-Pad
August 26, 2009 - David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy, sat down for a pen-and-pad session with reporters to answer questions and discuss preparedness and business contingency planning for H1N1. The following podcast includes the complete audio from the session.