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Digital Volunteer Program Guide Fact Sheet

When a disaster strikes and response systems become stressed, affected agencies can work with trusted volunteers to provide social media and digital surge support. To support agencies that are looking to launch and maximize the benefits of a digital volunteer program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed a Digital Volunteer Program Guide (Guide). The Guide provides step-by-step guidance on developing a digital volunteer program to comprehensively plan for and integrate digital volunteers into routine social media emergency management (SMEM) operations.

DHS S&T will be at APCO

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will attend the APCO 2018 Annual Conference and Expo August 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our program managers will showcase some of the latest technology helping public safety overcome cybersecurity threats and analyze large amounts of data. If you’ll be at the conference, stop by booth #1149 to meet with our experts, or attend one of our panel sessions.

News Release: S&T Partners with New Smart City Innovators

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its research and development partners today selected 13 U.S. and international companies to develop smart cities technologies to assist public safety.

SLTT Governance Guide Working Group: Meeting 3

On May 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) hosted the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials Governance Guide Working Group in preparation for updating the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (the Governance Guide). During the meeting, working group members began the process of conducting an in-depth review and revision process of the 2015 guide.

Release of FY 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants

On behalf of the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants (SAFECOM Guidance).  This document is updated annually to provide current information on emergency communications policies, eligible costs, best practices, and technical standards for state, local, tribal, and territorial grantees investing federal funds in emergency communications projects.

OEC at IWCE: Day Five

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is the leading event for communications technology, bringing over 7,000 industry professionals all in one place.  The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Science and Technology (S&T) at Exhibit Hall this week in Booth #3345.  Additionally, on March 12, 2018, OEC is partnering with its public safety partners in two sessions.

OEC at IWCE: Day Three

Author: Ken Bradley, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of External Affairs

International Wireless Communications Expo

OEC at IWCE: Day Two

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is the leading event for communications technology, bringing over 7,000 industry professionals all in one place. 

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