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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is supporting  the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and its vision of a prepared and resilient nation.  DHS S&T will partner with key stakeholders for FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 exercise which simulates the response and recovery to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. The Shaken Fury exercise will take place May 29 to June 7, 2019 near Memphis, Tennessee.

2018 North Dakota LTTX Photos

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with North Dakota University System (NDUS) and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), convened a pilot Leadership Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (LTTX) on Feb. 7, 2018, in Bismarck, North Dakota.

S&T CUSEC Partnership Promotes Community Resilience Fact Sheet

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) have partnered to develop nationally deployable decision support tools that create, enhance, and report out on the data and make it available to state and local EMs to manage operations, allocate resources, and mitigate hazards.

SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants

The FY 2016 SAFECOM Guidance aligns with the updated National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). The 2014 NECP emphasizes the need to enhance the policies, governance structures, plans, and protocols that enable responders to communicate and share information under all circumstances. It aims to maximize the use of all communications capabilities available to public safety officials—voice, video, and data—and to ensure the security of data and information exchange. To accomplish this, grantees must engage the whole community in preparedness activities. Similarly, the FY 2016 SAFECOM Guidance addresses the rapidly evolving emergency communications ecosystem and encourages grantees to support the concepts and recommendations within the 2014 NECP.

Preparing for the Storm

June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season. For emergency managers and state and local decision makers, particularly along our coastlines, this season that runs through November 30 can bring many challenges. One of those challenges is when to order evacuations when a storm is moving in.


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