The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise yesterday with local law enforcement and first responders to review and test plans to respond to a public safety emergency FedExField. Exercise participants discussed security measures in place at the stadium, employee training, evacuation and traffic management plans, and public messaging during and after a potential incident. Today’s exercise was not in a response to any specific threat, but was part of an ongoing collaborative relationship between CISA and the Redskins to keep fans in and around the stadium safe.
When disasters and flu outbreaks strike communities, hospitals; emergency responders; and other city, state, and federal response agencies need to know what resources are available to accommodate a potentially large influx of injured or ill patients. Until now, emergency planners have lacked reliable tools to help them manage their resources for specific disasters or disease outbreaks.
A new method is helping communities clear a difficult disaster planning hurdle: integrating all the plans they have – such as those for transportation, parks, economic development, hazard mitigation, emergency management and comprehensive land use – so that the plans work together to reduce vulnerabilities to hazards.
DHS S&T's Web-based HURREVAC platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
Andre Hentz, S&T Deputy Under Secretary and Robert Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be presenting at SXSW on “Building Resilient Cities,” with former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley and Rachel Horn from the Consumer Technology Association.
DHS S&T and FEMA awarded funding to the not-for-profit National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health to deliver free, lifesaving trauma training to high school age students.
This test report summarizes the findings from JRII conducted at WDTC, U.S. Army DPG, Utah, from August 2015 through September 2016
View presentations from past 2018 DHS chemical sector security events.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement regarding the release of FEMA’s 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with Azimuth1, LLC to develop QuickRoute, a routing system for emergency vehicles that accounts for all of these challenges: inclement weather, road conditions, vehicle characteristics and department-level protocols for handling vehicle usage. The technology will ensure emergency vehicles have priority traffic in all areas of travel while responding to a call.