On a call today with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf introduced seven new members to the group of top industry leaders. In one of the largest HSAC member attended meetings in recent years, the group discussed a range of homeland security issues.
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
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement regarding the release of FEMA’s 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report.
DHS 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.
On May 1, the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen served as the principal federal official for domestic incident management, leading a national hurricane preparedness and response exercise for Cabinet members and senior administration officials hosted by the White House National Security Council. The National Level Exercise (NLE) 2018 brings together more than 250 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, private industry, and non-governmental and community organizations to test their emergency response to a simulated major incident. The NLE 2018 scenario involves a hurricane that makes landfall in the Mid-Atlantic region near Hampton Roads, VA.