The U.S. Senate confirmed Pete Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf visited the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to meet with leadership to discuss current situations the agencies are monitoring. Following these discussions, Acting Secretary Wolf departed for Honduras where he is participating in bilateral meetings on regional security and migration.
DHS S&T and FEMA awarded $2.3 million over a three year period to develop lifesaving trauma training for high-school-age students last year.
On Sept. 30, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan released the following message on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) leadership announcements:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Office (CBRN), supports the RadResponder program. RadResponder is a free web-based platform that standardizes how all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial disaster response organizations collect, store, use, and manage radiological data following a disaster or manmade event. RadResponder collects data at radiological sites for the purpose of analyzing the dangers of the site and to help emergency personnel determine how to mitigate the disaster’s impact and save lives. FEMA has conducted this privacy impact assessment (PIA) to cover how RadResponder collects, stores, uses, and protects users’ personally identifiable information (PII).
S&T—in collaboration with FEMA, USFA, and other key stakeholder experts—determined WUI incidents and life-saving functions as the optimal areas for S&T to explore technology innovation.
DHS S&T, FEMA and USFA are working closely with the national and international first responder community on the growing problem of fires in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
ZADD develops innovative solutions and fosters collaborations to protect the Nation’s agriculture and public health sectors against high-consequence foreign animal, emerging, and zoonotic disease threats.
START advances science-based knowledge about the causes and consequences of terrorism, and the effectiveness and consequences of responses to terrorism.
CVADA creates enduring technologies to analyze large quantities of information in support of real-time decision making across the homeland security enterprise.