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DHS/FEMA/PIA-053 Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) owns and operates the Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS). FIMA uses EDRMS for document management and record management. FIMA also uses EDRMS for conversion of paper documents to an electronic format in compliance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) management of Federal records guidance and regulations, and Executive Directives. EDRMS is used as central storage of FIMA documents that are electronically scanned and that are not stored in other FIMA information technology (IT) systems.

DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2018 Preparedness Grants

As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen today announced final allocations of $345 million for six Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs.

Snapshot: S&T Supports Radiation Preparedness

RadResponder builds capabilities for state and local response and connects them with federal assets from FEMA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE).

DHS/FEMA/PIA-052 Grants Management Modernization (GMM)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Management Modernization (GMM) program owns and operates the GMM Streamlined Platform for Agile Release and Transformation Acceleration (SPARTA) system. Through the development and deployment of the GMM SPARTA system, GMM seeks to streamline grants management across the Agency’s 40-plus grant programs through a user-centered, business-driven approach. The GMM SPARTA system will consolidate the functionalities of FEMA’s ten legacy IT systems (listed in Appendix C) into a single grants management IT platform.

Conversation with the Andy Neal, Chief Actuary of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program

FEMA’s own Andy Neal (and team) from the National Flood Insurance Program, was chosen as one of the 27 finalists for the Management Excellence Category of the Samuel J Heyman Service to America Medal – the “Sammie”. On this episode of the FEMA Podcast we talk with Andy Neal about the process of diversifying the NFIP’s risk through reinsurance, and what the Sammie Nomination has meant for his program.

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

How FEMA’s Focus is Shifting

FEMA Administrator Brock Long gives listeners insight into FEMA’s mission, vision and the role of emergency management.  Administrator Long also talks about his first 8 months on the job, FEMA’s large-scale response to the historic 2017 hurricane season and FEMA’s strategic goals to more effectively serve the American public before, during and after a disaster.

DHS/FEMA/PIA-051 FEMA Physical Access Control Systems (PACS)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Office of the Chief Security Officer (OSCO) owns and operates the Physical Access Control System (PACS). PACS supports a range of functions related to managing physical access by individuals to FEMA facilities. PACS allows authorized security personnel to simultaneously manage and monitor multiple entry points from a single, centralized location.

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