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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.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits Puerto Rico to Support Recovery Efforts

Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Puerto Rico to discuss Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. Secretary Nielsen was joined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. Secretaries Nielsen and Carson met with Governor Ricardo Rosselló, local mayors, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees.

Federal Emergency Management Agency's Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division Field Deployment Team receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The team was honored for providing exceptional outcome-focused analytics to support individual assistance decision making the the field during the response for Hurricane Matthew and 2016 flooding in Louisiana. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

The Secretary’s Unit Award 2017

Federal Emergency Management Agency's Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division Field Deployment Team receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration Reinsurance Team receive the Secretary's Award for Excellence at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The team was honored for their ingenuity and teamwork in creating and implementing an unprecedented program to purchase reinsurance for the National Flood Insurance Program, resulting in an additional $1 billion available to the Department for paying the survivor

The Secretary’s Award for Excellence 2017

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration Reinsurance Team receive the Secretary's Award for Excellence at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov.

Hurricane Maria Update

One and a half months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico nearing category 5 strength, the government of Puerto Rico, FEMA and its federal partners have been making progress in one of the nation’s most logistically complex responses in history.

Expedited FEMA Funding Supports Recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided more than $41 million in expedited funding to support efforts by the Virgin Islands government to clean up storm-related debris, restore power, and protect residents during and after hurricanes Irma and Maria

Acting Secretary Elaine Duke

Hurricane Thank You

This year’s hurricane season has tested our nation.  It has tested the endurance of our first responders.  It has tested the capacity of government at all levels to respond.  It has tested the faith of survivors who have lost everything.

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