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Chad Wolf Confirmed as Under Secretary of Homeland Security Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans

Today the United States Senate confirmed Chad F. Wolf to become the Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY) with a bipartisan vote of 54-41.  President Donald J. Trump nominated Wolf to the position in February 2019.  Under Secretary Wolf has served at the Department in various senior leadership positions since its inception and he brings more than 20 years of experience in the government and private sector to the position.

S&T CRC Fact Sheet

The CRC conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of people, infrastructure, economies, and the natural environment from the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and hurricanes.

S&T CIRI Fact Sheet

From natural disasters to deliberate attacks by hostile entities, critical infrastructure systems face a myriad of challenges. CIRI’s interdisciplinary team delivers tools, technologies, and solutions to the businesses and public entities that own and operate critical systems.

S&T CAOE Fact Sheet

CAOE develops and applies advanced analytical tools and technologies to enhance planning and real-time decision-making in homeland security operations.

NCSWIC PTE Committee In-Person Meeting

The NCSWIC PTE Committee met in Boise, Idaho, for two days (April 9-10, 2019) to discuss the COMM-X Portal, exercises-in-a-box templates, and outreach products. Participants also toured the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

CISA Engagement at 2019 USET Impact Week

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was invited to share information about the importance of the recently released Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (SLTT Governance Guide) during the United South Eastern Tribes (USET) Impact Week.

eNIFOG Mobile App

The National Interoperable Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) is now available as the eNIFOG mobile app on Apple® iOS™ and Google® Android™ devices. The NIFOG is a technical reference for emergency communications planning and for technicians responsible for radios that will be used in disaster response. It includes rules and regulations for use of nationwide and other interoperability channels, tables of frequencies and standard channel names, and other reference material

Training and Exercises

Implementing effective training and exercise programs to practice communications interoperability is essential for ensuring that the technology works and responders are able to effectively communicate during emergencies.

Planning

In addition to the five elements of the Interoperability Continuum, planning is a major factor for interoperable communications. The documents in this section include resources about the 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan, education and outreach programs, and maintaining awareness of the specific issues and barriers that affect interoperability communications.

Resources

Through collaboration with emergency responders and policy makers across all levels of government, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) work to improve multi-jurisdictional and intergovernmental communications interoperability.

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