The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of Response and Recovery (ORR), Individual Assistance (IA) Division will manage the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Equity Analysis project. The purpose of this project is to collect and analyze information from FEMA applicants to ensure the equitable and impartial distribution of supplies, processing of applications, and performance of other relief and assistance activities, in accordance with section 308(a) of the Stafford Act, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status.
Developments in wireless networks enable evolving applications for general and DHS mission focused technologies. DHS operators can reference 4G and 5G enabled use cases to understand capabilities that are currently or soon to be available and use projections of 6G use cases to plan for the coming decade.
A proactive focus on emerging opportunities and threats associated with 6G development and deployment can enable DHS to prepare the homeland security enterprise to safely transition to the next generation of connectivity.
The evolution of information and communications technology (ICT) will continue to enable increasing levels of interconnected and digitized operations within the homeland security enterprise.
Technical advancements that emerged in the transition from 4G to 5G include decreased latency, improved reliability, and expanded capacity, all of which will support new connected capabilities across the homeland security enterprise.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of Response and Recovery (ORR), Individual Assistance (IA) Division provides FEMA-administered Disaster Case Management pursuant to Section 426 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5189d (Stafford Act). Through FEMA-administered Disaster Case Management (DCM), FEMA supplements existing services provided by state and local organizations following a disaster to adequately meet the disaster-caused unmet needs of survivors.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program is a United States (U.S.) government program initiated in January 2019 pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under MPP, the United States returns certain citizens and non-Mexican nationals to Mexico while their U.S. removal proceedings are pending. The MPP Case Request System provides an avenue for individuals to initiate a review of their enrollment in MPP if they believe they should not be included in the program.
DHS/OBIM/PIA-005 Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)-National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) Data Transfer
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), through the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), which will be replaced with the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System (HART), is the Congressionally designated lead provider of biometric identity services for the Department. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life. DHS and NIST, in support of efforts to increase the accuracy of OBIM’s biometric matching, entered into an Interagency Agreement (IAA or Agreement) for research, development, testing, and evaluation activities.