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Snapshot: Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard helps cities

This planning tool enables communities to effectively reduce their vulnerabilities to hazards across their network of plans – including transportation, parks, economic development, hazard mitigation, emergency management and comprehensive land use

S&T SCITI Labs: Autonomous Platforms Fact Sheet

Emergencies can happen anywhere, which is why public safety personnel are trained for search and rescue operations in a variety of environments. Some of the environments are difficult, and conditions can endanger responders and those they aim to rescue. For this reason, one of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Smart City IoT Innovation (SCITI - pronounced ‘CITY’) Labs initiative’s focus areas is autonomous platforms (AxPs) for search and rescue operations. The other two focuses include investigating building sensor suites and an on-body communications hub.

S&T Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard

A new method is helping communities clear a difficult disaster planning hurdle: integrating all the plans they have – such as those for transportation, parks, economic development, hazard mitigation, emergency management and comprehensive land use – so that the plans work together to reduce vulnerabilities to hazards.

Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs) by Department

Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs) are those functions that need to be continuous or resumed within 12 hours after an event and maintained for up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed. PMEFs are validated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Community Coordinator.

S&T will be at SXSW 2019

Andre Hentz, S&T Deputy Under Secretary and Robert Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be presenting at SXSW on “Building Resilient Cities,” with former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley and Rachel Horn from the Consumer Technology Association.

DHS Convenes Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education in Fort Myers, Florida.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Campus Resilience (CR) Program, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), convened the fourth Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) on February 25, 2019, at Florida SouthWestern State College.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Campus Resilience (CR) Program, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), convened the fourth Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) on February 25, 2019, at Florida SouthWestern State College.

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