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Release of FY 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants

On behalf of the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants (SAFECOM Guidance).  This document is updated annually to provide current information on emergency communications policies, eligible costs, best practices, and technical standards for state, local, tribal, and territorial grantees investing federal funds in emergency communications projects.

Cyber Storm V: Testing the Nation’s Ability to Respond to Significant Cyber Incidents

Cyber threats to critical infrastructure remain one of our Nation’s most serious security and economic sustainability challenges. With over 80 percent of critical infrastructure owned by the private sector, and with millions of cyber-dependent equities owned by individuals or federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) entities and agencies, securing cyberspace must be achieved collaboratively. Exercises are critical to testing this coordination, and more importantly, to building and maintaining strong relationships among the cyber incident response community.

State Of The Union: Cabinet In Your Community

Over the last decade, we have become a stronger, safer, and more secure nation. The Department of Homeland Security continues to make our nation and communities more resilient, not only to terrorist and violent extremist attacks, but also to threats and disasters of all kinds, while safeguarding the fundamental rights of all Americans.

Here’s How the Federal Government is Working with Local Communities to Create Change, in One Map:

OMB Place MapSummary: Get the facts and data behind the programs the Obama administration has put in place in partnership with the communities they intend to serve, all across the country. As the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, it’s my job to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the President’s priorities across the Administration. You might call us the nerve center where goals become initiatives, and initiatives become programs at work on the ground in local communities and states across the country.

Photo of the Week

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security joined the Los Angeles Dodgers to celebrate Cuban Heritage DayDeputy Secretary of Homeland Security joined the Los Angeles Dodgers to celebrate Cuban Heritage Day on Sunday at the Dodgers Stadium, where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Born in Havana, Mayorkas and his family fled Cuba as political refugees, eventually resettling in Los Angeles.

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