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WASHINGTON – In late August, the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) hosted a four-day workshop titled, 2022 Emerging Chemical Threat Agent Workshop: An Interagency Deep Dive, bringing together over 150 experts and participants from across the federal government, state and local first responder communities, and international partners.
WASHINGTON –Acting Assistant Secretary Gary Rasicot of the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) traveled to Detroit, Michigan, to meet with local leaders from CWMD’s signature biosurveillance program, BioWatch.
Almost everything you use or touch in your daily life is intentionally designed and design extends beyond the physical objects to the services you experience.
Addressing Bomb Threats at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
In just the first few months of 2022, and throughout the course of the year, there has been a troubling uptick in bomb threats across the country, 49 of which targeted Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 19 against Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs).
To support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), increase and strengthen outreach, as a core mission of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), the USCG and OSDBU are partnering to host the first National Multiple Award Construction Contract (NMACC) Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event (VOME). We will hold the event virtually on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Tomorrow, we recognize World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an international day to raise awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking, the plight of trafficking victims, and how to better protect their rights.
Sun safety is always in season, no matter the weather. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays reflect off surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow and can reach you on cloudy and cool days. It is important to protect your skin from excess sun exposure year round to prevent sunburn, premature skin aging, eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers.
“Customer experience” describes what happens when people or organizations interact with government services. If we focus on the goals of the person as they with our services, it’s easy to to improve the experience they have.
Executive Director E. Darlene Bullock, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Announces Second Large Business Prime Contractor-Small Business Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event
To support Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government, and the core mission of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) of maximizing prime and subcontracting opportunities for small businesses, the OSDBU is hosting its next virtual Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event (VOME) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 focusing on small businesses with socioeconomic status (HUBZone, Women-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, and Small Disadvantaged Businesses).