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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Visits National Hurricane Center in Miami

Ahead of the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1st, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for an operational briefing regarding the 2018 hurricane season. Secretary Nielsen was joined by National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long.

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet field hearing titled “Hawaii False Missile Alert: What Happened and What Should We Do Next?”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Continuity Programs Directorate Office of Continuity Communications Director Antwane Johnson addresses the importance of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), how the system was used during the events of January 13, 2018, and the steps FEMA is  taking to improve the system.

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