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Congressional Budget Justification FY 2020
Over the last year, DHS has taken unprecedented action to protect the Homeland. Together we...
The Department of Homeland Security's Performance and Accountability Reports provide information that enables the President, Congress and the public to assess the effectiveness of the Department's mission performance and stewardship of resources. The following is the Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Years 2018–2020.
The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reflects our continued commitment to the security of our homeland and the American public.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitors attacks on public gatherings and public places to constantly enhance the Nation’s security. During both steady state and times of heightened awareness, DHS engages closely with our private sector and community partners to provide expert counsel and recommendations about protective measures they can implement to protect facilities and venues. DHS provides free tools and resources to communities because the Department recognizes that communities are the first line of defense in keeping the public safe and secure.
Homeland Security Advisory Committee, Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Subcommittee (FBAC) Report June 2014
The 2012 National Network of Fusion Centers Final Report summarizes and characterizes the overall capabilities and performance of the National Network.
In order to enhance cross-border Emergency Manager (EM) capabilities, interoperability and situational awareness (SA), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Centre for Security Science (CSS), Public Safety (PS) Canada and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have collaborated to design the Canada-U.S. Enhanced (CAUSE) Resiliency experiment series. This series used a scenario-based approach to simulate the use of interoperable and emerging technologies during cross-border emergencies.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate conducted an experiment in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area to determine the effectiveness of two different commercially available communication systems, the Mutualink communications system and the datacasting system. Datacasting is a project sponsored by DHS S&T and is currently not certified by JITC, but meets the other criteria of Public Law 114-120 2015 (U.S. Congress, 2015). This report describes the details of this experiment and discusses the results of use of these systems by more than three DHS components.
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