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Community and Infrastructure Resilience

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Community and Infrastructure Resilience

The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Community and Infrastructure Resilience Program conducts research in new and emerging technologies for streamlining and optimizing disaster resilience investments in insurance, mitigation, and recovery operations and assistance programs. It also supports the development of standards and best practices and enables improved information-sharing capabilities.

Natural disasters have cost the United States over $1.79 trillion since 1980. The inevitability of natural disasters will impact the American population, infrastructure, and first responders. In an effort to minimize future impacts, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires innovative technologies and processes to support their response and recovery efforts and enable a more resilient future.

The Community and Infrastructure Resilience Program aims to provide solutions addressing the complex problems related to natural disasters and manmade events and an approach to technology deployments that takes into account all hazards.

Advancing Community and Infrastructure Resilience

The Community and Infrastructure Resilience Program directly addresses the requirements of FEMA and first responders. Through the development of technologies, research in critical topic areas, and the deployment of best practices across federal, state, local, and private organizations, the Community and Infrastructure Resilience Program is empowering all levels of government to collect and monitor key threats and improve abilities to share this information across their communities.

The program accomplishes its goals through six distinct project areas: 

Visit S&T Impact: Disaster Resilience to learn more about how our R&D improves community resilience to natural disasters through technology and tools that support planning, decision making and mitigation efforts.

Learn more about us and discover how your organization can partner with S&T to make the homeland more secure.

Last Updated: 02/05/2024
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