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Emergency Communications

No matter what the emergency, communications remain a vital component to keeping America safe, secure, and resilient.

On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. This landmark legislation elevates the mission of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS and establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government, providing training, coordination, tools and guidance to help partners across the country develop their emergency communications capabilities.  Working with stakeholders across the country, CISA conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to continue to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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Last Published Date: June 24, 2020

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Jun 1

DHS S&T is proud to co-sponsor the CIVIC, which will provide communities new tools for adapting to changing environments and enhancing preparedness and resilience to wide-ranging disasters, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires along with pandemics

Apr 28

In a whole-of-government effort, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs have worked very closely together throughout the coronavirus pandemic to bring critical medical supplies to our nation’s heroes. While the supply and demand for personal protective equipment during this crisis is greater than ever before, the federal government has worked with governmental and private sector partners to secure what the VA needs.

Feb 5

The SMEM Guidance Tool will increase first responder and emergency managers’ ability to deliver messages to the public before, during, and after an incident.

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