The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with local communities to improve resilience to flood disasters. S&T announced today its latest community partnership with Howard County, Maryland and the National Weather Service (NWS).
Disaster Response and Recovery
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.
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.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long gives listeners insight into FEMA’s mission, vision and the role of emergency management. Administrator Long also talks about his first 8 months on the job, FEMA’s large-scale response to the historic 2017 hurricane season and FEMA’s strategic goals to more effectively serve the American public before, during and after a disaster.
Date Added: May 2, 2018
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy & Capabilities Rear Admiral Linda Fagan addresses the Coast Guard’s preparations for the next Atlantic hurricane season, lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, and the demands contingency responses place on the Coast Guard.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long addresses the historic disaster season of 2017, the lessons we’ve learned, and his plans for the future of FEMA.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Associate Administrator Jeff Byard addresses DHS and FEMA’s ongoing efforts to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastating hurricanes in 2017.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Robinson addresses the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and the path forward for FEMA and state and local partners.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) District 8 Commander Rear Admiral Paul Thomas addresses the Coast Guard’s preparations for the next Atlantic hurricane season, lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, and the demands contingency responses place on the Coast Guard.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator for Field Operations Mike Byrne addresses DHS and FEMA’s response and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricanes in 2017.