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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.

S&T FRG CAUSE V Binational After Action Report

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.

How FEMA’s Focus is Shifting

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.

Written testimony of USCG for a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing titled “Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane Season? Status of Preparation and Response Capabilities for 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.

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