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Written testimony of NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing titled “Interoperable Communications: Assessing Progress Since 9/11”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity & Communications Office of Emergency Communications Director Admiral Ron Hewitt addresses DHS’ collaborative efforts to improve interoperable communications for emergency response providers and Government officials.

Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing titled “When Catastrophe Strikes: Responses to Natural Disasters in Indian Country”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Deputy Associate Administrator Elizabeth Zimmerman addresses FEMA’s partnerships with federally recognized tribal governments, and how FEMA is implementing new authorities to work directly with tribal governments as part of the “Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013” (SRIA).

Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing titled “The Role of Mitigation in Reducing Federal Expenditures for Disaster Response”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) Associate Administrator David Miller addresses FEMA’s mitigation programs and how FEMA educates, incentivizes and funds state, local and tribal efforts to build stronger communities that collectively create a nation more resilient to an increasing number and intensity of hazards.


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