Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly participated in a conference call briefing today with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Bob Fenton, senior leadership, and Regional Administrators, where he was briefed on the severe weather, tornadoes, and flash flooding that is affecting much of the Midwest and central southern states.
Under the leadership of Jay Kopstein, the SAFECOM Governance Committee developed and published the 2017 SAFECOM Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide, summarizing SAFECOM’s short- and mid-term priorities and its associated annual products and activities.
Under the leadership of Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, the SAFECOM Governance Committee developed and published the 2016 SAFECOM Annual Report, detailing a thorough overview of activities, products, and projects completed by SAFECOM members in 2016. Sections of the report review SAFECOM committee products and activities, as well as in-person meeting outcomes.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator for Recovery Alex Amparo addresses ways in which FEMA is improving relationships with federally recognized Indian tribes.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Joseph Nimmich addresses FEMA’s efforts to control the costs of federal disaster response and serve as good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Associate Administrator Elizabeth Zimmerman addresses FEMA’s support of the private sector during the disaster recovery process.
Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with eight other federal agencies, published a final rule that will provide new religious liberty protections for beneficiaries of federally funded social service programs, while also adding new protections for the ability of religious providers to compete for government funds on the same basis as any other private organization.
Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to New Orleans to participate in a series of employee engagements with Department personnel.
On Feb. 26, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to New Orleans where he will lead an employee town hall to thank DHS personnel for their service and for responsibly implementing the Department’s various missions. Deputy Secretary Mayorkas will receive an update from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the severe weather affecting the region. Also while in New Orleans, he will visit the Port of New Orleans for a hands-on briefing of passengers and cargo entering the port.