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Unity of Effort: One Year Later

One year ago the Department of Homeland Security embarked on Secretary Jeh Johnson’s “Unity of Effort” initiative, to begin to set the conditions for the Department to act in a more unified fashion.

DHS Announces Grant Guidance For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Notices of Funding Opportunity for nine 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. The grants reflect the Department’s focus on implementation of an all-of-nation, whole-community approach to the building, sustainment, and delivery of those core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient nation.

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.

Improving Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

One of the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities in cybersecurity is supporting small and medium-sized businesses.  Like their larger counterparts, small and medium businesses frequently house sensitive personal data, and proprietary and fi

Written testimony of TSA Administrator for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security field hearing titled “Lessons from the LAX Shooting: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies at Airports”

At a field hearing in Los Angeles California, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole addresses the Los Angeles International Airport shooting incident and the actions TSA has undertaken since aimed at preventing a recurrence of such a tragedy.

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