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DHS Provides More Than $490 Million To Firefighters
The start of the fiscal year 2007 application period for the grants, announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week, ends May 4. Applications
Disaster Preparedness Training Saved Lives in Indonesia
The UN Technical Working Group, in conjunction with the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), carried out contingency
The Growing Cost of Homeland Security
The authors indicate that while both the public sector and the private sector have boosted their security expenditures, the increase has been very modest
Mobile Emergency Pet Shelter Unveiled in Arlington County
Stocked with food, animal crates, litter pans, identification bands, dishes for food and water and cleaning supplies, the 20-foot trailer, the first of
Indiana County Boosts Communications Capability
Supporters of the center say it will slash response times because all police and fire departments in the county will be able to communicate with each
Homeland Security Tests First Responder Credential Capabilities
The demonstration, known as Winter Storm, was a multi-jurisdictional test to verify credential system attributes such as qualifications, authorizations,
DHS Awards $194 Million to States for Emergency Management
Emergency managers have been awarded more than $750 million since fiscal year 2004 through the program. State emergency management agencies use EMPG funds
Technology Spending on First Responder Communication to Grow 7 Percent Over Next 5 Years
State and local governments must address both the technology and organizational issues that prohibit interoperability among public safety communications
DHS: Can We Talk?
Interoperable communications involve policies, technology and training that enable law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services from multiple
Half of States Score Poor Disaster Preparedness Scores
Prepared by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), the report contains state-by-state health preparedness scores based on 10 key indicators to assess
DHS Awards Management Contract for National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
The $250 million contract award includes a 5-year. period of performance, with the potential for five subsequent 1-year extensions, bringing the projected
GSA Establishes New Emergency Response, Recovery Office
GSA's Office of Emergency Response and Recovery (OERR) will leverage all the resources within GSA in one central office and provide a new level of support
President Signs FY 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations
The fiscal year 2007 appropriations bill will allow DHS to make significant progress in every aspect of the department's mission, but particularly in
New Documents Detail Mexican Government Border Incursions
Released on Aug. 28 in response to a Nov. 1, 2005 FOIA request, the records consist of annual intelligence summaries of "Mexican Government Incidents,"
Army Develops New Technology For First Responders
Developed in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, The First Responder Response Mobile Communications System was demonstrated by CERDEC and U.S.

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