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AFRL, Michigan Technological University Form Emergency Raft Design Collaboration

The Air Force Research Laboratory has joined forces with students from Michigan Technological University to develop life raft platforms to support sea-based rescue efforts. AFRL researchers will help the U.S. Coast Guard develop a portable and lightweight raft offering fast deployment through helicopters and can carry approximately 100 passengers in 24 hours, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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Report: Federal Security Funds for Virginia Down 35% in 4 Years

Federal funding for state and local homeland security programs in Virginia has gone down nearly 35 percent since 2008, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Michael Martz reports the state received $13.1 million in homeland security and emergency planning grants this year, down $16 million from last year and $37.3 million less …

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NTIA Announces $135M in Grants for First Responder Net Planning

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will provide local governments $135 million in funds to help carry out the planning stage of a nationwide first responder communications network, Emergency Management reports. NTIA will distribute funding based on on population, land mass, geography and topography, risk threat and expected level of …

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White House Creates Committee to Ensure Govt Emergency Communications

President Barack Obama issued an executive order July 6 that called for the creation of an executive committee for national security and emergency preparedness communications, Federal News Radio reports. The committee will be composed of the heads of eight federal agencies, co-chaired by the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security. According …

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