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DHS Allots Over $1B for Fiscal 2020 Public Safety Projects

The Department of Homeland Security is investing almost $1.8B in grants under a new funding opportunity for fiscal year 2020 public safety efforts. The FY 2020 grants support security projects across transportation authorities; local, tribal, territorial and state government bodies; nonprofits and commercial firms, DHS said Friday.

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FEMA Uses Open Source Software to Determine Status of Calamity-Affected Businesses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency used business status data to determine priorities in helping Louisiana-based businesses affected by Hurricane Barry. FEMA said Wednesday it generated the data from the Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting or SABER tool.

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FEMA Tests National Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency held a national trial to test the Emergency Alert System, a service designed to notify U.S. citizens on national emergencies, Techcrunch reported Wednesday. The system reached radios and televisions across the country with the message “This is a test of the National Emergency Alert System.”

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DHS S&T, USFA, FEMA to Close Wildfire Gaps Under Public Safety Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration have teamed up with the international first responder community to address wildfire concerns in wildland-urban interface areas. FEMA will help optimize and address operational issues for public communications, intergovernmental coordination and wildland fire monitoring to augment building codes and infrastructure security, DHS said Tuesday.

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