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Report: Barry West Named Acting DHS Deputy CIO

Barry West, a senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security, has been named deputy chief information officer of DHS effective Oct. 15, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Interim DHS CIO Steve Rice said in an e-mail to staff that West will serve in a limited-term senior executive service appointment as senior adviser and as deputy …

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NGA Offers Imagery, Mapping Data to Hurricane Response Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released geospatial imagery and mapping data to aid the government’s response and recovery efforts in areas hit by Hurricane Irma. NGA said Wednesday it has provided geospatial support and evacuation route maps as well as evaluated damages in the storm’s wake after the agency received official requests from the U.S. …

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Proposed Bill Would Provide Nearly $8B for Hurricane Harvey Response & Recovery

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a bill that would authorize $7.9 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery operations. The proposed legislation includes $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s Disaster Relief Fund and provides the full amount requested …

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DHS Hosts Electronic Jamming Exercise for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has hosted a weeklong event for public safety and private organizations to test multiple strategies and technologies designed to identify, locate and address illegal communication systems jamming. DHS said Tuesday nearly 300 participants from across the U.S. took part during the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise that was …

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DHS Grants to Support Community-Led Counterterrorism Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million in total grants to 26 local law enforcement and community organizations that aim to help the government combat terrorism and radicalization. DHS said Friday the Countering Violent Extremism program will fund community-led initiatives to identify and stop terrorist recruitment and extremist activities as well …

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DHS Unveils $1.6B in Emergency Preparedness Grant Opportunities; John Kelly Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has allocated up to $1.6 billion for 10 preparedness grant programs intended to help non-federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations and companies prepare for natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other emergency situations. DHS said Friday the fiscal year 2017 funding grants represent the department’s push to fulfill the country’s immediate security needs …

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