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NGA Deploys Disaster Support Team, Geospatial Products to Assist Louisiana Flood Recovery Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has deployed a disaster support team and a suite of geospatial products to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s damage assessment operations in the flooded areas of Louisiana. NGA said Monday its geospatial visualization products and web services are designed to relay location and damage-specific information to country officials, local law enforcement …

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DHS’ Jeh Johnson Speaks at Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association Conference

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has highlighted DHS’ commitment to help keep communities safe during a speech at the first annual conference of the Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association in Dearborn, Michigan. MELOA comprises several department employees who aim to promote trust through community engagement, George Selim, director of DHS’ office for community …

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise

The Department of Homeland Security held the First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at the White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico in an effort to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems. DHS said Wednesday its agency’s science and technology directorate sought to prevent communication interference through the use of jamming prevention, detection and …

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NIST to Establish Windstorm Impact Reduction Advisory Panel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to form an advisory panel that will support an inter-agency program that aims to reduce the loss of property and life from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction will consist of seven to 15 members who possess scientific, architectural and engineering skills and recommend …

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DHS Unveils Federal Assistance Program to Empower Local Communities Against Violent Extremism

The Department of Homeland Security will invest $10 million in a federal assistance program that seeks to provide local communities with resources to help counter violent extremism. DHS said Wednesday the Countering Violent Extremism grant program for fiscal 2016 was developed to help empower state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions …

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NGA to Provide Geospatial Response Support Services to Flooded West Virginia

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will provide geospatial and damage assessment services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for first responders to use in areas affected by floods across West Virginia. NGA said Friday that it will supply geospatial data with highlights on severely-flooded areas to help first responders navigate waters and support faster response times to affected …

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House Panel OKs $41B Homeland Security Discretionary Budget for FY 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has passed by a voice vote a bill that would allocate $41.1 billion in discretionary funds to the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill would authorize $7.3 billion in funds to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency perform emergency response …

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Report: FEMA Plans App Redesign With Ambit Group

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will collaborate with Ambit Group to update a mobile application the company originally developed for the agency to disseminate safety tips and tools, GCN reported Thursday. Derek Major writes FEMA and Ambit Group will redesign the app to make it easier for users to access agency-provided information. “Right now we’re in the …

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