Tag Archives: Federal Emergency Management Agency

CNN: Jeh Johnson Warns Against DHS Workforce Furlough if Congress Blocks Funds

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the department could furlough an estimated 30,000 employees if Republican lawmakers continue plans to block DHS funding in response to the administration’s immigration policy in an interview with CNN aired Sunday. Johnson told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has met with …

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House Committee Allots $39.7B for Homeland Security; Rep. Hal Rogers Comments

The House Appropriations Committee has released its bill to allocate $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security during fiscal year 2015. The Homeland Security Appropriations bill is meant to prioritize counterterrorism missions, threat-targeting activities and tactical equipment, the committee said Friday. The House is set to consider the …

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NNSA Puts Radiation Data Gathering Tool Through Drill

The National Nuclear Security Administration has tested a cloud-based radiation data gathering network during an exercise conducted by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, GCN reported Thursday. Kathleen Hickey writes drill participants used the RadResponder emergency response system to share radiological information in order to test the tool for stress. Participants worked to collect …

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White House: FEMA Will Lose $900M Under Sequestration

The White House estimates that funding for national response to disaster situations will be reduced by $878 million if the defense automatic budget cuts happen, The Washington Post reports. According to the report, if sequestration pushes through, the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s disaster relief program will be most affected with …

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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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FEMA Changes Disaster Relief Outlook, Says Funds Stretching Out

During the recent budget showdown, the Federal Emergency Management Agency warned its disaster relief funds would run out either Tuesday or Wednesday if the government funding bill was not passed. The Senate approved a measure Monday, with the House scheduled to vote Thursday. However, FEMA changed its outlook Monday, saying …

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Senate Approves Funding Bill, House to Vote Thursday

The Senate approved a deal Monday to continue funding the federal government past Friday, the end of the fiscal year, avoiding a government shutdown. The House has scheduled a short session for Thursday to vote on the measure. Both bodies were scheduled to be in recess this week. Democrats and …

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