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FCC Sets Stage for Nationwide Presidential Alerts

The Federal Communications Commission took the first steps in implementing the first-ever presidential alert for the national Emergency Alert System, when FCC voted last week to run a full test of the system and to provide rules for its use. The alert system is not a new concept, but the …

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House Approves $59 Billion for War Funding

The House Appropriations Committee yesterday passed a bill to increase funding for war efforts in Afghanistan and other programs. The House voted 308-114 on legislation that approves almost $59 billion for war efforts. It will allot nearly $37 billion to the military, which will go toward the surge of an …

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Napolitano Announces Billion-Dollar Preparedness Grants

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced more than $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2010 Federal Emergency Management Agency preparedness grants to help states, urban areas, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations boost their protection, prevention, response and recovery capabilities for risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other …

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