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Agencies continue Irma response



Agencies continue Irma response
Federal agencies are continuing their response to Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on Sunday after sweeping through the Caribbean. Nearly 22,ooo federal personnel are working to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Irma. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has staged eight urban search and rescue… Read More

FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma



FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma
U.S. agencies are responding to Hurricane Irma, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this week, and could make landfall in Florida early Sunday. Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to the Caribbean in advance of the storm, including incident management assistance teams and… Read More

Agencies respond to Hurricane Harvey



Agencies respond to Hurricane Harvey
Multiple federal agencies are responding to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on Friday night and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages individuals in affected areas to follow the instructions of state, local,… Read More

DHS, Texas Guard prepare for Hurricane Harvey



DHS, Texas Guard prepare for Hurricane Harvey
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard with the Texas Military Department are preparing for Hurricane Harvey. The Governor of Texas has already issued a State… Read More

News You Can Use: 11/02/16



News You Can Use: 11/02/16
National Security War & tweets (Part II), Foreign Policy NSA data may have been dumped in second leak, Washington Examiner N.S.A. Appears to Have Missed “Big Red Flags” in Suspect’s Behavior, The New York Times The next president’s trade agenda: Will a new focus on enforcement strengthen or undermine global… Read More

Civilians and military respond to Hermine



Civilians and military respond to Hermine
Civilian and military emergency response teams sprang into action after Hurricane Hermine made landfall on the western coast of Florida earlier this month. Responders included the Florida National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package and part of Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Team. Flooding… Read More

GAO: DoD should clarify its role during cyber incidents



GAO: DoD should clarify its role during cyber incidents
In April the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report suggesting the Department of Defense (DoD) clarify its roles and responsibilities for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) during cyber incidents. The report, GAO-16-332, comes as the scale, frequency, and impact of cyber incidents grow. Cyber threats loom over U.S.… Read More

Cyber exercise improves interagency cooperation



Cyber exercise improves interagency cooperation

Earlier this month, 550 participants engaged in Cyber Guard 14-1, a two-week exercise designed to test operational and interagency coordination in the event of a domestic cyberspace incident...