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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Will Challenge Emergency Managers For Decades

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Emergency Management, General News  /  No Comments

They call it “critical” infrastructure for a reason. Roads and bridges, energy, water, even the food supply: The loss of any one of these can bring a region to its knees. It’s not just the collapse of a critical resource that can wreak havoc. Rather, it’s the inherent interdependencies within these systems — the potential […]

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DHS Sec Napolitano’s 2nd Annual Address on the State of America’s Homeland Security: Homeland Security and Economic Security

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Emergency Management, General News, Homeland Security  /  No Comments

From DHS.gov Thank you for the introduction and warm welcome.  It’s great to be back at the National Press Club, and I want to thank all of you for coming. Established nearly nine years ago, the Department of Homeland Security is still a relatively young agency. Its creation represents one of the most sizable reorganizations […]

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Congressman warns U.S. faces possible cuts in counterterrorism funding

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Grants & Funding, Homeland Security  /  No Comments

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said yesterday he was impressed with the police presence and other security measures he saw while touring transportation and port facilities along the northern New Jersey waterfront. But, U.S. Rep. Peter King said federal grants that pay for local and state counterterrorism efforts are in danger of […]

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Thompson Makes Inquiries on 2012 DHS Grant Funding Allocations

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  General News, Grants & Funding, Homeland Security  /  No Comments

Press Release Tuesday, January 24, 2012 January 24, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting information on how the Department will allocate the $1.12 billion Congress appropriated for twelve State and local grant programs in H.R. 2055, […]

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Supply chains: Innate tensions between efficiency and resilience

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Homeland Security  /  No Comments

Wednesday the White House released a new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security.   This is an issue easy to underestimate.  Like the plumbing in your house, it tends not to be at the forefront until something goes wrong: leaking, freezing, breaking, bursting, or when the well goes dry. Below is a quick take […]

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