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    Emergency Preparedness

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Department, the Government Accountability Office, and Federal Emergency Management Agency testified at a hearing on…

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    Disaster Preparedness and Response

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson participated in a panel discussion with state and local officials on how to respond to crises such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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    President Obama Remarks to the National Governors Association

    President Obama delivered remarks on a wide range of issues and took questions from members of the National Governors Association. The president and governors focused on issues states…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on “Your Experience with State/Federal Emergency Management?” Recent campaign ads were shown. An ad…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of issues, including the decision to shut down Los Angeles public schools following an e-mailed…

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    Lessons of September 11 Attacks

    Former and current New York City officials and the president of the September 11th Families' Association testified at a field hearing in New York City at the National September 11 Memorial…

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    Legal Issues in Emergency Preparedness

    Panelists discussed their experiences the legal and policy issues associated with natural disaster and threats and acts of terrorism, including issues involving the declaration and use of…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the 2016 presidential campaign, the Iran nuclear deal, and hurricane preparedness under Craig…

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    National Resilience Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Steve Clemons moderated a panel discussion about national resilience. Topics included the different meanings which had been given to the word “resilient.” “Resilient…

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    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked with Steve Clemons about the lessons of Hurricane Katrina and the status of disaster preparedness today.…

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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked about the agency’s preparation for the summer’s hurricane and tornado season, as well as flooding…

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    Communicators with TJ Kennedy

    T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked about the various aspects of constructing a national first responder communications network.

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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on U.S. preparedness to deal with the Ebola virus. Other topics included choosing a successor to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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    Public Health Emergency Preparedness

    Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) talked about U.S. public health emergency preparedness. They also discussed the Obama administration’s response to Ebola cases…

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    Homeland Defense and Civil Authority Panel

    Panelists talked about the coordination of state, local, and federal resources during domestic crises. They examined the legal and policy issues associated with the military and civil…

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    Enabling Nationwide 911 Texting Services

    Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting during which the commissioners discussed requiring all wireless companies to allow cell phone users to send texts to 9-1-1 emergency…

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    First Responder Wildfire Training

    Witnesses testified on the training and resources available to firefighters and first responders in communities threatened by wildfires. Mayor Navarre testified by remote video from…

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