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  • Pandemic Preparedness and Response
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    Pandemic Preparedness and Response

    The New America Foundation’s Future Tense program held a discussion about preparedness for public health crises.

  • FEMA Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Michael
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    FEMA Briefing on Hurricane Michael

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials provided an update on Hurricane Michael. Administrator Brock Long said Hurricane Michael left a lot of devastation behind in the Florida…

  • NORTHCOM Commander Briefs on Hurricane Michael Preparedness
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    Defense Department Briefing on Hurricane Michael Preparedness

    Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command, briefed reporters at the Pentagon about the Defense Department’s plans to support FEMA’s recovery and response…

  • Communicators with David Redl
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    Communicators with David Redl

    David Redl talked about the Trump administration’s spectrum policy. Topics included the status of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and emergency communications as well as internet…

  • FEMA Briefs on Hurricane Florence Rescue and Recovery Operations
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    Hurricane Florence Response Briefing, FEMA and North Carolina Officials

    Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC), FEMA administrator Brock Long, and North Carolina officials briefed reporters on the impact of Hurricane Florence. The governor said that there were 26 confirmed deaths due to the…

  • Democrats Criticize Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
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    House Democrats on Hurricane Preparations

    House Democrats held a news conference to talk about preparations for Hurricane Florence and the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands from 2017's hurricanes, Irma and Maria.…

  • South Carolina Governor Briefs Reporters on Hurricane Florence Preparations
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    South Carolina Governor on Hurricane Florence Preparations

    Governor Henry McMaster gave an update on Hurricane Florence preparations in South Carolina. Courtesy WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • President Trump Hails 2017 Disaster Response in Puerto Rico as Unsung Success
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    White House Hurricane Florence Update

    President Trump met in the Oval Office with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long on emergency preparations for Hurricane Florence. Administrator Long said that the…

  • Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Debuts Fentanyl Training Video for First Responders
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    Fentanyl Safety Training for First Responders

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and law enforcement officials discussed safety recommendations for protecting first responders from exposure to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.…

  • Sarah Sanders President Did Nothing Wrong
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    White House Daily Briefing

    At the daily White House briefing, Sarah Sanders talked about the federal government’s emergency preparedness efforts for Hurricane Lane as the storm approached Hawaii. In addition, she was asked repeatedly about…

  • FEMA Officials Testify on Hurricane Season Preparedness
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    Hurricane Season Preparedness

    Federal and state emergency management officials testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on hurricane preparedness and response efforts. They discussed…

  • House Committee Holds Hearing on Pandemic Preparedness
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    Pandemic Preparedness

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on preparedness for biological attacks, pandemics, and infectious disease outbreaks. Among the…

  • President Trump Visits FEMA for 2018 Hurricane Briefing
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    President Trump FEMA Visit and Hurricane Briefing

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited FEMA headquarters to attend a briefing on the 2018 hurricane season. Before the closed briefing, the president delivered remarks acknowledging…

  • FEMA Director Brock Long Testifies on Agency Preparedness
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    FEMA Preparedness

    FEMA Administrator Brock Long testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on how his agency is preparing for future disasters. He also reflected on some of the lessons learned…

  • President Trump Welcomes Southwest Flight 1380 Passengers and Crew
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    President Trump Welcomes Southwest Flight 1380 Passengers and Crew

    President Trump met with the crew members and passengers of Southwest Flight 1380 two weeks after the Dallas-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia when one of…

  • FEMA Administrator Brock Long Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    FEMA Administrator Brock Long testified before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee on his agency’s 2019 budget request. Administrator Long discussed the major lessons…

  • FEMA Administrator Discusses Agencys Future
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    FEMA Deputy Administrator on Agency's Future

    Daniel Kaniewski, Federal Emergency Management Agency deputy administrator, spoke about the agency’s future disaster preparedness strategic plan and reflected on the lessons learned from recovery…

  • Communicators and the State of the Net Conference Part 2
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    Communicators and the State of the Net Conference, Part 2

    Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Jeanette Manfra, Kathryn Condello of CenturyLink, Zello’s Bill Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Strayer, and Sanja Kelly of Freedom House, spoke…

  • Hearing Focuses on Effectiveness of Emergency Alert System
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    Emergency Alert System

    In reaction to the January 13, 2018, false missile alert in Hawaii, a House Homeland Security subcommittee held a hearing on ensuring reliable and accurate emergency alerts. Witnesses included…

  • Federal and State Officials Testify on Lessons Learned from 2017 Disasters
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    2017 Hurricane Disaster Lessons

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on lessons learned from 2017 disasters resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.…

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