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  • Hearing Evaluates FEMA Emergency Preparedness Grants
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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants

    Witnesses testified on the value of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants. Since September 11, 2001, governments at all levels had spent $40 billion to prepare for natural and human-caused…

  • US Homeland Security Challenges
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    U.S. Homeland Security Challenges

    The Heritage Foundation held a forum on the findings of its new report on challenges to homeland security a decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In their discussion panel members…

  • State and Local Homeland Security
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    State and Local Homeland Security

    Panelists talked about homeland security at the state and local level. Among the topics they addressed were the need for counterterrorism reforms, responding to security threats,…

  • State Emergency Management Efforts
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    State Emergency Management Efforts

    Nancy Dranani delivered remarks on the role of state and local governments in disaster response. Among the topics she addressed were inter-agency coordination, training an preparation for…

  • Urban Area Security Initiative Grants
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    Urban Area Security Initiative Grants

    Seretary Chertoff and Mr. Mayer briefed reporters on new grant programs for urban area security as a part of developing a risk-based strategy for homeland security. The program was designed…

  • Homeland Security Preparedness
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    Homeland Security Preparedness

    The guest talked about funding for state and local first responders, including the Homeland Security Department assessment of risk to communities and the affect on funding and first…