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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES STANDARDS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Science and Technology division today adopted its first standards regarding personal protective equipment developed to protect first responders against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents. These standards, which will assist state and local procurement officials and manufacturers, are intended to provide emergency personnel with the best available protective gear.  more

 

FACT SHEET:  Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) to Expand Collaboration, Connectivity for states and major cities

The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its Homeland Security Information Network initiative, is expanding its computer-based counterterrorism communications network to all 50 states, five territories, Washington, D.C., and 50 other major urban areas to strengthen its two-way flow of threat information.  more 

SECRETARY TOM RIDGE ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Secretary Ridge's speech at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University.  more

Ridge commemorating one-year anniversary of DHS
OKLAHOMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEEK IS FEBRUARY 22-28

Soon communities all across Oklahoma will join in recognizing emergency managers at the city, county and state level. Gov. Brad Henry has proclaimed February 22-28 Emergency Management Week and similar proclamations have been issued locally.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PARTNERS WITH DEFENSE "EMALL"

The Department of Homeland Security?s Management division and the Department of Defense?s Defense Logistics Agency announced a strategic partnership to provide DHS with a tailored version of DoD?s EMALL (Electronic Mall). The DOD EMALL is an Internet-based marketplace that allows purchasers to access DoD?s wide variety of vendors and catalogs and enhances DHS? ability to provide a one-stop shopping experience to acquire the goods and services needed to support the DHS mission.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SELECTS SMALL BUSINESSES FROM 23 STATES FOR FIRST SBIR AWARDS

Stillwater's Nomadics, Inc. is one of 66 small businesses selected

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology division today announced that 66 small businesses, in 23 states have been selected for contract negotiations.  These firms were chosen by the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) from applicants to the Department's first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program solicitation in November 2003.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES FY 2005 BUDGET IN BRIEF

The Department of Homeland Security's budget exhibits the Administration's continuing commitment to secure the homeland by requesting total new resources for FY 2005 of $40.2 billion.  This is an increase of 10 percent above the comparable FY 2004 resource level.  The budget substantially increases funding for DHS from 2003 -- the year that the Department was created -- and continues the dramatic growth for agencies that are now a part of DHS.  more