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FACT SHEET:  A Better Prepared America: A Year in Review

Preparedness is the responsibility of every American.  At the Department of Homeland Security, we are hard at work creating and implementing preparedness plans; developing procedures and policies that will guide our actions in the event of a terrorist attack; conducting training and exercises to ensure that our first responders possess a necessary level of preparedness; enhancing partnerships with state and local governments, private sector institutions and other organizations; and funding the purchase of much-needed equipment for first responders, states, cities, and towns.  These activities, along with an active American community, contribute to a level of national preparedness that is critical to achieving our goal of a better prepared America.  more 

 

TSA, AVIATION INDUSTRY UNITE TO HELP U.S. "PREPARE FOR SUMMER TAKEOFF"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. aviation leaders unveiled an aggressive national program for secure and convenient summer air travel as passenger traffic returns to pre-9/11 levels.  more

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES NEW MEASURES TO EXPAND SECURITY FOR RAIL PASSENGERS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued Security Directives (SD) requiring protective measures to be implemented by passenger rail operators. The measures instruct commuter, transit and inter-city passenger rail systems to comply with requirements that range from removing or replacing station trash cans to utilizing canine explosives detection teams.  more

 

OKLAHOMA OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (OKOHS) ANNOUNCES 2004 GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD

OKLAHOMA CITY ?Governor Brad Henry today announced that local communities can now apply for the latest round of federal funds from the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) received more than $32 million in grant money from the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP), and local agencies can apply for the grants through OKOHS beginning May 5, 2004.  more