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METROPOLITAN MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEM GRANT AWARDS FOR FY 2004 ANNOUNCED

Oklahoma City and Tulsa are among the jurisdictions receiving FY 2004 funding.

(Washington, DC) - The Department of Homeland Security awarded more than $46 million in Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) grants for Fiscal Year 2004. The 110 grants reach 114 MMRS jurisdictions throughout the United States including Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  more 

 

OKLAHOMA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

In March of 2005 the American Trucking Association (ATA) will receive a $21 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to expand the Highway Watch Program. ATA will dispense the funds to the states to further support the program, which trains highway professionals to identify and report safety and security concerns on the nation?s roads. In March of this year the Oklahoma Trucking Association received $200,000 for the Highway Watch Program and officials are expecting to receive a portion of the 2005 funds.  more 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION COMETITIVE GRANT AWARDED TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DEAF

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that the Telecommunications for the Deaf Incorporated (TDI) has been awarded a $1.4 million Competitive Training Grant to develop a network that will provide information on disaster preparedness and homeland security to individuals with hearing disabilities.  more

 

FACT SHEET:  Achieving First Response Interoperability - a local, state and federal partnership

The challenge of communications interoperability has plagued public safety agencies for decades. Together, technology and leadership can give first responders and public safety agencies the ability to exchange voice and data on demand, in real time, when needed and as authorized. However, as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 made clear, true radio interoperability requires first responders to be able to communicate not just within their units, but also across disciplines and jurisdictions. Reaching the goal of full communications interoperability requires the coordinated efforts of leadership at the local, state, and federal levels.  more

 

HOMELAND SECURITY AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS LAUNCH READY BUSINESS

(Washington, DC) Sept. 23, 2004 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with the Advertising Council and a variety of business organizations, today launched Ready Business. This extension of Homeland Security?s successful Ready campaign, which has helped millions of individuals and families prepare for emergencies, focuses on business preparedness. Ready Business will help owners and managers of small to medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of an emergency.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES $9 MILLION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GRANTS

The Department of Homeland Security awarded $9 million in information technology demonstration projects today in the Information Technology and Evaluation Program (ITEP).  ITEP is a competitive program intended to foster and evaluate uses of existing, ?state-of-the-market? information technology that will demonstrate how to remove barriers and improve information sharing and integration.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES $49 MILLION IN GRANTS TO SECURE AMERICA'S PORTS

The Port Security Grant Program provides resources for projects to improve dockside and perimeter security that is vital to securing our critical national seaports.  These awards will contribute to important security upgrades such as surveillance equipment, access controls to restricted areas, communications equipment, and the construction of new command and control facilities.  more

 

Gov. Brad Henry signs 04 NPM proclamation

GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

Oklahoma City - Gov. Brad Henry proclaimed September to be Preparedness Month. Highlighting the importance of individual preparedness, the proclamation is part of a nationwide campaign coordinated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the 55 other U.S. states and territories.  more

 

FACT SHEET:  An overview of America's security since 9/11

The country has made great strides toward improving the security of our homeland since September 11th. Whether by land, sea, or air, it is now substantially more difficult for terrorists to enter the United States; homeland security professionals are sharing information like never before; and America's citizens are better prepared for a natural disaster or terrorist attack.  more

 

HUNDREDS OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED, MILLIONS REACHED DURING NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) ? Throughout the month of September, hundreds of activities are planned across the country to highlight the importance of individual emergency preparedness. The National Preparedness Month coalition, which includes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, more than 80 organizations and all 56 states and territories, will encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare themselves and their families for any possible emergencies.  more