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Oklahoma Homeland Security Director to Demonstrate Emergency Communications Capabilities in Southwest Oklahoma
10/22/2008


Oklahoma Homeland Security Director, Kerry Pettingill, will speak to first responders in Walters Thursday acknowledging their role in the recent expansion of the statewide radio communications system newly named OKWIN (Oklahoma Wireless Information Network). The expansion of OKWIN into Cotton County allows seamless communication among public safety agencies located along Interstate 44. The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) is spearheading the effort to expand OKWIN not only to the “I-44 corridor”, but ultimately to every public safety agency in the state. Director Pettingill will be joined by Oklahoma State Senator, Don Barrington for a demonstration of the new capability by communicating with agencies in Miami, Tulsa, Coweta, Oklahoma City, and Lawton. more

DHS’ FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH YIELDS HIGHEST LEVEL OF SUPPORT TO DATE
10/2/2008


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign joined with more than 3,200 National Preparedness Month coalition members in the month of September to educate individuals, families and communities on the importance of emergency preparedness. This year’s coalition of national, regional, state, and local organizations was the largest in the five year history of National Preparedness Month, and represents a 4,000 percent increase in participation to date. more

DHS Highlights Personal and Business Preparedness During National Cyber Security Awareness Month
10/1/2008

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division is sponsoring the fifth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, designed to educate the public on the shared responsibility of protecting cyberspace. The department will recognize this important initiative through a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the ways in which citizens and businesses can better safeguard themselves in cyberspace. more