Updates

FEMA Announces New NAC Membership

FEMA announced 12 new members to the National Advisory Council (NAC) who will serve multi-year terms beginning Dec. 1 and will guide future recommendations centered around equity, climate change, and readiness.

FEMA extends request for information on NFIP

FEMA published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment on the National Flood Insurance Program’s minimum floodplain management standards by 45 days from Dec. 13, 2021, to Jan. 27, 2022.

NIOSH Seeks Feedback on Personal Protective Technology Centers of Excellence

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is soliciting public comment on the need to establish centers of excellence to address research and practice needs in the area of personal protective technology (PPT), including personal protective equipment.

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure.

CISA Updates Services Catalog

CISA recently released the next edition of the CISA Services Catalog. Version 2.0 includes more than 50 of the most critical services CISA offers that can be requested by your organization to help build resiliency across all readiness levels.

2021 Reader Survey: Domestic Preparedness Journal

The Domestic Preparedness Journal invites you to respond to the 2021 Reader Survey.

DHS Begins Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities

The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will begin implementation of the Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas on September 30.

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the U.S. Approach to Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention

The National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, announces intention to strengthen and revitalize the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and the Ninth Review Conference.

A Secure Environment to Create the Future of Cybersecurity Solutions

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are partnering to develop CISA’s Cybersecurity Laboratory.

Fire Protection Research Foundation Receives Grants to Help Improve Firefighter Safety, WUI Evacuation Modeling, and More

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has received four direct grants that will advance safety in a variety of areas.