At Domestic Preparedness, we strive to keep people informed and aware of the latest preparedness news. Please see below for more detailed updates we obtain each month from various resources. 


News Release: DHS S&T Tests Next Generation Flood and Wildfire Alerting Technology

On June 27, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS), conducted a demonstration of new technology that integrates unattended flood and wildfire sensors with IPAWS Open Platform for Emergency Networks.

TSA Opens State-of-the-Art Training Academy in Las Vegas

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) marked the official launch of the TSA Academy West in Las Vegas. TSA Administrator David Pekoske joined federal, county and local officials for the ribbon cutting event this morning. TSA Academy West is a 26,000-square-foot facility that features six classrooms, two large multipurpose rooms and

Department of Homeland Security Announces Distribution of More Than $290 Million in Congressional Funding for Communities Receiving Migrants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will publish a funding notice under the new Shelter and Services Program (SSP) for more than $290 million to 34 non-federal entities for temporary shelter and other eligible expenditures for migrants

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $65 Million to Strengthen Hurricane Response and Emergency Preparedness at Health Centers

As hurricane season begins, the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced it is making approximately $65 million available to help ensure communities in hurricane-prone areas have continuous access to primary care services during future emergencies.

TSA now accepts mobile IDs in Google Wallet on Android mobile devices, starting with the State of Maryland

¬†In collaboration with the State of Maryland¬†and Google, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now accepts Maryland-issued mobile driver‚Äôs licenses and ID cards in Google Wallet on Android mobile phones at select TSA airport security¬†checkpoints. TSA PreCheck¬ģ¬†passengers will be able to use this new feature at checkpoints for identity verification at¬†25

DHS Announces First Department-wide Policy on Body-Worn Cameras

As required by President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety, today Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the first Department-wide policy on Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) for its law enforcement officers and agents. The Department’s plan


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