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Federal Resources refer to federal government programs and information related to public safety and homeland security.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the nation's premier public health agency working to ensure healthy people in a healthy world.
  • DHS Announced Approximately 1.8 Billion in Preparedness Grants
    DHS announced approximately $1.8 billion in preparedness grants to bolster state, urban area and tribal government efforts to improve the nation's readiness, response and recovery capabilities for both natural and man-made emergencies.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), serving as both a federal criminal investigative body and a domestic intelligence agency.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, an important part of the Department of Homeland Security, works hand-in-hand with its partners in local, state and federal government to coordinate the federal response to natural disasters and other emergencies.
  • Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses
    The Federal Government operates many health clearinghouses and information centers that focus on specific topics. Their services include distributing publications, providing referrals, and answering inquiries. Many offer Web sites or toll-free numbers.
  • FEMA's Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) (expired)
    In FY 2008, CEDAP will provide approximately $16 million in equipment and training to strengthen the nation's ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
  • Fire Grants Support
    Fire Grants Support is a FEMA program that awards grants to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Three types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER).
  • Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grant makers.
  • Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) (expired)
    IECGP is a grant program created by the 9/11 Act. IECGP is being administered as a joint effort between the Department of Homeland Security_s Office of Emergency Communications and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant Programs Directorate.
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
    The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners helps protect against terrorism and natural disasters through its Committee on Critical Infrastructure. The Committee's mission is to identify the appropriate roles of regulatory commissions with respect to the security of the Nation's electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and water infrastructures. It also strives to provide state commissions with the information and tools needed to work with various industries to keep their critical infrastructure secure.
  • National Communications System (NCS)
    The National Communications System was created in 1962 after the Cuban missile crisis when communications problems threatened to complicate the crisis further. NCS assists the President, the National Security Council, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget with communications. Each NCS member organization is represented on the Committee for National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications, which advises NCS on security matters.
  • National Coordination Center for Telecommunications (NCC)
    The National Coordination Center for Telecommunications coordinates the restoration and provisioning of national security and emergency preparedness telecommunication services and facilities during natural disasters and armed conflicts.
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
  • National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)
    Composed of up to 30 industry chief executives representing the major communications and network service providers and information technology, finance, and aerospace companies, the NSTAC provides industry-based advice and expertise to the President on issues and problems related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policy.
  • National Strategy for Information Sharing
    Our success in preventing future terrorist attacks depends upon our ability to gather, analyze, and share information and intelligence regarding those who want to attack us, the tactics that they use, and the targets that they intend to attack. Our National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, issued in September 2006, recognizes that the War on Terror is a different kind of war, which requires a paradigm shift and the application of all elements of our national power and influence. The intelligence and information sharing structures that once enabled the winning of the Cold War now require greater flexibility and resilience to confront the threats facing our Nation from a transnational terrorist movement determined to destroy our people, our freedoms, and our way of life.
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is the President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues. In this role, it frequently works with other Executive Branch agencies to develop and present the Administration's position on these issues. It also manages the Federal use of spectrum; performs cutting-edge telecommunications research and engineering, including resolving technical telecommunications issues for the Federal government and private sector; and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.
  • Natural Disasters & Severe Weather
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a website intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
  • Nevada IT Governance Committees (NITGC)
    The Nevada IT Governance Committees provide direction to the Executive Branch State Agencies for implementing and supporting Information Technology in the State of Nevada.
  • Office of Emergency Communications
    The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) supports the Secretary of Homeland Security in developing, implementing, and coordinating interoperable and operable communications for the emergency response community at all levels of government.
  • Open for Business - Grants
    The Department of Homeland Security distributes grant funds to enhance the ability of state, local and tribal jurisdictions, and other regional authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters.
  • Responder Knowledge Base
    Responder Knowledge Base (RKB), funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), provides emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, on-line source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.
  • SAFECOM
    SAFECOM, a public safety practitioner-driven program, works with existing federal communications initiatives and public safety entities to implement better technologies and processes for the coordination of existing systems and future networks. The public safety entities include more than 60,000 local and state public safety agencies and organizations. Federal customers include agencies engaged in law enforcement, firefighting, public health, and disaster recovery, as well as federal agencies that provide funding and support to state and local public safety agencies. SAFECOM promotes coordination and cooperation across all levels of government.
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
    The Department of Defense maintains a website called DefenseLINK. Its purpose is to support the overall mission of the Department by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations. DefenseLINK is the single, unified starting point for finding military information on-line.
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
    The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
    The Department of Health & Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    The Department of Homeland Security leverages resources within federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland. More than 87,000 different governmental jurisdictions at the federal, state, and local level have homeland security responsibilities. The Department's comprehensive national strategy seeks to develop a complementary system connecting all levels of government without duplicating effort.
  • Wisconsin State Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC)
    On February 2, 2005, the State Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC) was created by Governor Jim Doyle_s Executive Order 87. This committee was created in an effort to address interoperability and communication issues within the State of Wisconsin.

Updated: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016