Tag: homeland security

CAPCOG Homeland Security participates in national program’s development

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division has been participating with FEMA and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, which provides research and development for the federal agency, to develop technology that will help emergency response agencies increase their ability to

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CAPCOG presents TDEM’s Kidd with regionalism award

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CAPCOG recognized W. Nim Kidd, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) chief, with the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award for his commitment to disaster prevention, protection mitigation, response and recovery at a regional level. “When the bell rings,

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Mandatory workshops set for state homeland security grants

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Three State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant workshops are scheduled to take place online from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on December 13, 16, and 22; it is mandatory that applicants attend one of the workshops which will discuss the application

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CAPCOG recognizes Preparedness Month with virtual campaign

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CAPCOG will recognize September as National Preparedness Month with a social media, awareness campaign focusing on educating people about simple actions they can take to drastically improve their disaster readiness, such as registering for local alerts at WarnCentralTexas.org or packing a Go-Kit

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Cybersecurity symposium brings national experts to region

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CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division is hosting a virtual cybersecurity symposium to strengthen collaboration on cybersecurity strategies and teach attendees best practices while learning about trending threats through panel discussions and interactive cyber-exercises. The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to

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Evacuee response training leverages WebEOC for success

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division and the Texas Division of Emergency Management trained emergency managers and public safety personnel in mid-June to better prepare for transporting, receiving, and caring for disaster evacuees. The Emergency Tracking Network (ETN) training course demonstrated

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CAPCOG makes homeland security grant funding recommendations

The CAPCOG Executive Committee prioritized 31 projects for the State Homeland Security Program grants; recommending 15 projects for funding based on the state’s regional allocation. CAPCOG expects the Office of the Governor to make the final selection of projects in

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WebEOC assists with regionwide emergency response

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Emergency Management Coordinators (EMCs) and other public safety officials used CAPCOG’s digital regional planning coordination tool, WebEOC, to share critical information about responding to Winter Storm Uri in February helping to keep residents warm and to track storm related issues.

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WarnCentralTexas.org alerts many during winter storm

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CAPCOG’s regional notifications system, WarnCentralTexas, alerted more residents than ever during Winter Storm Uri, which struck the entire state from February 14 to the 23. The system informed people about icy roads, power outages, boil water notices, and the locations

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State homeland security grants open, CAPCOG begins review

The deadline to submit State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant application projects to CAPCOG for a requested staff review is January 22 with January 31 submission deadline to the Office of the Governor (OOG). SHSP grants are awarded by the

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