With the critical goal of helping US citizens before, during and after disasters, FEMA has one of the most critical goals across the Federal Government. Achieving efficient levels of resiliency & preparedness for disaster response is of crucial priority, one highlighted by a litany of disaster incidents across the US.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. As such, their effort across the preparedness continuum for disaster response is critical to our Homeland Defense apparatus, and this session will highlight ongoing efforts to advance American disaster preparedness.
NNSA’s Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation organization is vested with the responsibility in preparing for, responding to, and successfully resolving nuclear and radiological accidents and incidents worldwide via informed policy decision and operational recommendations.
Across the past 5 years, there has been a massive uptick in investment of missile defeat and defense programs, mostly brought along by advancements in IAMD and hypersonic weapon capabilities. Providing effective and enduring protection against rogue state missile threats to the homeland is of critical importance, and this session will highlight these ongoing efforts.
DHS S&T's Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program serves as the centralized point to manage transition activities throughout DHS and the DHS laboratory network. Technologies developed and evaluated within the department can have tremendous potential for commercial applications throughout the nation, enhance the competitiveness of individual small businesses, and expand areas of exploration and cooperation for all non-federal partners.
Of the most critical means to ensuring effective Homeland Security, fewer notions reign more supreme than that of situational awareness. This session will highlight some of DTRA’s efforts to increase detection and overall awareness of nuclear threats.