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State homeland security grants: What constitutes pass-through?

Applications for the 2004 State Homeland Security grants, administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), were due to DHS by November 30, 2003. As most first responders probably know by now, the states are required to pass through 80 percent of these funds to the local level. What you may not know is what exactly “pass-through” means, and what the implications are of your state’s pass-through approach on your ability to seek and obtain funds from the program.

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2005 Appropriations: What they mean for grant funding

Potential grant applicants need to be aware that in fiscal 2005 all state and local preparedness grant funding will be administered by the Office of State and Local Government Coordination (OSLGC) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Overuse of Antivirals Could Make H1N1 Pandemic Even Worse

Indiscriminate use of antiviral medications to prevent and treat influenza could ease the way for drug-resistant strains of the novel H1N1 virus, or swine flu, toemerge, public health officials warn -- making the fight against a pandemic that much harder.

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Cybersecurity Chief Urges Action by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command on Monday called for swift action in Congress to sort out roles, standards and authorities for government agencies charged with defending against destructive computer attacks. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, said the time for legislative action is now,… Keep Reading

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Sikh Attack Spreads Fear Among US Sikh Population

NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee brought fresh worries Sunday to the half million U.S. followers of a faith whose congregants have worried about their safety since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when some began targeting adherents of a peaceful religion that stresses the equality… Keep Reading

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AT&T Prepared To Keep Customers Connected During Hurricane Season in Georgia

AT&T is committed to keep its customers connected during the upcoming hurricane season – before, during and after storms – and has one of the industry’s largest and most advanced business continuity and disaster response programs to make sure its networks stay up and running. No one knows when the next tropical storm or hurricane… Keep Reading

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