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Microsoft Developing Virtual Reality for Disaster Response

Microsoft has released a video showing how the company is tapping into the virtual world to better prepare people for floods, earthquakes and other calamities. The video shows how Microsoft Research is constructing whole buildings in virtual reality, so that people can learn how to respond to disasters within specific situations. Microsoft have used a… Keep Reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Video Released by DHS Secretary

A video to kick off the official start of hurricane season, which began Thursday, was released by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly. Kelly urged Americans in the potential path of a hurricane to know their risk, prepare and stay informed. Kelly also reiterated that DHS and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue… Keep Reading

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DHS, European Commission Issue Joint Statement on Aviation Security Cooperation

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, hosted a delegation from the United States in Brussels led by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, to discuss issues related to aviation security and safety. At the meeting, both sides exchanged information on the serious evolving… Keep Reading

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Coast Guard, Local Explosive Detection K-9 Teams Participate in Joint Maritime Training

The US Coast Guard, state and local explosive-detection K-9 teams participated this week in a joint maritime training event called Bomb Dogs on the Bay to hone their explosive-ordnance detection skills at the Berkeley Marina in California. The training provided an opportunity for different agencies to familiarize the K-9s and handlers with the noise, movement… Keep Reading

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Red Cross Urges Helping Save Trauma Patients’ Lives by Giving Blood

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. The Red Cross noted in its announcement that, “According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3… Keep Reading

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DHS Unveils Trusted Traveler Comparison Tool

A new Trusted Traveler comparison tool which helps prospective applicants find the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Traveler Program that best matches their citizenship and travel preferences has been launched by DHS. DHS said, “More than 10 million low-risk travelers currently receive expedited clearance as members of one of the five Trusted Traveler Programs:… Keep Reading

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