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Protectors of the National Capital Region

Andrew Lauland, homeland security advisor to Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) in Maryland, is no stranger to his state’s homeland security issues. He spent more than four years as O’Malley’s homeland security advisor in the City of Baltimore when O’Malley was mayor there.

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Homeland security funding—after the deadline

Now that the deadline for the most significant homeland security grants has passed, first responders have two options with respect to funding their projects for the coming year: wait for the fruits of their labors to come through or keep pushing forward.

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‘Never again,’ McCain Vows in New Orleans

John McCain made a bold promise Thursday to this still-staggering city, where the legacy of Hurricane Katrina is evident in blocks of abandoned homes and trash-strewn streets."Never again," McCain said during a news conference in the city's Lower 9th Ward. "Never again will a disaster of this nature be handled in the terrible and disgraceful way that it was handled."

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Cost-Effective Information Interoperability for All-Hazards Events

In Part One of this article I described the environment of diminishing all-hazards preparedness funding that is strapping local communities to the point where the vast majority of local emergency management organizations will soon be unable to afford often pricey commercial incident management products and solutions. This creates a "necessity is the mother of invention" situation for communities. It becomes necessary for communities to be more creative with their limited funding resources in developing or enhancing planning and preparedness capabilities, including becoming more interoperable with neighboring communities, other agencies and critical response organizations.

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Emergency Summit

Is Montana prepared in the event of an emergency? Emergency managers and community leaders discussed readiness Wednesday in Billings at the Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit.

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