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K-12 School Shooting Database 2.0

Two years after launching the K-12 School Shooting Database in September 2018, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School has completed an overhaul of the database’s public website. Keep Reading

// by Kristina Tanasichuk

Operationalizing #NeverForget: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

As we reflect on the impacts of September 11th on our present and future, we at Homeland Security Today urge you to operationalize the pledge to never forget: To recognize the evolving and changing nature of the threats to our people and way of life, and to work to be part of the solution. To work to solve problems instead of creating more victims. To unite as Americans against those who wish to harm us. And, perhaps most importantly, to recognize that the consequences of just one successful attack are more than we are willing to tolerate. Keep Reading

// by Kalyna White

FEMA to Award Up to $660 Million in Hazard Mitigation Assistance

FEMA has recently opened the FY20 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notification of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs. The FMA grant program provides states, local communities, tribes, and territories with funding for mitigation activity to strengthen the… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Devastating Wildfires, Extreme Weather Raise Concerns About Lack of Preparedness for Climate Change

Six of the 20 largest wildfires in California history started in August and September 2020 and with average high temperatures continuing to set records, calls are increasing to address the connection between extreme weather events and climate change. Leaders in western states have said it’s impossible to deny the impacts of climate change after witnessing the devastation from recent… Keep Reading

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