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NATO Allies to establish Integrated Cyber Defense Center

On Thursday, NATO Allies announced they had reached an agreement to establish a new center that will address increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. The NATO Integrated Cyber Defence Centre (NICC) will augment the protection of NATO and Allied networks as well as the use of cyberspace as an... Read More »

FEMA rule to increase flooding resiliency finalized

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday it had published a final rule to implement Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). The final rule provides a flexible framework to increase resilience against flooding and help protect... Read More »

Legislation to secure titanium filed

In late June, U.S. Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Dan Kildee (D-MI) joined several of their colleagues to introduce legislation that would temporarily ensure U.S. titanium manufacturers have access to the global titanium marketplace. The Securing America’s Titanium Manufacturing Act would... Read More »

DHS to make new fire safety technology available for testing

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced it would be making an innovative new fire safety tool available to fire departments across the country for testing. The tool – a helmet-mounted indoor visualization and navigation device... Read More »

House approves Homeland Security Appropriations Act funding

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 212 to 203 to approve the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2025. The $64.8 billion provides $600 million for southern border wall construction and forces Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to build the physical barriers... Read More »

Fire Grants and Safety Act heads to president’s desk

After advancement out of the Senate, the Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023 (S.870) is headed to President Joe Biden for signature, with the promise of a five-year reauthorization for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and grant assistance. Drawing from the Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023... Read More »