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Friday, January 28th, 2022

First Responders

DOJ awards $1.6 billion in grants to reduce violent crime

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is awarding $1.6 billion in grants to support programs designed to reduce violent crime while strengthening communities. “The Department of Justice is committed to supporting our state and local partners to combat crime across the country,” Attorney General... Read More »

Marine Corps conduct field training exercise in Japan

Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel recently conducted Resolute Dragon 21, the largest bilateral field training exercise, which was executed in Japan. The exercise involved over 4,000 troops from 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and the JGSDF’s... Read More »

Officials applaud $4.2M in law enforcement grants

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) recently joined first responders in recognizing a pair of achievements they said would aid police and fire personnel. The group celebrated the signing into law of Pascrell’s Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA), a measure that improves... Read More »

DHS funds target interoperable messaging capabilities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) recently awarded funds to a firm to advance first responder interoperable messaging capabilities. The $1,545,286.03 allotment to Mobility 4 Public Safety (M4PS) would aid in developing the Bridge 4 Public... Read More »

DHS addresses law enforcement best practices

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said the agency has formed the Law Enforcement Coordination Council (LECC) to assess varied law enforcement matters -- including its law enforcement policies and training. “Law enforcement is a noble profession," DHS Secretary Alejandro N.... Read More »

NDAA to include 9-1-1 dispatcher reclassification

Legislation reclassifying 9-1-1 dispatchers from Office and Administrative Support to Protective Service Occupations was approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives as an amendment in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), according to lawmakers. U.S. Reps.... Read More »

DOJ awards nearly $187M for community safety

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that its Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), part of the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), had awarded nearly $187 million to support public safety and community justice activities. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance... Read More »

DHS S&T soliciting JamX 22 exercise participation

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) officials said the agency is seeking participants for the 2022 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise (JamX 22). There has been a Request for Information (RFI) issued for the endeavor at White Sands Missile... Read More »

Air Force selects Cyber Warfare Wing site

Air Force officials said the military branch has selected Ohio’s Mansfield-Lahm Air National Guard Base as the preferred venue for a new Cyber Warfare Wing mission. Officials said the transformation would support Air Combat Command’s future requirements -- resulting in operational mission... Read More »

DHS exploring crowd count, analysis technology

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) officials said the agency is exploring the use of technology to aid with crowd count and analysis. Officials cited the potential to prevent delayed, inadequate, or misplaced responses to crowds in detailing a request... Read More »