Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency


CISA is helping pave the way to secure IoT systems, FEMA official says

April 26, 2022

Via: FCW

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is playing a key role in guiding agencies towards ensuring their Internet of Things devices and systems are secure, according to a senior technology expert at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. James Rodd, FEMA’s […]

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Feds OK’d Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More

February 22, 2021

Via: Government Executive

In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, allowing as many as 5 million of the masks per month to be shipped overseas. The […]

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The federal $300 unemployment benefit is set to expire. Will there be a replacement?

September 14, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum last month to provide a $300 enhanced weekly unemployment benefit to be paid on top of state benefits. But the $44 billion allocated by Trump for the enhanced unemployment benefit, which comes from the […]

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FEMA Head Says Hurricane Irma Will ‘Devastate’ Part of the U.S.

September 8, 2017

Via: Fortune

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Friday Hurricane Irma will devastate part of the United States and that U.S. officials are preparing a massive response to the storm. With Irma set to hit Florida as early […]

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Why FEMA needs a new administrator, now

March 1, 2017

Via: FCW

The Federal Emergency Management Agency needs a new, experienced administrator quickly or it could lose some of its forward momentum, said both the agency’s former head and lawmakers during a hearing on FEMA’s future. “FEMA is not the place for […]