The All Hazards Consortium (AHC) is a state-sanctioned 501c3 non-profit org focused on expediting getting communities and businesses back to business following any type of emergency.
The AHC exists to create a new approach to sharing sensitive operational information to enhance its government and industry decision making.
The AHC's 6,000+ stakeholders in industry and government work together to create new regional processes and information products to enhance decision making in several areas including:
The AHC's unique legal and policy based trust framework enables government and industry to jointly addresses complex, persistent public/private security and emergency related regional issues in disaster management, business continuity and cyber security.
The AHC's working groups, partnerships and operational solutions provide national reach across multiple critical infrastructure sectors and states.
For more information on the AHC, please click here.
Report - New 2016 Annual Report
The Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG), part of the All Hazards Consortium, released its 2016 annual report this week following its annual meeting last week in Philadelphia, PA.
The FRWG's report outlines the activities, initiatives, meetings, products and services, and partnerships that were advanced during 2016 along with its objectives and initiatives for 2017.
Download Report: CLICK HERE
Policy - New Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-41) on US Cyber Incident Coordination
This Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) sets forth principles governing the Federal Government's response to any cyber incident, whether involving government or private sector entities. Full document: ....CLICK HERE
Policy - FAA releases new regulations for drone usage
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday (6/21/2016) released new regulations covering the use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones. Full Report....CLICK HERE
FEMA Releases 5th National Preparedness Report
The 2016 report identifies 37 key findings across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas describing the progress made during 2015 to advance national preparedness. The NPR also identified the following core capabilities as national areas for improvement: cybersecurity, economic recovery, housing, infrastructure systems, natural and cultural resources, and supply chain integrity and security. Each of these core capabilities were challenged differently across the Nation. Full Report....CLICK HERE
New LinkedIn Group Forming:
Drones/UAVs for Industry & Government Operational Use
With the growing opportunities and concerns around the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Aerial systems (UAS) or Drones across the United States, organizations in both government and the private sector are working to better understand and utilize this emerging technology to:
- address day-to-day operational issues and sector use cases
- deter threats from bad characters
- create better policy and processes
- leverage experiences & best practices & investments in the future.
1) To develop a shared perspective in industry and government on this developing UAV/UAS/Drone technology
2) To better understand current capabilities and policy
3) To prepare and respond to threats
4) To share best practices
5) To improve operational coordination and reduce inefficiencies
6) To gather recommendations and idea for operational improvements
LinkedIn Group Info:https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Drones-UAVs-Industry-Government-Operational-8515880/about
Small Business Expertise Sought to Help Solve Homeland Security Challenges
Washington D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it is seeking proposals from small businesses to address technical challenges in homeland security. Beginning December 16, 2015, DHS will accept proposals for its upcoming Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program FY 16.1 joint solicitation which covers 13 technical areas from two DHS organizations, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
“It is vitally important that we cast a wide net to find highly innovative solutions to the Nation’s homeland security challenges,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers. “We know that America’s small businesses are creative problem solvers and engines of innovation and we want to hear from them. We encourage eligible, U.S. small businesses to explore the topic areas presented in this funding opportunity and submit proposals that capture their best thinking. We are particularly interested in receiving proposals from under-represented groups, such as women-owned small businesses and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses.”
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The AHC is on iTunes
The AHC along with its partner the All Hazards Emergency Network have partnered on a series of podcast interviews. The All Hazards Emergency Network (AHEN) was created to allow Public and Private Sector Emergency Management stakeholders to share their insights, ideas and best practices. To Learn more click here.