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What did the first national EAS test sound like?

The nationwide test took place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Tags: EAS , FCC

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 04:17pm EST
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What you should know about the national EAS test

Because of its unprecedented nature of the first EAS test, government officials don't know quite what to expect, the chief of the FCC public safety and homeland security bureau, Jamie Barnett, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris.

Tags: DHS , EAS alert , FCC , Jamie Barnett , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Friday - 11/04/2011, 12:09pm EDT
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Officials willing to 'bang heads' to bring DHS systems in line

The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.

Tags: DHS , data , cybersecurity , technology , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Todd Platts , Peggy Sherry , Robert West , James McCoy , financial management , IT reform , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Oct. 26

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , headlines , DoD , pay and benefits , DHS , Richard Spires

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 08:28am EDT

FEMA's attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina , inspector general , Richard Serino , Matt Jadacki , Maurice McTigue , George Mason University , disaster response , Improper payments , fraud , financial management , DHS , Emily Kopp , Mark Pryor , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT
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COOP/Disaster Recovery

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Originally Aired November 14th @ 3:05pm

Tags: technology , COOP , disaster recovery , david garratt , col. scott miller , Army , alec chalmers , Symantec , jim preissner , ViON , hitachi , Jim Flyzik , Tom Trezza

Friday - 10/20/2006, 11:05am EDT

Homeland Security: Inside & Out - March 24th, 2009

Cyber-terrorists perpetuating hoaxes, new requirements for maritime cargo, and managing risks at sporting events.

Tags: mngt , DHS , cybersecurity , Cori Dauber , Richard DiNucci , Kay Goss , Louis Marciani , Steve Jones , John Verrico

Friday - 03/20/2009, 08:10pm EDT

Michael Brown: how to learn from Haiti

Federal agencies, contractors and workers continue to work in Haiti to help that country in recovery efforts. While there, feds are using lessons learned from other disasters, like Hurricane Katrina and the Christmas Day tsunami. A former FEMA administrator gives Federal News Radio a few tips on how to learn from the experience.

Tags: technology , management , Next of Kin Registry , Michael Brown , Haiti , earthquake , best practices , lessons learned

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 01:27pm EST
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FEMA director says agency tackles more than just hurricanes

In his first appearance on Federal News Radio, Administrator Craig Fugate talks about the role of his agency, his goals and why the public needs to always be prepared for an emergency.

Tags: management , Craig Fugate , Hurricane Katrina , emergency preparedness , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 12/02/2009, 08:00pm EST
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