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Sharon Pieczenik, DHS

FEMA, first responders emphasize resilient, redundant communications ahead of storm season

Viable communications are necessary for disaster response efforts. That’s why FEMA’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan puts an emphasis on resiliency and redundancy…

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A surfer makes his way out into the water as a subtropical approaches on Monday, May 28, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. The storm gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

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National Weather Service’s forecasters get new career management system

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USACE/Michael GlaschBrig. Gen. Diana Holland, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - South Atlantic Division, visits with Soldiers from the 27th Engineer Brigade , Sunday Sept. 24, who are making repairs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), N.C. MOTSU received some damage to various parts of its infrastructure (roads, bridges and rail) when Hurricane Florence hit the installation. As the U.S. military's largest ammunition terminal, MOTSU serves as a transfer point between rail, trucks, and ships for the import and export of ammunition, explosives and military equipment for the DoD.

Army Corps continues flood fighting efforts during tumultuous hurricane season

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Power comes from complex planning

Gigi Schumm welcomes Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner at the Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade, to talk awards, leadership style…

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Mike Newchurch, Paula Tucker

Joe Pica: After 80 years, Weather Service automates weather balloon launches to gather data in Alaska

New technology now allows the National Weather Service to automate weather balloon launches in remote areas of Alaska, which, for the last 80 years have…

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Dan Sobien: Weather Service employees displeased with 2019 budget proposal

The 2019 budget proposal set out to cut the National Weather Service budget by 8 percent and eliminate nearly 250 forecasting positions.

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