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DHS helps localities use tech

In the next several weeks, the Homeland Security Department will unveil a new initiative to implement technologies and systems into local communities and regions. With strong cooperation from local and regional jurisdictions, DHS officials will help the transition and integration of advanced technologies into those communities from a bottom-up approach rather than a top-down approach, said Nancy Suski, director of emergency preparedness and response within DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate. The department will test the Safe Cities initiative in a select number of communities that have not been finalized yet because it’s still going through internal vetting, she said. Her division is also working with the Federal Emergency Management Administration, DHS’ Office for Domestic Preparedness, DHS’ Office of State and Local Coordination and several state and local communities. Full Story

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