Mission Statement FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Region 1 HiEd Program Works to build relationships with HiEd institutions Develops partnerships with public AND private sector; EM & HLS Promotes best practices from all regions; Draws from DHS CoEs -Explores competitive training grant program (CTGP) opportunities - Links existing CTGP recipients to ongoing initiatives in the public/private sector
Benefits: Building Partnerships Ed workshops & training for comm. leaders Incorporate risk mgt topics into courses Institute student comm. service learning projects Help comm. w public education & outreach efforts Education Instruction Gather info & conduct analysis to help communities make better hazard risk reduction decisions Research Apply expert knowledge to solve comm. Problems Offer GIS labs, meeting rooms, conference facilities & other resources to support comm. EM program Provide technical staff to facilitate meetings & coord projects Work w local biz comm. To address their vulnerability to local risks Service
Strengthening Academic Programs FEMA Regional Office Provides subject matter expertise in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Serves as Non-Voting Members of academic institution Coordinates letters of support for curriculum development Coordinates Conferences, Seminars and Workshop support
HiEd: Map of EM Programs 7 KEY: BS= Bachelor of Science Cert.= Undergraduate Certificate Program GCert.= Graduate Certificate Program E = Emergency EM= Emergency Management HS= Homeland Security MA= Masters Hartford Post University—HS Cert. Capital Community College—EM Cert. Westfield State University—HS Cert. Boston University—MA E + Org Continuity Mgmt, GCert. Managing Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Storm Ready Mass. Maritime Academy— BS & MA in EM Curry College- Cert. Homeland Defense Tufts University-—MA Humanitarian Assistance Salve Regina University— Gcert in HS Norwich University MA Business Continuity (COOP) Anna Maria College—EM MA, GCert. Keene State College- Safety + EM Cert. Riviera College Cert. UMaine—EM Cert. UM-FK UM-S Daniel Webster— HLS UCONN- Collaborative Leadership in HLS Harvard—NPLI & BC Storm Ready URI— GCert in HS. University of New Haven GCert in EM CCRI— Associates in EM
Grant mapping/resource opportunities Annual HiEd Conference Integration with local, county, State emergency management/homeland security hierarchy Integration of programs (private sector, CERT, STEP, etc.) Standardize EM plans on/around campuses Internships and employment opportunities Involvement with the greater community –C-CERT –Technical support (volunteers, engineering, GIS, etc.) –College Exemplars/SMEs/Federal Centers of Excellence HiEd Program Initiatives
The National Preparedness Goal A secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk. Defined by the capability target measures of the core capabilities within the mission areas of prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and recover
National Preparedness Goal Supporting Components Core capabilities : Distinct highly interdependent elements necessary for our success Capability targets: Performance threshold(s) for each core capability that will guide our allocation of resources to support national preparedness Emphasis on whole community: Whole community includes all members of society, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, state, and local governments The Goal seeks to enable the whole community to contribute to and benefit from national preparedness Strategic National Risk Assessment: In accordance with PPD-8, a Strategic National Risk Assessment was conducted The SNRA identified a wide range of threats and hazards that pose a significant risk to the nation, affirming the need for an all-hazards, capability-based approach to preparedness planning
Core Capabilities Critical Transportation Fatality Management Services Interdiction and Disruption Mass Search and Rescue Operations Public and Private Services and Resources Mass Care Services Planning Public Health and Medical Services Infrastructure Systems Operational Communications On-Scene Security and Protection Situational Assessment Health and Social Services Environmental Response / Health and Safety Planning Forensics and Attribution Interdiction and Disruption Intelligence and Information Sharing Access Control and Identity Verification Screening, Search and Detection Planning PREVENTPROTECTRESPONDRECOVER Economic Recovery Housing Community Resilience Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment Threats and Hazard Identification MITIGATE Infrastructure Systems Natural and Cultural Resources Intelligence and Information Sharing Operational Coordination Physical Protective Measures Cybersecurity Operational Coordination Public Information and Warning Operational Coordination Planning Risk Management for Protection Programs and Activities Planning Screening, Search and Detection Supply Chain Integrity and Security
National Level Exercise 12 Part of a series of congressionally mandated preparedness exercises designed to educate and prepare participants for potential catastrophic events The NLE 2012 process will examine the Nation’s ability to coordinate and implement prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans and capabilities pertaining to a significant cyber event or a series of related cyber events. Unique to NLE 2012 will be an emphasis on the shared responsibility among the Federal Government; state, local, tribal nations and territories (SLTT); the private sector; and international partners to secure cyberspace and respond together to a significant cyber incident.
Universities Emergency & Risk Managers were provided briefings and allowed to frame out how a cyber attack would affect Boston and the Region. Integrating HIED Partners in NLE 12 The Boston Consortium is a collection of colleges and universities that FEMA has engaged to assist with the design and development of NLE 12 Cyber affects on the Boston Area.
The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a collaborative, cross-sector research facility working to address the most critical and sophisticated cyber security challenges. The ACSC is a group of public and private organizations that track and share Cyber Threat information. Presently there are 22 members to include: The Federal Reserve Bank, Boston University, Northeastern University, MIT, Harvard, Bank of Boston, Fidelity, and the Comm of Mass. This cross section of public and private entities forms a strong alliance against Cyber Threats. Integrating HIED Partners in NLE 12
Rhode Island HiEd Cyber Center of Excellence Rhode Island Cyber Disruption Team: The Rhode Island Cyber Security Initiative works to address gap in protecting critical infrastructure within Rhode Island from cyber attacks and cyber terrorism related events. University of Rhode Island Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Center: The DFCSC was established in 2004 with a grant from the US National Science Foundation. Since then it has continued to deliver cutting edge research and technology, teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in degree programs, train local, state, and federal law enforcement, consult for local, state, and federal law enforcement, and provided digital forensics services to attorneys, businesses, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and individuals.
Norwich University COE Norwich University Center of Academic Excellence in Digital Forensics Serve as Subject Matter-Exert for National Level Exercise 12 Cyber Security
State & Local: Integration with HIED An Intelligence-based exercise predicated on information sharing between law enforcement and fusion centers. Scenario: Multiple coordinated attacks throughout the Northeast: Will also challenge communications and command and control. Exercise Three Part Series: 1.Seminar Conducted on March 10 th with well over 100 attendees from HiEd, Federal, State and Local officials. 2.TTX conducted on June 18 th 3.Full-Scale Exercise October 21, 2011
University of Vermont research: strategies for aiding mobile home residents during disaster Norwich cadets/VT Law School helped muck out homes, remove items for victims. Helped disaster victims fill out FEMA paperwork Norwich women’s soccer team cleared mud from driveways. Students helped hand out food/water PSA to be aired for University Radio program; capture screen messaging to be placed on TV monitors; and disaster assistance information to be announced at Norwich University Parent/Student weekend and Homecoming games Vermont HiEd Community Responds to Tropical Storm Irene
Within 5 Years Working with the States, markedly change New England’s preparedness culture Enhance individual preparedness through integrated educational programs Connect age groups through emergency management/homeland security educational programs Provide alternative emergency management educational programs for high school, Outward Bound, Scouts Enhance emergency management/homeland security knowledge base through HiEd “network”; connecting them with their emergency management communities, exemplars, Federal Centers of Excellence, and others
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