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HSGP Funding for Security Efforts. Presented by Michele Robinson. What is the HSGP?. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Program Federal funding to help States achieve a variety of prevention and preparedness goals.

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Hsgp funding for security efforts

HSGP Funding for Security Efforts

Presented by

Michele Robinson

What is the hsgp
What is the HSGP?

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Program

  • Federal funding to help States achieve a variety of prevention and preparedness goals.

  • Supports prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

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The cyber security piece
The Cyber Security Piece

  • Many CI/KR sectors are now highly dependent on technology and the Internet

    • Communications and Information Technology

    • Banking and Finance

    • Energy and Water

  • So…just as many are now highly dependent upon robust cyber security as well as physical security

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    Consider your state security requirement needs
    Consider Your State Security Requirement Needs

    • Disaster management

      • Planning, training and testing/exercise efforts

    • Information sharing & analysis

      • Communication and collaboration tools

    • Cyber security

      • IDS/IPS, log correlation and forensics tools

    • Physical Security

      • Cameras, alarms, access controls

    • All

      • Computer Hardware/Software

      • Planning, training, testing plans

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    Navigating the application process
    Navigating the Application Process

    • Not always clear

    • Moving target

    • Attend the grant application workshop when offered

    • Will take some effort

    • More so, if you are small agency and do not have a grants management unit with experienced grant writers and support

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    Navigating the application process1
    Navigating the Application Process

    • Read through all of the DHS/OHS Strategy and Grant Guidance documents

    • Read through additional resource material

    • Determine your eligibility and Agency requirements

    • Obtain Executive Management support

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    Navigating the Application Process

    • Follow the application instructions exactly

    • Obtain clarification from the OHS State representative as needed

    • Talk with others who have been successful

    • Take your best shot

    • If you don’t succeed…try again!

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    Tentative timeline
    Tentative Timeline

    Jan – Program Guidance and Application Kit published by DHS

    Mar – CA Supplement published by OHS

    Mar- Apr – CA sub-grantee application workshops

    Apr – State applications due to DHS

    Jul – State funding awards announced by DHS

    Jul – State sub-allocations released by OHS

    Aug – CA sub-grantee applications due to OHS

    Oct – CA sub-grantee awards announced by OHS

    Performance period = 2 to 2.5 years

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    Our request
    Our Request

    • Statewide Cyber Security Strategy

      • Technical assistance with gap analyses

      • Development of incident response strategy and plan

      • Cyber Security Training (Sentinel)

      • Development of exercise plans

      • Participation in Cyber Storm II

      • Equipment to support activities

      • Reference materials and other tools for standards and policy development

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    Our request1
    Our Request

    • 2008 Cyber Security Awareness Conference

    • Online Learning Management System for Cyber Security & Privacy Awareness Training

    • Online Incident Reporting System

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    Dhs resources
    DHS Resources

    • DHS – 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program


    • National Strategy for Homeland Security


    • National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace


    • National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets


    • National Infrastructure Protection Plan


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    Dhs ohs resources
    DHS/OHS Resources

    • DHS-NIPP IT Sector Plan


    • OHS Grants Management Home page


    • OHS FY 07 Grant Information


    • OHS Critical Infrastructure Protection page


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    Other recommended resources
    Other RecommendedResources

    • IT Sector Coordinating Council (SCC)


    • Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council


    • National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NASTAC)


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    Other recommended resources1
    Other RecommendedResources

    • NASCIO Privacy & Security Committee


    • US-Cert posting of DHS-NIPP & Cyber Security Fact Sheet


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