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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Office for Domestic Preparedness

Jeffrey R. Hall

Senior Program Manager

Information Management and Preparedness Support Division

State and Local Program Management Division

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DHS Mission

  • Prevent terrorist attacks within the U.S.

  • Reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism.

  • Minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

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DHS Background

  • September 11, 2001: Terrorists attack America.

  • October 8, 2001: President George W. Bush creates White House Office of Homeland Security.

  • June 2002: President George W. Bush introduces to Congress his proposal for a new Department.

  • November 2002: Congress passes the Homeland Security Bill.

  • November 25, 2002: President Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law.

  • January 24, 2003: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is born.

  • March 1, 2003: Majority of the affected agencies join the new Department of Homeland Security.

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DHS Purpose

  • Homeland security functions traditionally have been dispersed among dozens of federal agencies and thousands of first responder groups across America.

  • DHS streamlines and centralizes federal actions into one cohesive unit. It provides one point of contact for state and local groups and the private sector.

  • The result is a better prepared America.

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DHS Goals

  • Integrate Department Functions

  • Develop New Service Capabilities

  • Enhance Access to Information

  • Establish Regions

  • Support State, Local and Private Sector Activities

  • Preserve Individual Freedoms and Ensure Economic Security

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2004 DHS Budget

  • The FY 04 is a 2% increase over FY 03

  • FY 04 budget is $30.4 billion

  • Budget Highlights:

    • $5.8 billion for customs and border protection

    • $4.6 billion for TSA

    • $4.2 billion for “first responders”

    • $6.8 billion for the Coast Guard

    • $890 million for the president’s “Project Bioshield” to develop and stockpile vaccines and treatments for chemical and biological weapons

    • $60 million to help civilian passenger jets evade shoulder-fired missiles

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DHS Organization

  • DHS combines 22 federal agencies into four policy directorates:

    • Border and Transportation Security

      • ODP is under the BTS Directorate

    • Emergency Preparedness and Response

    • Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection

    • Science and Technology

  • The fifth directorate focuses on Management.

  • The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Secret Service and Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service exist as distinct entities.

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Executive Secretary

Commandant of

Coast Guard

Legislative Affairs



Deputy Secretary

Inspector General

Public Affairs

General Counsel

State and Local Coordination

Civil Rights and

Civil Liberties

Citizenship & Immigration Service


Director, Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (1)

Special Assistant to the Secretary

(private sector)

Director of the

Secret Service

Small & Disadvantaged


Privacy Officer

National Capital Region Coordination

Chief of Staff

International Affairs

Shared Services

Counter Narcotics

Under Secretary


Under Secretary

Science and Technology

Under Secretary Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection

Under Secretary

Border & Transportation Security

Under Secretary Emergency Preparedness and Response

DHS Organizational Chart

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Agencies Transferred Into the Border and Transportation Security Directorate

  • Office for Domestic Preparedness – transferred from DOJ (slated to move out of BTS and will be absorbed into the Office of State and Local Government Coordination, directly under the DHS Secretary)

  • Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (TREAS)

  • Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DOJ)

  • Transportation Security Administration (DOT)

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (TREAS)

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Agencies Transferred Into the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Strategic National Stockpile (HHS)

  • National Disaster Medical System (HHS)

  • Nuclear Incident Response Team (Energy)

  • Domestic Emergency Support Teams (DOJ)

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Entities Transferred Into the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate

  • Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (DOC)

  • Federal Computer Incident Research Center (GSA)

  • National Communications System (DOD)

  • National Infrastructure Protection Center (FBI)

  • Office of Energy Assurance/National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (DOE)

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Programs Transferred Into the Science and Technology Directorate

  • CBRN Countermeasures Program (DOE)

  • Environmental Measurements Laboratory (DOE)

  • National Biological Warfare Defense Analysis Center (DOD)

  • Plum Island Animal Disease Center (USDA)

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Management Directorate Directorate

  • Budgeting, appropriations, expenditure of funds, accounting finance, procurement;

  • Human resources and personnel, including personnel security;

  • Information technology;

  • Facilities, property, equipment, and other material resources;

  • Identification and tracking of performance measurements relating to the responsibilities of the Department.

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United States Secret Service (USSS) Directorate

  • Protect the President and other government leaders.

  • Plan, coordinate and implement security for designated national special security events (NSSE).

  • Protect U.S. currency from counterfeiters and safeguarding Americans from credit card fraud.

  • Emphasize prevention through protective intelligence and threat assessment.

  • Apply dual mission to protect nation’s key assets and critical infrastructure.

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United States Coast Guard (USCG) Directorate

  • Maritime Homeland Security - Protect ports, waterways, & flow of commerce from terrorism- Secure maritime borders against illegal drugs, illegal aliens, firearms, & WMD

  • National Defense- Armed Service at all times- Port Operations, Security, and Defense- Ensure rapid deployment and re-supply of military assets- Force provider for National Military Commands (NORTHCOM, et al)

  • Protection of Natural Resources - Prevention and response to oil & hazardous material spills.- Protect against illegal fishing & destruction of natural resources

  • Maritime Mobility- Waterways Management, Ice-breaking, Aids to Navigation

  • Maritime Safety - Search & Rescue- Commercial & recreational boating safety

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Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS) Directorate

  • Immigrant and nonimmigrant sponsorship.

  • Adjustment of immigrant status.

  • Work authorization and other permits.

  • Naturalization of qualified applicants for citizenship.

  • Asylum or refugee processing.

  • Visa issuance to foreign nationals.

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Office of Private Sector Liaison Directorate

  • Create and foster strategic communication with the private sector

  • Advise the Secretary of the impact of Department policies on the private sector

  • Interface with Federal agencies that have Homeland Security missions to asses their impact on the private sector

  • Create and manage Private Sector Advisory Councils

  • Work with federal labs, research and development centers, and academia to develop innovative approaches and technology

  • Promote public-private partnerships to provide collaboration and mutual support

  • Develop and promote private sector best practices to secure critical infrastructure

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Office of State and Local Government Coordination Directorate

  • Serve as single point of integration for oversight and coordination of departmental programs for, and relationships with, state, territorial, tribal, and local governments.

  • Position the Department to provide coordinated, integrated support to territorial, tribal, state, and local governments.

  • Utilize state and local knowledge about their communities to help secure the homeland.

  • Share relevant information with state and local entities positioned to act on it.

  • Help build resilient communities and support local economic recovery in the event of a major incident.

  • Identify homeland-security-related activities that are most efficiently accomplished at the federal, state, local or regional level.

ODP will be combined with this office

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Office of International Affairs Directorate

  • Promote information and education exchange with nations friendly to the United States in order to promote sharing of best practices and technologies relating to homeland security.

  • Identify areas for homeland security information and training exchange where the United States has a demonstrated weakness and another friendly nation or nations have a demonstrated expertise.

  • Plan and undertake international conferences, exchange programs, and training activities.

  • Manage international activities within the Department in coordination with other Federal officials with responsibility for counter-terrorism matters.

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FAQ: Where is DHS Located? Directorate

  • DHS headquarters is currently located at the Nebraska Avenue Center (NAC) in Northwest Washington, D.C.

  • The NAC is a United States Navy facility which provides secure connectivity.

  • Headquarters for the new Department will remain at the NAC for at least a period of several months.

  • The vast majority of incoming DHS employees based in the Washington, D.C. area will continue to work at their current locations.

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FAQ: How do I contact the Department of Homeland Security? Directorate

  • www.dhs.gov

  • 202-282-8000 (main line)

  • 202-282-8404 (main fax)

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Washington, DC 20528

    Attn: Division/Name of Employee

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ODP Overview Directorate

  • ODP Background

  • ODP Programs

  • Assessments and Homeland Security Strategies

  • Current Grant Resources

  • ODP Program Guidance/Requirements

  • Questions/Discussion

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ODP Background Directorate

  • 1997: Terrorism related projects are funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs (OJP, USDOJ).

  • April 1998: ODP is created and established as part of OJP.

  • September 11, 2001: Terrorists attack America.

  • October 8, 2001: President George W. Bush creates White House Office of Homeland Security.

  • June 2002: President George W. Bush introduces to Congress his proposal for a new Department.

  • November 2002: Congress passes the Homeland Security Bill.

  • November 25, 2002: President Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law.

  • January 24, 2003: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is born.

  • March 1, 2003: ODP transfers to DHS from OJP

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ODP Mission Directorate

  • Effective March 1, 2003, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred ODP to the Border and Transportation Security Directorate within DHS. (Pending transfer to the Office of State and Local Government Coordination)

  • “The primary responsibility within the executive branch of Government for the preparedness of the United States for acts of terrorism.”

    – Sec 430, HLS Act of 2002

  • Prevention, response to, and recovery from incidents of terrorism involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) weapons and cyber attacks

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ODP Funding History Directorate(millions)

  • FY 97 - $5.0

  • FY 98 - $21.0

  • FY 99 - $127.0

  • FY 00 - $112.0

  • FY 01 - $184.88

  • FY 02 - $650.99

  • FY 03 - $3,223.5

  • FY 04 - $4,013.2*

    *Also manages over $700 M transferred from FEMA

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ODP FY04 Appropriations Directorate

  • Grants to states and Territories: $1,675,058,500

  • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention: $497,050,000

  • Urban Areas Security Initiative: $720,722,500

  • Citizen Corps: $34,793,500

  • NDPC: $134,203,500

  • Technical Assistance: $29,823,000

  • National Exercise and Evaluation Program: $49,705,000

  • Competitive Training Grants: $59,646,000

  • Equipment and Testing: $16,899,700

  • Management and Administration: $29,823,000

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ODP Accomplishments Directorate

ODP provides planning and equipment grants, training, exercises, technical assistance, and other resources to state and local emergency responders. Since 1998, ODP has:

  • Trained more than 400,000 emergency first responders

  • Conducted over 369 combating terrorism exercises, including the Top Officials (TOPOFF) exercise series

  • Made available over $6.6 billion in homeland security funding for equipment acquisitions, training, exercises and planning

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ODP Program Approach Directorate

  • Work with State Administrative Agency designated by Governor

  • State Homeland Security Strategy Program

    • Identify state and local capabilities and needs through threat/vulnerability/needs assessments

    • Develop multi-year preparedness plans

  • State Assistance Plans

    • Created from strategies as blueprint for the utilization of federal, state, and local resources to meet preparedness needs

  • Distribution of ODP services

    • Tailored services based on identified needs

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ODP Responsibilities Directorate

  • The Homeland Security Act assigns eight expanded responsibilities to ODP:

    • Incorporate the national strategy into planning guidance.

    • Support risk analysis and risk management activities.

    • Direct and supervise federal terrorism preparedness grant programs.

    • Coordinate preparedness efforts.

    • Provide training for federal, state and local agencies and international entities.

    • Coordinate and consolidate communications relating to homeland security.

    • Cooperate closely with FEMA.

    • Consolidate terrorism related elements of FEMA’s Office of National Preparedness.

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ODP Equipment Program Directorate

  • ODP provides assistance to state and local agencies with specialized response equipment:

    • Formula grants for equipment acquisition.

    • Grant Assistance Program (GAP).

    • Equipment Purchase Assistance Program.

    • Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) Program.

    • Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program (DPETAP).

    • Pre-Positioned Equipment Program (PEP).

      • Transferred to FEMA in 2004

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ODP Equipment Program Directorate

  • States may purchase first responder equipment in the following categories:

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Detection Equipment

    • Decontamination Equipment

    • Interoperable Communications Equipment

    • Terrorism Incident Prevention Equipment

    • Explosive Device Mitigation and Remediation Equipment

    • Physical Security Enhancement Equipment

    • Medical Supplies/Pharmaceuticals

    • CBRNE Logistical Support Equipment

    • CBRNE Incident Response Vehicles

    • CBRNE Search and Rescue Equipment

    • CBRNE Reference Materials

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ODP Equipment Program Directorate

  • Eligible First Responder Disciplines

    • Law Enforcement

    • Fire Service

    • Hazardous Materials

    • Public Works

    • Emergency Management

    • Governmental Administrative

    • Public Safety Communications

    • Health Care

    • Public Health

    • Emergency Medical Services

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ODP Training Program Directorate

  • ODP provides comprehensive combating terrorism training based on accepted professional standards.

  • In FY03, ODP initiated:

    • Training grants to institutionalize awareness-level training at the state level.

    • The Naval Post Graduate School Homeland Security Masters Degree Program.

    • A Performance-Based Training, Exercise and Evaluation Management System.

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ODP Exercise Program Directorate

  • ODP provides expert assistance in design, development, conduct and evaluation of combating terrorism exercises, and involves:

    • Grant funding for state exercise programs.

    • A National Exercise Program, including the TOPOFF Exercise Series and the National Special Security Event Exercise Program.

    • Coordination with federal, state and local partners to implement a performance and threat-based, peer evaluated national homeland security exercise program.

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ODP Technical Assistance Program Directorate

  • ODP provides tailored expert assistance to the Homeland Security community in combating terrorism, including:

    • Support for State Homeland Security Strategy development and conduct of assessments.

    • Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) / Helpline, and homeland security information resources.

    • Support to key public sector associations.

    • Support to meet specific requests outside of training, exercise, and equipment support.

    • Support Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program.

    • Support Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program.

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ODP Domestic Equipment Technical Assistance Program (DPETAP) Directorate

  • Provide over $42 million to support DPETAP

  • Assists emergency first responders to better select, operate, and maintain their radiological, chemical and biological detection and response equipment by providing nationwide training courses and technical assistance, at no cost to the jurisdiction

  • Provide on‑site training and TA on detection, decontamination, advanced radiation, and Personal Protective Equipment, at no cost to the jurisdiction

  • ODP has developed the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) Program

  • HDER provides surplus and rehabilitated radiological detection instrumentation and other equipment to emergency first responder agencies nationwide, at no cost

  • DPETAP provides nationwide training and TA, at no cost to jurisdictions, on the operation and maintenance of radiation detection equipment

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Assessments Directorate&Homeland Security Strategies

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State Homeland Security DirectorateAssessment and Strategy Process

  • Purpose as an emergency preparedness planning tool

    • Develops baseline for capabilities and needs

    • Formulates comprehensive strategies

    • Assists states and federal government with targeting resources and refining existing programs

  • Process initiated in FY 1999 for 56 states and territories

  • Program Components

    • Assessments

    • State Homeland Security Strategy

    • State Assistance Plan

  • Grant funding support

    • Over $2,927,624,500 in FY 04

    • States must subgrant no less than 80% of its total grant award to local jurisdictions

    • Authorized Program Expenditures: Critical Infrastructure Protection and First Responder Preparedness (Equipment, Exercises, Training, Planning and Administrative)

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Statewide Homeland Security Strategy Directorate

  • A strategy for the state's homeland security needs based on risk and threat assessment data

  • Each strategy includes specific homeland security goals and objectives addressing topics such as:

    • Prevention

    • Response

    • Recovery

  • Strategy must be submitted for a state to receive grant funding in FY 2004

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FY 03 Strategy Planning Process Directorate

  • Analysis of jurisdictional assessments

  • Prioritization of needs

  • Prevention, response, and recovery goals

  • Objectives

    • Planning

    • Organization

    • Equipment

    • Training

    • Exercise

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State Assistance Directorate


Strategic Planning Process Overview




Statewide Homeland

Security Strategy


  • Conducted at the state and local level

  • Created at the state level

  • Created by ODP in concert with the state

State uses strategy to identify & allocate all HS resources

END RESULT = Appropriately allocated emergency preparedness resources

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Risk Assessment Directorate

Needs Assessment





Assessment Overview





Planning Factors

CBRNE Scenarios





Shortfalls or “Gaps”

Agricultural Vulnerability Assessment

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State Assistance Plan Directorate

  • ODP uses the submitted strategy and assessment data to tailor and formulate a State Assistance Plan (SAP) for each state.

  • A SAP is a blueprint and work plan for the delivery of ODP training, exercise, technical assistance, equipment services, and other federal resources.

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ODP FY 04 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Overview Directorate

3 grants totaling approximately $2.2B:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) – provide planning, equipment, training, exercise, management and administration funds to enhance the capability of State and local units of governments to prevent, deter, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism ($1.675B)

  • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP) – provide planning, organization equipment, training, exercise, management and administration funds for law enforcement communities to enhance capabilities for detecting, deterring, disrupting and preventing acts of terrorism ($497M)

  • Citizen Corps Program (CCP) – provide planning, public education/outreach, training, exercise, equipment, volunteer programs, management and administration funds to support Citizen Corps Council programs and activities ($34.7M)

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ODP FY 04 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Overview Directorate

2 grants totaling approximately $720M:

  • Urban Areas Grant – provide planning, exercise, training, equipment, management and administration funds to address the unique equipment, training, planning and exercise needs of large high threat urban areas ($671M)

  • Mass Transit Grant – planning, exercise, training, equipment, management and administration funds to address security needs at high risk critical infrastructure facilities and promote comprehensive regional planning and coordination ($49.7M)

    FY04 participants

  • 50 urban areas - determined by formula using a combination of current threat estimates, critical assets with the urban area, and population density

  • 30 mass transit agencies

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Sample ODP FY 04 SHSP and UASI Equipment Categories Directorate

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Explosive Device Mitigation and Remediation Equipment

  • CBRNE Search and Rescue Equipment

  • Interoperable Communications

  • Detection Equipment

  • Decontamination Equipment

  • Physical Security Enhancement Equipment

  • Terrorism Incident Prevention Equipment*

  • CBRNE Logistical Support Equipment

    *Allows for purchase of Geographic Information System information technology, software, and GIS plotter software and printers

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Sample ODP FY 04 SHSP and LETPP Planning Categories Directorate

  • Establishment or enhancement of mutual aid agreements

  • Development or enhancement of emergency operations plans and operating procedures

  • Development of terrorism prevention/deterrence plans

  • Development or enhancement of response and recovery plans

  • Development or enhancement of cyber security plans

  • Development of and participation in information/ intelligence sharing groups

  • Point vulnerability analyses and assessments

  • Development and review of site security buffer zone plans

  • Soft target security planning (public gatherings)

  • Updating and refining threat matrices

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ODP Program DirectorateGuidance/Requirements

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ODP FY 04 Program Guidance/Requirements Directorate

  • All SCBAs must meet standards established by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

  • Grant recipients must purchase protective ensembles as compliant with various National Fire Protection Association standards

  • Improved emergency preparedness and response interoperability

    • All new or upgraded radio systems and new radio equipment should be compatible with a suite of standards called ANSI/TIA/EIAA-102 Phase I (Project 25).

    • Grantees utilizing ODP program funds to build, upgrade, enhance, or replace communications systems should develop a comprehensive interoperable communications plan

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Interoperable Communications Plans Guidance Directorate

  • Plans should address building, upgrading, replacing, and maintaining public safety communications systems, training staff, and managing projects

  • Examples of considerations when developing a communications plan:

    • Operational

      • Topography/terrain of agency

      • Structures where agency operates

      • Patches

      • Dispatch process

    • Interoperability

      • Regional, multi-jurisdictional, statewide systems

      • Project 25 suite of standards

      • XML standards (DATA)

      • Scalability

      • Security Requirements

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Prevention and Deterrence Directorate

  • ODP conducts focus groups with subject matter experts representing law enforcement, public heath and other public safety/first responder organizations from around the country.

  • ODP has developed a prevention and deterrence strategy based on the combined info from the focus groups.

  • The Prevention and Deterrence Program was allocated $500 million in the FY04 Budget.

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Summary Directorate

  • ODP delivers its programs based on state and locally determined requirements.

    • State Homeland Security Strategies

  • WMD Preparedness Programs

    • Equipment Grants

    • Training

    • Exercises

    • Technical Assistance

  • State of the art training facilities

    • Live agent training

  • Result oriented outcomes

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QUESTIONS? Directorate

Jeffrey R. Hall




Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk