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Federal Agencies Influencing Resilience Policy

Similar to the ‘Alerts’ page, this page helps to ground resilience theory and concepts with news and current events related to some of the Federal agencies influencing resilience policy. Short excerpts from RSS news feeds are updated every two hours. The following agencies are included:

  • NSF: National Science Foundation
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • DHS: Department of Homeland Security
  • DoT: Department of Transportation
  • FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • NIEH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Click the tabs and scroll the pages to review the excerpts. Click on the ‘Read More’ link for more detailed information and to access a link to the source website. Please contact us to recommend other agencies influencing resilience policy.

NSF

National Science Foundation

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

This week, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan welcomed the nine winners of the Visionary Interdisciplinary Teams Advancing Learning (VITAL) Prize ...
NSF selects Kaye Husbands Fealing to head the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate

NSF selects Kaye Husbands Fealing to head the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate

The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Kaye Husbands Fealing to head the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE).Husbands Fealing ...
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NSF names 9 winners of VITAL Prize Challenge

NSF names 9 winners of VITAL Prize Challenge

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced the winners of the Visionary Interdisciplinary Teams Advancing Learning (VITAL) Prize Challenge. Launched in the fall ...
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NSF, NIH partner on new research to develop RNA-based methods for biotech innovations

NSF, NIH partner on new research to develop RNA-based methods for biotech innovations

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded over $12.7 million across nine research teams to understand better the untapped capabilities of ribonucleic ...
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NSF and DOE establish a Research Coordination Network dedicated to enhancing privacy research

NSF and DOE establish a Research Coordination Network dedicated to enhancing privacy research

In response to the rapidly evolving landscape of data collection and analysis driven by advances in artificial intelligence, the U.S. National Science ...
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NSF announces $20M investment across eight institutions through its GRANTED initiative, transforming access to research support

NSF announces $20M investment across eight institutions through its GRANTED initiative, transforming access to research support

Across the research enterprise, organizations face varying challenges with access to research support and service infrastructure. This creates obstacles to widespread participation ...
/ National Science Foundation

CDC

Center for Disease Control–Emergency Preparedness & Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

CDC updates and simplifies respiratory virus recommendations

CDC released today updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Older Adults Now Able to Receive Additional Dose of Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, CDC Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation for adults ages 65 years and older ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

CDC Warns of E. Coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese

Ten people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from four states. Four people have been hospitalized and ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

CDC Opens New East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Japan

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Mandy Cohen celebrated the opening of the new CDC East Asia and Pacific ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Launches New Ads to Encourage People to Quit Smoking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign returns today with new ads to encourage people ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Seniors in Care Facilities Have More Protection Available This Year: CDC Encourages Vaccination Against Flu, COVID-19 and RSV

New research in this week's MMWR finds that most nursing home residents haven't received an updated COVID-19 vaccine or the new RSV ...

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

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CDC Travel

US Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Dengue in Africa and the Middle East

Dengue is a risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of ...
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Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Dengue in the Americas

Dengue is a risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some countries are reporting ...
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Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Dengue is a risk in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of ...
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Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Western Equine Encephalitis Virus in South America

There are reports of Western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) infections in horses, humans or both, in parts of Argentina and ...
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Department of Transportation

Level 2 – Chikungunya in Timor-Leste

There is an outbreak of chikungunya in Timor-Leste. You can protect yourself by preventing mosquito bites ...
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Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Western Equine Encephalitis Virus in South America

There are reports of Western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) infections in horses, humans or both, in parts of Argentina and ...
/ DoT

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA news

FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Wyoming’s Happy Jack Fire

DENVER – This afternoon FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Happy Jack Fire burning ...
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FEMA news

One Week Left to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Rhode Islanders affected by the severe storms that took place Sept. 10-13, 2023, have until March 7 to apply for federal disaster ...
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FEMA news

Maine Recovery Well Under Way One Month After Declaration

One month after the president issued a federal disaster declaration for the state of Maine for the severe storm and flooding that ...
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FEMA news

Recovery Mission Hits One Month in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – One month after President Joe Biden signed a major disaster declaration for Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison, and Kanawha counties, FEMA ...
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FEMA news

A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Calhoun County Will Close Permanently on March 2, 2024

Charleston, W.Va.– A state-federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Calhoun County will close permanently on March 2, 2024, at 5 p.m.Residents of all counties ...
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FEMA news

Deadline for West Virginians in Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison, and Kanawha Counties to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is March 6, 2024

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Individuals living or working in these five West Virginia counties who became unemployed due to the severe storms may apply for ...
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NIEH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

First Representative Survey of Energy Insecurity in New York City

First Representative Survey of Energy Insecurity in New York City

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducted the ...
Radon-Associated Cardiovascular Risks Highlight Need for Household Testing

Radon-Associated Cardiovascular Risks Highlight Need for Household Testing

This January, National Radon Action Month, epidemiologists at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health published two studies in Neurology®, the ...
Reduced Blood Lead Levels Linked to Lower Blood Pressure in American Indians

Reduced Blood Lead Levels Linked to Lower Blood Pressure in American Indians

Researchers have linked a decade-long decline in the blood lead levels of American Indian adults to long-term cardiovascular health benefits, including reduced ...
Sister Study Turns 20

Sister Study Turns 20

What: This October marks the 20th anniversary of the Sister Study, the nation’s largest and longest ongoing study of women with a ...

NIST

National Institute of Standards & Technology–Resilience

National Institute of Standards and Technology News

NIST and NSF Award Nearly $7.1 Million to 15 Universities to Support Disaster Resilience

The grants will fund research that will improve the ability of buildings, infrastructure and communities to withstand severe natural hazards ...
/ NIST Resilience
National Institute of Standards and Technology News

In National Climate Assessment, NIST Offers New Insights on Community Resilience and Adaptation

NIST researchers contributed to chapters that explore how communities can adapt to climate change while promoting the fair treatment and meaningful involvement ...
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