Capitol building
Agency-Image-v2

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

Statement by Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on NSF ranking in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

Statement by Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on NSF ranking in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

I am pleased to announce that the U.S. National Science Foundation has again been recognized among the 2023 Best Places to Work ...
NSF planning major infrastructure overhaul to support future research in South Pole

NSF planning major infrastructure overhaul to support future research in South Pole

The U.S. National Science Foundation released the draft of its South Pole Station Master Plan (SPSMP), which will inform investments planned under ...
NSF announces pilot phase and anticipated opening date of Arecibo C3 at the site of the NSF Arecibo Observatory Historic District in Puerto Rico 

NSF announces pilot phase and anticipated opening date of Arecibo C3 at the site of the NSF Arecibo Observatory Historic District in Puerto Rico 

|  En Español  |  As excitement builds for the grand opening of the new U.S. National Science Foundation Arecibo Center for Culturally ...
This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

This week was full of celebrations and milestones — including recognizing NSF staff and public servants for their hard work to better ...
NSF announces $24M investment across three EPSCoR jurisdictions

NSF announces $24M investment across three EPSCoR jurisdictions

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded teams from South Dakota, New Hampshire and Maine roughly $8 million each through the Established ...
NSF announces a new EPSCoR Track-1 award to combat climate change in Kentucky 

NSF announces a new EPSCoR Track-1 award to combat climate change in Kentucky 

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will receive $20 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research ...

CDC

Center for Disease Control–Emergency Preparedness & Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

CDC Releases Guidance for Preventing Spread of Infections in Schools to Keep Children Healthy and Learning

Today, CDC released consolidated, evidence-based guidance for preventing the spread of infections in K-12 schools ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Statement from CDC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deb Houry on 2023 Overdose Death Data

Today's data showing a decrease in drug overdoses over the 12-month period through December 2023 is heartening news for our nation and ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Drowning Deaths Rise in the United States Making swimming lessons more accessible can save lives

Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Drowning Deaths Rise in the United States Making swimming lessons more accessible can save lives ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Drowning Deaths Rise in the United States

Drowning deaths are on the rise in the United States, following decades of decline, according to a new CDC Vital Signs study ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

CDC Updates Dog Importation Regulation; New Rules will Start August 1, 2024

CDC is updating its dog importation regulation to protect the health and safety of people and animals by making sure any dog ...

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

No posts found.

CDC Travel

US Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Oropouche Fever in South America

There are outbreaks of Oropouche fever in parts of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. Travelers to affected areas should take steps ...
/ DoT, Public Health
Department of Transportation

Level 2 – Chikungunya in Timor-Leste

There is an outbreak of chikungunya in Timor-Leste ...
/ DoT, Public Health
Department of Transportation

Level 2 – Yellow Fever in Nigeria

Yellow fever cases remain elevated in Nigeria, after an outbreak was first reported in November 2020. Travelers to Nigeria should ...
/ DoT
Department of Transportation

Level 2 – Diphtheria in Guinea

There is an outbreak of diphtheria in several regions in Guinea. Vaccination against diphtheria is essential to protect against disease ...
/ DoT
Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Global Measles

Many international destinations are reporting increased numbers of cases of measles. Country List : Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African ...
/ DoT
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 ...
/ DoT

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA news

Immediate Needs Assistance Available for Storm Survivors in Texas

AUSTIN – FEMA’s disaster assistance offers new benefits that provide flexible funding directly to survivors when needed the most. In addition, a simplified ...
/ FEMA News
FEMA news

How to Document Home Ownership and Occupancy for FEMA

OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the disaster assistance process, FEMA must determine ownership and occupancy of damaged primary residences. FEMA has taken steps ...
/ FEMA News
FEMA news

FEMA Disaster Assistance Available for Texans

Texans who sustained damage from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 26may be eligible for disaster assistance ...
/ FEMA News
FEMA news

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Texas to supplement recovery efforts in the areas ...
/ FEMA News
FEMA news

FEMA Urges Preparedness Ahead of Severe Storm Heading East, Monitors Damage in Texas and Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- Severe weather is already affecting some parts of the nation, but as an intense severe storm moves east, residents are ...
/ FEMA News
FEMA news

Serious Needs Assistance is Available for Storm Survivors in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you have an immediate or serious need due to the April 25-May 9 severe storms and tornadoes, you may qualify ...
/ FEMA News

NIEH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Biden-Harris Administration Reports Significant Progress Toward Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning

Biden-Harris Administration Reports Significant Progress Toward Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning

The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children is publishing the Progress Report on the Federal Lead ...
Exposure to Wildfire Smoke During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Preterm Birth

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Preterm Birth

Wildfires often spew plumes of toxic smoke throughout the western United States, eroding decades of improvements in air quality ...
Microplastics, Algal Blooms, Seafood Safety Are Public Health Concerns Addressed by New Oceans and Human Health Centers

Microplastics, Algal Blooms, Seafood Safety Are Public Health Concerns Addressed by New Oceans and Human Health Centers

To address plastics and other problems that could affect human health, the NIH and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) are jointly ...
$3.8M Grant Will Fund Study of Firefighter Risks, Interventions in Wildland-Urban Blazes

$3.8M Grant Will Fund Study of Firefighter Risks, Interventions in Wildland-Urban Blazes

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will work in close collaboration with fire departments ...
Filters and Digital Health Program Reduced Participants' Arsenic Levels by Nearly Half in American Indian Households Relying on Well Water

Filters and Digital Health Program Reduced Participants’ Arsenic Levels by Nearly Half in American Indian Households Relying on Well Water

A community-led water-testing project made up of households that rely on private well water with high arsenic levels saw on average a ...
Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution

Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution

A new Georgia State study finds trees significantly reduce the air pollution caused by motor vehicles, which has been linked to a ...

NIST

National Institute of Standards & Technology–Resilience

National Institute of Standards and Technology News

5×5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit

5x5 ― the confirmation of a strong and clear signal ― and the place to make your voice heard and drive public ...
/ NIST Resilience
National Institute of Standards and Technology News

The 35th Quest for Excellence® Conference

April 7–10, 2024 Gaylord National Harbor | #BaldrigeQuest COME. LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE Join us at the Quest for Excellence 2024! The conference ...
/ NIST Resilience
National Institute of Standards and Technology News

NIST is Requesting Public Input on Published Strategic Plan for Smart Cities Program

The Global Community Technology Challenge (GCTC) is a U.S. smart cities and communities program led by the Smart Connected Systems Division of ...
/ NIST 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 ...
/ NIST Resilience