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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

Woolly mammoth chromosomes reconstructed using fossilized sample

Woolly mammoth chromosomes reconstructed using fossilized sample

An international team of scientists assembled the woolly mammoth's genetic code using fossilized chromosomes from a 52,000-year-old carcass discovered in Siberian permafrost ...
NSF announces groundbreaking Leadership-Class Computing Facility project

NSF announces groundbreaking Leadership-Class Computing Facility project

The U.S. National Science Foundation has begun construction on the Leadership-Class Computing Facility (LCCF), a cutting-edge facility led by the Texas Advanced ...
NSF appoints Micah Cheatham as chief management officer

NSF appoints Micah Cheatham as chief management officer

Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Micah Cheatham as chief management officer (CMO). In this ...
Transformers: Cooler side of the grid

Transformers: Cooler side of the grid

In a significant step towards resilient, sustainable energy, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) are undertaking a groundbreaking ...
Statement from NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on the U.S. Economic Development Administration's Regional Technology and Innovation Hub awardees

Statement from NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Technology and Innovation Hub awardees

The U.S. National Science Foundation congratulates the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) on its announcement today of its Regional Technology and Innovation ...
Physicists' laser experiment excites atom's nucleus, may enable new type of atomic clock

Physicists’ laser experiment excites atom’s nucleus, may enable new type of atomic clock

A team of researchers successfully raised the energy state of an atom's nucleus with a laser, which could lead to new precision ...

CDC

Center for Disease Control–Emergency Preparedness & Response

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DHS

Department of Homeland Security

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CDC Travel

US Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Meningococcal Disease in Saudi Arabia – Vaccine Requirements for Travel During the Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimages

The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's largest mass gatherings. Mass gatherings, such as ...
/ DoT, Public Health
Department of Transportation

Level 1 – Meningococcal Disease in Saudi Arabia – Vaccine Requirements for Travel During the Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimages

The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's largest mass gatherings. Mass gatherings, such as ...
/ 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, Public Health

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA news

Disaster Recovery Center in Nicholas County, W.Va., Closing

July 17, 2024DR-4783-WV MA-035FEMA News Desk: [email protected] AdvisoryDisaster Recovery Center in Nicholas County, W.Va., ClosingCHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state-federal Disaster Recovery Center at ...
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FEMA news

Disaster Recovery Center is Opening in Hancock County, W.Va.

July 17, 2024DR-4787-WV MA-003FEMA News Desk: [email protected] AdvisoryDisaster Recovery Center is Opening in Hancock County, W.Va.CHARLESTON, W.Va.– A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center ...
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FEMA news

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Cherokee County

FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Cherokee on Saturday, July 20 to provide one-on-one help for people affected by recent flooding and severe storms.Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the ...
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FEMA news

New Mexico Residents with Damaged Homes Can Apply for an SBA Loan; Business Recovery Center Now Open in Ruidoso

Long-term, low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to New Mexico residents and businesses impacted by the South Fork and Salt Fires ...
/ FEMA News
FEMA news

Over $6.4 Million from FEMA for Projects in Vieques and Culebra

Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO ― Four projects in the island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra are in design or construction thanks to an allocation ...
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FEMA news

Disaster Recovery Centers in Boyd, Henry Closing; 3 Centers Remain Open

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Survivors of the April 2 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, landslides and mudslides, seeking in-person help with FEMA applications should ...
/ FEMA News

NIEH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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 ...
Wildfires Linked to Surge in Mental Health-related Emergency Department Visits, Study Shows

Wildfires Linked to Surge in Mental Health-related Emergency Department Visits, Study Shows

An Emory University study showed an association between proximity to wildfires and increased anxiety-related emergency department visits ...
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 ...

NIST

National Institute of Standards & Technology–Resilience

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