In March, President Biden allocated 9 billion dollars in his American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to upgrade technology and boost talents hiring in cybersecurity. Where would that money be best used and how can the new administration convert this plan into a safe cyber landscape for the U.S.? To find out, we speak to Jeff Alerta, Chief Technology Officer of Inverselogic.
Recent national events, such as the health crisis and geopolitical tensions, have caused budget reductions across the public safety community. To help state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies maintain or adjust their budgets in a time of constrained funding, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) developed Contingency Considerations When Facing Reductions in Emergency Communications Budgets fact sheet to provide a series of contingency considerations to justify investment in four mission-critical resource categories: personnel, operating costs, equipment, and software.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) was recently awarded $1,158,589 in the most recent round of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program.
U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced that more than $83 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities improve school security and protect students, teachers and faculty from school violence.
The Justice Department announced that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released more than $500 million in grant solicitations under the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and several other grant programs that advance community policing, keep school students safe and promote the health and safety of law enforcement officers.
NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills to provide security funding for non-profit organizations at risk of terror attacks and expand the definition of domestic terrorism following the December 2019 attacks in Jersey City.
New York Assemblymembers Daniel Rosenthal (D- Kew Gardens Hills) and Stacey Pheffer Amato (D- Far Rockaway) have called upon the New York State Legislature to substantially increase security funding for nonpublic schools in the New York State budget.