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Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season

  • HVC-215, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Dear Colleague:

In the midst of Hurricane season and National Hurricane Preparedness Month, we believe it is imperative for the Congress to continually examine how to improve resilience for our communities. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your hometown. We you invite to participate in DHS’s S&T’s

Interactive Technology Demonstration
 on September 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, in the Gabe Zimmerman Room, HVC-215.

This event will showcase how DHS Security and Technology is making impacts to enhance hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. With increased amounts of data to improve decision-making, communities have new tools to plan and respond to natural disasters, like hurricanes.

  • 9 out of 10 hurricane fatalities are related to storm-surge and in-land flooding.

  • As communities become more digitized – how are first responders and local and regional governments relying on information to make the right decisions, improve command, and control operations or gain better situational awareness?

  • How can city and industry innovators better understand how technologies are improving evacuation planning, flood monitoring, and critical infrastructure protections?

Cultivating important relationships with smart cities leaders representing state and local government, public safety, academia, and industry is important to building greater resilience capacity. This unique Hill event includes these state and local teams
from across the nation and will increase the understanding and support for how DHS is delivering powerful solutions that save lives during Hurricane Season and their innovative R&D model is developing capabilities that help security operators keep pace, adapt, and respond to fast moving threats.

I hope you can attend to meet Congressional Officials and share insights on how S&T technology investments are making impacts on homeland security operations – from the edge through command and control. Exhibiting DHS experts include FEMA, NPPD IP, Coast Guard, ICE, CBP.

Please RSVP here: https://www.smartregions.org/9-25

If you have any questions or would like to join the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus as a member, please contact Charlyn Stanberry (Rep. Yvette D. Clarke) at 202-225-6231 and Charlyn.Stanberry@mail.house.gov and Jacob Morabito (Rep. Darrell Issa) at 202.225.3906 and Jacob.Morabito@mail.house.gov. 

Sincerely,

Yvette D. Clarke                                                         Darrell Issa
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

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Congress and the Separation of Powers
Later Event: September 25
Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit