This page reviews recent developments in the National Capital Region (NCR) Homeland Security Program. Please consult the menu to the left for an overview of the program, regional working groups, emergency support function committees, grant status, and other information.
Full-Spectrum Risk Knowledgebase
Visit the Full-Spectrum Risk Knowledgebase which is - A free secure reference site developed by FEMA/Office of National Capital Region Coordination that can be used to build all-hazards risk knowledge and enhance risk-informed decision making. View the poster for more details.
Regional Joint Information Center
The region has launched a News and Information Web site with alerts about weather, traffic, utilities, homeland security and other subjects. Visit the new site.
NCR UASI Fund Award and Allocation
June 2011 - Local officials announced how the region will spend the $59 million in Urban Area Security Funds (UASI) award to the region by the federal government in May. View the press release.
Sign up for emergency alerts from local governments. Capitalert is a free service that links the public to local emergency alert systems.
Inauguration After Action Report
View the after action report for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
Public Awareness Campaign
"Be Ready, Make a Plan" - Ongoing area government public awareness campaign to increase emergency preparedness in the National Capital Region.
NCR Events Calendar
Visit the NCR Homeland Security Events Calendar for the latest listings of meetings, conferences and trainings.
Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region
This guide encourages Federal employees and the whole community in the Washington, DC, area to take practical steps to better prepare themselves and their families for emergencies that could threaten their homes, workplaces, and communities. View the guide.
Procedure to Request Training and Exercises
The NCR Exercise and Training
Oversight Panel (ETOP) serves as a point-of-contact for agencies
and organizations in the NCR with exercise and training requirements.
NCR Policies for Regional UASI Grant Projects
These policies reflect the common shared principles of the National Capital Region and are intended to provide common rules of the road to guide the development, selection, implementation, and sustainment of grant funded projects in the NCR. View document adopted May 2011.
NCR Strategic Plan
The region has an updated 2010 Strategic Plan for Homeland Security. View the full document.
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Report
The QHSR is a congressionally mandated, top-to-bottom review of homeland security that will guide the Department of Homeland Security for the next four years and inform the nation’s homeland security policies, programs, and missions. View the report.
Procedure to Request the NCR Radio Cache
The NCR Radio Cache is funded through a Department of Homeland Security UASI grant, and consists of 1,250 portable radios and ancillary support equipment. It is available to support public safety communications within the NCR for emergency and/or scheduled events. Within two hours of receiving an emergency deployment request, the radio cache will be en-route to the requesting agency with a support staff that includes a NIMS qualified Communications Unit Leaders (COML) and communications technicians (COMT). Please click here for the request forms.